Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 1985-2006. It supports education, training, internship, professional development, non-formal learning-based youth activities and cooperation between institutions. In the previous periods programme had been implemented as Socrates and Lifelong Learning.
Building on the success of the programme in the period XNUMX-XNUMX, Erasmus+ strengthens its efforts to increase the opportunities offered to more participants and to a wider range of organisations, focusing on its qualitative impact and contributing to more inclusive and cohesive, greener and digitally fit societies.
The Programme has an overall indicative financial envelope of more than 3 billion EUR of the EU Budget for the seven years (XNUMX-XNUMX). The European Commission is ultimately responsible for the running of the Erasmus+ Programme. It manages the budget and sets priorities, targets and criteria for the Programme on an on-going basis. The implementation of the Erasmus+ Programme is mainly implemented as Indirect Management, meaning that the European Commission entrusts budget implementation tasks to National Agencies; the rationale of this approach is to bring Erasmus+ as close as possible to its beneficiaries and to adapt to the diversity of national education, training and youth systems. For this purpose, each EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme has appointed one or more National Agencies (for the contact details, please consult the following link: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/contact_en). These National Agencies promote and implement the Programme at national level and act as the link between the European Commission and participating organisations at local, regional and national level. In order to achieve its objectives, the Erasmus+ Programme foresees the implementation of the following Actions in the XNUMX-XNUMX period:
With the KA 131 and KA 171 Erasmus+ Higher Education Student and Staff Mobility activity, it is aimed for Higher Education students to experience the education-training environment in a different country and increase their achievements by taking education in a higher education institution located in the program countries in a part of their education life. This opportunity allows higher education students to study at a higher education institution abroad. Again, these mobility opportunities enable the teaching staff and administrative staff working in higher education institutions to participate in training and education activities. For detailed information prepared by the National Agency “ERASMUS+ MAIN ACTION 1: LEARNING MOBILITY OF INDIVIDUALS Program-Related and Non-Programme-Related Countries and Student and Staff Mobility in Higher Education KA 131 Handbook for Higher Education Institutions 2022 Contract Period”can be examined.