Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014 -2020. Education, training, youth and sport can make a maajor contribute to help tackle socio-economic changes, the key challenges that Europe will be facing until the end of the decade and to support the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity and incusion.
Another challenge relates to the development of social capital among young people, the empowerment of young people and their ability to participate actively in society, in line with the provisions of the Lison Treaty to "encourage the participation of young people in democratic life in Europe". This issue can also be targeted through non-formal learning activities, which aim at enhancing the skills and competences of young people as well as their active citizenship.
The Erasmus+ Programme is designed to support Programme Countries' efforts to efficiently use the potential of Europe's human talent and social capital, while confirming the principle of lifelong learning by linkung support to formal, non-formal and informal learning throughout the education, training and youth fields. The Programme also enhances the opportunites for cooperation and mobility with Partner Countries, notably in the fields of higher education and youth.
What is the structure of the Erasmus+ Programme?
In order to achieve its objectives, the ERASMUS+ Programme implements the following Actions:
Key Action 1 - Mobility of Individuals
This Key Action supports:
- Mobility of learners and staff: opportunites for students, trainees, young people and volunteers, as well as for professors, teachers, trainers, youth workers, staff of education institutions and civil society organisations to undertake a learning and/or professional experience in another country;
- Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees: high level integrated international study programmes delivered by consortia of higher education institutions that award full degree scholarships to the best master students worldwide;
- Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans: higher education students from Programme Countries can get a loan backed up by the Programme to go abroad for a full Master Degree. Students should address themselves to national banks or student loan agencies.
The FHDW is especially focussing on the mobility of learners and staff. For further questions concerning Erasmus+, please contact the International Office.
Head of International Affairs