Erasmus+ is the European Union’s education, youth and sport programme. Erasmus+ brings together the existing EU programmes for lifelong learning, youth and sport and the European collaboration programmes in higher education.
Erasmus+ has a budget of around 14.8 billion euros. More than four million people will benefit from EU funding by 2020. The seven-year programme is designed to improve skills and employability and promote the modernisation of education, training and child and youth welfare systems.
The funds will primarily be used to strengthen mobility in Europe and, probably to a lesser extent from 2015, with other parts of the world. Around two million students are expected to benefit from Erasmus+ by 2020, including more than a quarter of a million from Germany. This will involve students in all study cycles up to and including their doctorate who wish to complete part of the programme or an internship abroad. For the first time, students can be funded for up to 12 months in Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees. In order to increase the financial incentive for a stay abroad, the monthly mobility allowance for students will also be increased, especially for host countries with higher living costs.
The Student Charter contains information on your rights and obligations when participating in the Erasmus+ programme.
The funding for most mobility actions and Strategic Partnerships is provided by the National Agencies in the 33 Programme Countries (28 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, FYR Macedonia, Norway, Turkey). In Germany, the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service) continues to perform this task.
Further information and advice on Erasmus+ mobility measures can be obtained from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD):
For the duration of the Erasmus+ programme (2014-2020), the University of Passau has applied to the European Commission for and received the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE; ECHE in German, ECHE in English). The ECHE is the basic requirement for participation in the Erasmus+ programme and states that a higher education institution fulfils all the requirements for successful participation in the Erasmus programme. The ERASMUS Policy Statement (EPS) of the University of Passau was part of the ECHE application.
This project was financed with the support of the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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