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What is Erasmus program?

The Erasmus+ program is an initiative funded in 1987 by the European Union (EU) with the goal of financing international exchange programs. It offers different opportunities for individuals to study, work, train, or volunteer in another country.

It provides a wide range of educational and professional experiences to participants that seek to improve their knowledge, skills, and employability.

The goal of this program is to promote educational mobility for individuals and groups, including students and staff, and promoting cooperation, quality, inclusion, equity, excellence, creativity, and innovation in the fields of education, training, youth, and sports.

It contributes to sustainable growth, high-quality employment, and social unity. It also encourages innovation, strengthening the European identity, active citizenship and democracy.

How does the Erasmus program work?

The Erasmus+ Programme is divided in 4 key actions:

  • Key Action 1 – Mobility of Individuals:
    • Supports learners and staff in experiencing education and professional development abroad.
    • Encompasses opportunities for students, teachers, youth workers, and sports coaches.
    • Promotes language learning, virtual exchanges, and youth participation activities.
    • More information here
  • Key Action 2 – Cooperation among Organizations and Institutions:
    • Fosters cooperation partnerships for enhancing quality, internationalization, and innovation.
    • Supports excellence partnerships, including European Universities and vocational excellence initiatives.
    • Encourages partnerships for innovation, such as alliances and forward-looking projects.
    • More information here
  • Key Action 3 – Support to Policy Development and Cooperation:
    • Supports European Youth Together actions, policy implementation, and data gathering.
    • Promotes policy dialogue and cooperation with stakeholders.
    • Drives policy debates and cooperation with international organizations.
    • More information here
  • Jean Monnet Actions:
    • Promote teaching, research, and policy debates on European integration.
    • Cover higher education, education and training, policy debates, and support for designated institutions.
    • More information here

These key actions collectively aim to enrich education, training, youth, and sport across Europe and beyond, promoting international collaboration and the development of skills and knowledge.

What levels of education does it cover?

Erasmus+ offers mobility and cooperation opportunities in different fields:

  • higher education
  • vocational education and training
  • school education (including early childhood education and care)
  • adult education
  • youth
  • sport

What are the benefits of participating in Erasmus project?

Studying abroad through Erasmus+ offers the opportunity to enhance your communication, language, and intercultural competencies, gaining valuable soft skills highly valued by future employers. Pairing your time abroad with an internship allows you to acquire crucial work experience, an invaluable asset when entering the job market. Do not miss that opportunity!

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