The Erasmus+ Programme Guide

Nov 25, 2019 erasmus students news 0 comments

The Erasmus+ Programme Guide is essential to understanding Erasmus+. It provides participating organisations and individuals a comprehensive list of opportunities supported by the programme.

The 2020 Programme Guide is available as an online version, with a more user-friendly, accessible format to make it easier to find information, as well as a PDF version.

Key Actions in ERASMUS+

Key Action 1: Learning mobility of individuals

Key Action 1 aims to encourage the mobility of students, staff, youth workers, and young people. Organisations can arrange to send or receive students and staff to or from participating countries, as well as organise teaching, training, learning activities.

Key Action 2: Innovation and good practices

Key Action 2 is designed to develop the education, training, and youth sectors through five main activities:

  1. Strategic partnerships to support innovation in the sector as well as joint initiatives to promote cooperation, peer-learning, and the sharing of experience.
  2. Knowledge Alliances to foster innovation in and through higher education together with businesses, and beyond, contributing to new approaches to teaching and learning, entrepreneurship in education, and the modernisation of higher education systems in Europe.
  3. Sector Skills Alliances to tackle skills gap and ensure a better alignment of vocational education and training with labour market needs. There are opportunities to modernise VET, exchange knowledge and best practices, encourage working abroad, and increase the recognition of qualifications.
  4. Capacity-building projects in the field of higher education to support the modernisation, accessibility, and internationalisation of higher education in Partner Countries.
  5. Capacity-building projects in the field of youth to support the development of youth work, non-formal learning, and volunteer work, as well as promote non-formal learning opportunities with Partner Countries

EU priorities for higher education

The European Union’s (EU) five main priorities in the field of higher education are:

  • To advance the EU as a centre of excellence in education and training
  • To support partner countries outside the EU in their efforts to modernise their education and training systems
  • To promote common values and closer understanding between different peoples and cultures
  • To support higher education institutions in Member States and beyond in their efforts to internationalise national education and training systems
  • To improve the quality of education and training services in the EU and beyond through mutual learning, comparison and the exchange of best practices

How cooperation builds better global education

Cooperation with non-EU Member States enhances the quality of education and training in the EU and beyond by promoting peer learning and comparative analysis between national education systems worldwide. It boosts innovation and job creation through mobility, and offers opportunities for staff and students to broaden their horizons through participation in EU programmes.

Europe’s universities have a strong record of internationalisation. They have facilitated the development of international curricula and joint degrees, fostered international research and innovation projects, and supported the exchange of students, staff and knowledge.

This has all been made possible by the Bologna process, under which European countries have agreed to restructure their higher education systems to make cross-border cooperation more feasible and more effective.

The EU’s international policy dialogues with countries outside Europe, therefore, often draw on this expertise and experience of the need for internationalisation to go hand in hand with policy reform.


Before the Mobility

During the application process you must complete a study plan (learning agreement). Faculty advisors should work directly with their co-op student(s) to complete the learning agreement by the deadline noted in the co-op calendar. The best mo­ment to send us your Lear­ning Agree­ment is right after you select cour­ses from PROSPECTUS COURSES CATALOGUE.

During the Mobility

Un­less your home uni­ver­si­ty spe­ci­fi­cal­ly re­quests it, you do not need to fill out this sec­tion of the agree­ment. How­e­ver, we re­com­mend that you dis­cuss any chan­ges made to your cour­se selec­tion du­ring the se­mes­ter with your home uni­ver­si­ty.

After the Mobility

Your Tran­script of Re­cords toge­ther with your Con­fir­ma­ti­on of Stay and Learning Agreement will be your documents for certify that your mobility are eligible.

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