What is Erasmus +?
Erasmus+ is the EU’s new programme for boosting skills and employability through education, training, youth, and sport. Between 2014-2020 the programme will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience , and volunteer abroad.
¿What does it involve?
In the field of education and training, the Erasmus initiative is renowned for the opportunities it provides students to learn abroad, as well as theopportunities it provides for teaching staff in higher education.
Building on these, the Erasmus+ programme now covers five major areas of education and training:
- School education opportunities for staff and institutions.
- Vocational education and training opportunities for students, apprentices, trainees, staff, institutions, and business.
- Higher Education opportunities for students, staff, institutions, and businesses.
- Adult Education opportunities for staff, institutions, and businesses.
- European Integration opportunities for academic and research staff and institutions.
Erasmus Charter for Higher Education
The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities that a higher education institution (HEI) may carry out within the Erasmus+ Programme.
The award of an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education is a pre-requisite for all HEIs that are willing to participate in learning mobility of individuals and/or cooperation for innovation and good practices under the Programme. The Erasmus Charter is awarded for the full duration of the Erasmus+ Programme (2014-2020).
Erasmus Charter for Higher Education-ECHE 2014-2020
Erasmus Policy Statement