The TEMPUS (Trans-European Mobility Program for University Studies) program encouraged Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the European Member States and partner countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean region to engage in structured cooperation through the establishment of "consortia". The "consortia" implemented Joint European Projects (JEPs), which supported the modernization of Higher Education in the Partner Countries. 

    With a special focus on cultural integration, the ALLMEET project ( financed by the Tempus Program from the 1-12-2013 to the 30-11-2016) was aimed at contributing to  build up the capacity of HEIs in the Russian Federation, especially for what concerned the international cooperation, and to assist them in opening up to the world of work, the Russian society at large, and the wider world. The project was also aimed to enhance mutual understanding between peoples and cultures of the EU and the Russian Federation.