Erasmus+ is a European Union programme providing support to cooperation projects in the following three fields:
- Education and training
The aims of the Erasmus+ programme in the field of education and training are:
- To enhance and support development of all levels of education and training
- To strengthen the links among formal, informal and non-formal education and learning
- To enhance cooperation between education and labour market
- To create added values for European education and a European dimension in education
- To support cooperation among participating countries in defining education policies
Erasmus+ programme also focuses on strengthening the potential of Youth for active participation in civil society, development of leadership skills, solidarity and understanding among cultures.
For the field of Sport, Erasmus+ aims to support cooperation and networking among sport organisations as well as to support projects that can indirectly contribute towards mitigation of social and economic aspects of physical inactivity.
Erasmus+ promotes recognition of qualifications in education, open access to education materials, documents and media created through funded projects, an international dimension of activity, multilingualism, equity and inclusion.
Erasmus+ programme will cover the period 2014-2020.
A more detailed explanation about the programme can be found here http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/programme-guide/introduction/how-to-read-programme-guide
Key Action 1 – Credit mobility
Academic exchange: mobility projects can be submitted by HEIs from Programme contries that include cooperation with higher education institutions in partner countries with national accreditation.
Higher education institutions from programme and partner countries can establish international partnerships by signing an inter-institutional agreement.
HEIs from Programme countries submit mobility projects to their National agency and if selected, they enable following mobility activities:
- a study period in a programme/partner country abroad lasting between 3 and 12 months
- teaching periods – staff deliver teaching at another HEI abroad
- training periods – staff undertake a training event or undergo job shadowing/observation
Funding can be used to support staff engaged in both HEI teaching (minimum of 8 hours of teaching per week) and non-teaching activities. Staff mobility activities can last from 2 days to 2 months, excluding travel time.
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