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Erasmus+

Information

Name of the programme :       Erasmus+
Managing Authority :       Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency – EACEA
Heading:        Competitiveness for growth and jobs
Programme website link :       http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm
Programme budget 2014- 2020:      € 14,774.52 Million

Internal division

The Erasmus+ programme covers the following thematic areas:
Education and Training at all levels in a lifelong learning perspective,
including school education, higher education, international higher
education and vocational training and adult learning
Youth: in particular in the context of non-formal and informal;
Sports.
The programme includes an international dimension aimed at supporting the Union's external action through cooperation between EU and partner
countries and supports research and teaching in the field of European
integration (Jean Monnet).
The Erasmus+ Programme is structured as follows:
- Key Action 1: Mobility of individuals
- Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good
practices
- Key Action 3: Support for policy reforms

Objectives of the Programme

    Erasmus+ contributes to implement:
    -    the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy, including the main focus
        on education; the objectives of the strategic framework for European
        cooperation in education and training ("ET2020"), including the
        corresponding benchmarks; sustainable development of partner
        countries in higher education;
    -    the general objectives of the renewed framework for European
        cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018);
    -    the development of a common European dimension of sport,
        especially grassroots sport, in accordance with the Union work plan
        for sport;
    -    the promotion of European values in accordance with Article 2 of the
        Treaty on European Union.

Actions funded

Key Action 1 - Mobility of individuals:
- Mobility for students at all levels of higher education and students,
apprentices and students in education and vocational training.
- Staff mobility, for countries in the program in particular for teachers,
trainers, school leaders and youth workers. This mobility may take the
form of teaching assistantships or in or taking part in development
activities abroad.
- The action will also support the international mobility of students and
staff to and from the partner countries as regards higher education
including mobility organized on the basis of joint degrees, double or
multiple degrees of high quality or joint calls for proposals.

Key Action 2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of
good practices:
-    Strategic partnerships between education institutions / youth organizations and / or other relevant actors.

-    Large-scale partnerships between education institutions and training providers and businesses in the form of knowledge alliances in higher education and Sector Skills Alliances.

-    Support the creation of platforms, including e-Twinning.

-    Capacity building in third countries, with particular emphasis on the countries of the European Neighbourhood Policy.

Key Action 3 - Support for policy reforms:

-    Implementation of EU policy in education and training in the context of the OMC (Open Method of Coordination), as well as to the Bologna and Copenhagen processes;

-    Implementation in the programme countries of the Union's instruments of transparency and recognition concerning education and training policies.

-    Support the policy dialogue with relevant European stakeholders in the field of education and training;

-    Support and improve the NARIC, the Eurydice and Euroguidance and the National Europass Centers.

-    Supports the policy dialogue with partner countries and with international organizations relating to training and education.
Jean Monnet Action:

Addressed to institutions interested in promoting the quality of their programs of study on European integration. The dialogue between the academic world and policy makers will consequently be strengthened. Sport

In order to develop a European sport dimension, the programme provides support for the following activities:
-    Transnational collaborative projects;
-    Non-commercial European sporting events;
-    Strengthening the base for policy development in the field of sport;
-    Capacity building in sport;
-    Dialogue with relevant European stakeholders.

 Keywords

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency – EACEA


 Objectives/goals:

Erasmus+ contributes to implement: - the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy, including the main focus on education; the objectives of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training ("ET2020"), including the corresponding benchmarks; sustainable development of partner countries in higher education; - the general objectives of the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018); - the development of a common European dimension of sport, especially grassroots sport, in accordance with the Union work plan for sport; - the promotion of European values in accordance with Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union.