November 27, 2022

The ABC of Erasmus +: what it is, how it works, how to participate

What is Erasmus+
The European Union’s mobility program for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period 2014-2020 is called Erasmus+.

The Program, approved with EU Regulation No. 1288/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council, combines and integrates all the funding mechanisms implemented by the European Union until 2013:

• Lifelong Learning Program (Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci);
• Youth in action;
• the five international cooperation programs (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and the bilateral cooperation program with the industrialized countries).

It also includes Jean Monnet Activities and, for the first time, support policies for Sport activities.

So, not only scholarships for university students. The secondary school sector is also directly involved, offering students the opportunity to spend a period for personal and training growth in a foreign country, both by participating in a fully recognized study experience, and by carrying out a training internship at institutions, companies training and research centers operating in another EU country or participating in the Program.

Erasmus for school responds to the educational and training needs of secondary education through 3 key actions, transversal to the different sectors:

• Key Action 1: Mobility for Learning Purposes;
• Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and good practices;
• Key Action 3: Support for policy development and cooperation.

For higher education, the Erasmus+ project focuses on two key actions:
• Key Action 1: Mobility for individual learning;
• Key Action 2: Cooperation projects for innovation and exchange of good practices.

Erasmus+ project for higher education: student mobility
Key Action 1 provides Student Mobility, corresponding to the previous Erasmus, which can be divided into:
• Mobility for study abroad;
• Mobility for traineeship abroad.

The Erasmus+ study project gives students of higher education institutions the opportunity to spend a study experience abroad, with the consequent recognition of the training activities carried out. On the other hand, internships mobility offers them the opportunity to carry out a training internship abroad at institutions, companies, training and research centers operating in another country of the Union or participating in the Program.

Duration of mobility for high schools students
The project has a duration going from a minimum of 2 months up to a maximum of 24 months. For each cycle of studies (degree, master’s degree and PhD), the maximum duration of the project is 12 months, regardless of the type of mobility and the number of flows (for example 3 flowsof 4 months or 2 flows of 6 months).
Higher education institutions can choose to give priority to students who have never participated in a mobility experience abroad.

Countries of destination of the Erasmus+ project
All 28 Member States of the European Union plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Croatia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia can participate in the Erasmus+ Program.

How to participate
Unlike what happened for the Erasmus Project, it is not possible to apply directly to Erasmus+, but intermediation from the school or reference body is required and mandatory.

After obtaining the identification PIC code through the registration to ECAS (the EU’s online authentication service), and to the European Participant Portal, the institute can submit an application to the National Agency.

Related Posts

SkillsAct4Vet: crossing results and widening impact

March 22, 2021

March 22, 2021

The debate around #SoftSkills has reached a central role during the last decade among the experts in training mobilities for...

Cultural awareness: internationalizing the school with Erasmus+

November 10, 2021

November 10, 2021

What is cultural awareness One of the key competences of lifelong learning – cultural awareness and expression – includes the...

Erasmus+ in 6 simple points

May 31, 2022

May 31, 2022

What is Erasmus? Let’s try to answer this question, even if it is not easy to resume 35 years of...

New deadlines for applications for Strategic Partnerships Key Action 2

March 18, 2020

March 18, 2020

Due to the difficulties caused by the onset of Coronavirus, the European Commission has set new deadlines for applications for...

“Virtual Classroom”: Erasmus + training course for four teachers from Bulgaria has been successfully completed

July 26, 2021

July 26, 2021

The training course “BIG BLUE BUTTON AND G SUITE TO IMPROVE DIGITAL LEARNING” of the Erasmus + KA1 “Virtual classroom”...

ETN for the fifth time in a row is nominated for the ST Star Awards in London

February 21, 2020

February 21, 2020

We are very happy to announce that, for the fifth consecutive time, we will participate in the ST Star Awards...

Erasmus+ KA2 IPAL project: what happened in the Transnational Meeting in Malaga

August 1, 2022

August 1, 2022

On the 27th and 28th of June our agency Tribeka hosted the Erasmus+ KA2 IPAL Transnational Project Meeting in Malaga, Spain....

Why is it called Erasmus? Not only after Erasmus of Rotterdam

January 23, 2020

January 23, 2020

Now a word commonly used, Erasmus brings with it an infinite series of meanings that each student has the fascinating...

Erasmus+: the structured course for Bulgarian teachers on Google Workspace for Education and Interactive Teaching has just ended

July 28, 2022

July 28, 2022

Learning and enhancing the use of innovative teaching methods: this was the key objective of the European Erasmus+ KA1 project...

WISE: the Italian Transnational Meeting of the Erasmus+ KA2 project

February 25, 2022

February 25, 2022

Few days ago the Italian Transnational Meeting of the Erasmus Plus KA2 project “WISE – Woman, Innovative, Successful, Empowered” was...

5 tips for an effective dissemination strategy for an Erasmus+ project

February 11, 2020

February 11, 2020

During the project evaluation phase, one of the quality criteria examined with greater attention regards the realization and management of...

Equality and inclusiveness: how Erasmus+ promotes equal access to all its actions

June 20, 2022

June 20, 2022

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” (Sydney J. Harris) Equality and inclusiveness are part of...

Francesca and her Erasmus+ internship at Berlink

August 5, 2022

August 5, 2022

Hi, I’m Francesca, I’m 16 years old and I attend the ENGIM Turazza school, address graphic design in Treviso. I...

Erasmus call 2021-2027: latest news

April 2, 2021

April 2, 2021

The European Commission has launched a new Erasmus call 2021-2027, inviting all private and public bodies active in the field...

2022 Erasmus+ Programme Guide amendments just published

February 1, 2022

February 1, 2022

The European Commission made some amendchanges to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide and on January 26th an official corrigendum was published....

Comments
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Newsletter