For about 30 years, the EU has funded the Erasmus programme, which has enabled approx. 10 million mobility participants to spend part of their training in another higher education institution or organization in Europe.
Erasmus+ provides such opportunities for:
Students / PhD students. Studying abroad is a key part of Erasmus+ and has been shown to have a positive effect on job prospects. It is also a chance to improve your language skills, gain self-confidence and independence, and immerse yourself in a new culture. BAS teaches only PhD students. From 91 to 365 days.
Internships (training). Erasmus+ helps you gain valuable workplace experience by supporting internships abroad. BAS trains Master, Bachelor and PhD students and recent graduates. From 61 to 365 days.
Staff (lecturers). Erasmus+ offers opportunities to spend time teaching in an educational institution abroad. These opportunities are available both for employees working in the education sector and for people working outside the sector invited to share their knowledge and experience. From 2 to 365 days.
Staff (training). With Erasmus+ there are opportunities for training of employees working in the field of education, both in teaching and non-pedagogical capacity. Periods of study abroad can consist of job-shadowing, participation in seminars or other types of training. From 2 to 365 days.
The new Erasmus+ programmme cycle (2021-2027), simply called Erasmus or EPLUS, continues the development of the previous one with a budget of 26.2 billion euros – an increase of approx. 80%. The Erasmus programme now aims to build a European educational area by 2025. The vision contained in this policy is that across the EU:
- spending time abroad to study and teach should become the norm;
- higher education qualifications must be recognized throughout the EU;
- proficiency in two languages in addition to the mother tongue must become the standard;
- everyone must have access to high-quality education, regardless of their socio-economic background;
- people must have a strong sense of their identity as Europeans, of Europe’s cultural heritage and its diversity.
Erasmus+ aims to contribute to achieving the goals of Europe’s Digital Decade by digitizing the administrative processes of mobility management, in line with the technical standards of the European Student Card Initiative.
The priority of the Erasmus+ programme is to promote environmental practices in all activities related to the programme. The European Green Pact / Green Deal expresses the desire Europe to be the first continent to be climate-neutral. The European Union is focusing on sustainable, innovative and climate-friendly growth in the coming decades, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The goal of transforming the EU economy and reducing the carbon footprint has been set by the Commission with a horizon of 2050.
The Erasmus+ programme promotes equity and inclusion by facilitating the access of disadvantaged participants and those with fewer opportunities for reasons such as: disability (ie participants with special needs): people with mental (intellectual, cognitive), physical, sensory or other disabilities; economic barriers: people with low living standards, low incomes, dependence on the social assistance system or homeless; young people in long-term unemployment or poverty; people in debt or with financial problems; cultural differences: immigrants or refugees or descendants of immigrant or refugee families; people belonging to a national or ethnic minority; health problems: people with chronic health problems, severe or psychiatric illnesses; social barriers: people facing discrimination on the grounds of sex, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, etc .; people in an insecure situation; (former) drug or alcohol abusers; young and / or single parents; orphans; geographical barriers: people from remote or rural areas; people from urban problem areas; people from less served areas (limited public transport, poor facilities)
Encouraging the civic engagement of learners and staff by involving them as active citizens before, during and after their participation in mobility.