Erasmus+ Programme covers all fields of Education and Training and plans to provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.
The Erasmus+ Programme is the new European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport for 2014-2020 that started in January 2014. It took over the successful brand name of the European Union student exchange programme established in 1987 and since then more than 3 million students have benefitted from EU Erasmus grants.
Erasmus+ is the result of the integration of several European programmes implemented during the period 2007-2013 (Lifelong Learning Programme, Youth in Action, Erasmus Mundus etc.). Erasmus+ Programme covers all fields of Education and Training and plans to provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.
The Erasmus+ Programme - in the field of Higher Education is open to students, teaching and non-teaching staff.
To participate in the Erasmus+ Programme students have to be enrolled in studies leading to a recognized degree in any Programme Country (EU Member countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, FYR of Macedonia). In case of mobility for studies students must be enrolled at least in the second year of higher education studies.
The prerequisite for the participation of higher education institutions in the Erasmus+ Programme is the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, which guarantees that a higher education institution has fulfilled certain quality criteria for participating in the Erasmus+ Programme. There are currently more than 4,700 higher education institutions holding an ECHE and participating in the programme across 33 countries.
A list of Croatian higher education institutions that hold the Erasmus Charter can be found here.
Activities available for students and staff under the Erasmus+ Programme, KA1Learning Mobility of Individuals are:
- Student mobility for studies (3 – 12 months)
- Student mobility for traineeship (2-12 months)
- Staff mobility for teaching (2 days – 2months)
- Staff mobility for training (2days – 2 months)
- Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees
- Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans
For more information on the opportunities offered through the Erasmus+ Programme in Croatia, please contact the International Cooperation Offices and Erasmus coordinators at higher education institutions.
Source: Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes