Erasmus+ is the European Union Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020.
Structurally Erasmus+ is divided into three ‘Key Actions’ – the main areas of support:
- Learning Mobility for Individuals;
- Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices;
- Support for Policy Reform.
There are also two separate areas of the programme for Jean Monnet activities and Sport.
Through ERASMUS, university students have a chance to go to other European universities to study therefore contributing to their qualifications, experience and understanding of different environments and cultures.
The goal of the ERASMUS student mobility is to enable students to benefit educationally, linguistically and culturally from the experience of learning in other European countries, to promote cooperation between institutions and to enrich the educational environment of host institutions and to contribute to the development of a pool of well-qualified, open-minded and internationally experienced young people as future professionals.
More than 4000 higher education institutions in 33 countries (all EU member states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, Croatia and the FYR of Macedonia) are involved in ERASMUS activities. Periods abroad can last from 2 to 12 months.