The European Union’s Erasmus+ programme is a funding scheme to support activities in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport.
The Programme is made up of three so-called “Key Actions” (Learning Mobility of Individuals, Cooperation for innovationand good practices and Suport for Policy reform) and two additional actions (Jean Monnet and Sport). They are managed partly at the national level by National Agencies and partly at the European level by the EACEA. The European Commission is responsible for Erasmus+ policies and oversees the overall programme implementation.
Key Action 1 supports mobility in the education, training and youth sectors and aims to bring long lasting benefits to the participants and the organisations involved.
Applications under this action cannot be made by individual students, staff or volunteers. People wishing to participate in an activity will need to contact one of the organisations receiving support from the Erasmus + programme.
This Key Action supports:
- Mobility of learners and staff: opportunities 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;
The actions under KA2 make it possible for organisations from different participating countries to work together, to develop, share and transfer best practices and innovative approaches in the fields of education, training and youth:
- Strategic Partnerships in the field of education, training and youth aim to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices as well as the implementation of joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experience at European level.
- Sector Skills Alliances ensuring cooperation between education and employment in tackling skills gaps with regard to one or more occupational profiles in a specific sector;
- Knowledge Alliances cooperation between higher education institutions and enterprises;
- Capacity Building in the field of youth supporting cooperation with Partner Countries;
- Capacity Building in the field of higher education supporting cooperation with Partner Countries.
Key Action 3 provides grants for a wide variety of actions aimed at stimulating innovative policy development, policy dialogue and implementation, and the exchange of knowledge in the fields of education, training and youth. The majority of them are managed by the EACEA. Most of the actions under KA3 are managed outside the annual general call for proposals.
This Key Action supports:
- Knowledge in the fields of education, training and youth for evidence-based policy making and monitoring,
- Initiatives for policy innovation to stimulate innovative policy development among stakeholders and to enable public authorities to test the effectiveness of innovative policies through field trials based on sound evaluation methodologies,
- Support to European policy tools to facilitate transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications, as well as the transfer of credits, to foster quality assurance, support validation of non-formal and informal learning, skills management and guidance
- Cooperation with international organisations with highly recognised expertise and analytical capacity (such as the OECD and the Council of Europe), to strengthen the impact and added value of policies in the fields of education, training and youth;
- Stakeholder dialogue, policy and Programme promotion involving public authorities, providers and stakeholders in the fields of education, training and youth for raising awareness about the European policy agendas, in particular Europe 2020, Education and Training 2020, the European Youth Strategy, as well as the external dimension of European education, training and youth policies
Jean Monnet Activities are designed to promote excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. The activities also foster the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers, in particular with the aim of enhancing governance of EU policies.
European Union studies comprise the study of Europe in its entirety with particular emphasis on the European integration process in both its internal and external aspects. The discipline also covers the role of the EU in a globalised world and in promoting an active European citizenship and dialogue between people and cultures.
The Jean Monnet Activities will support:
- Academic Modules, Chairs, Centres of Excellence
- Policy debate with academic world
- Support to associations
The programme supports organisations, institutions, bodies or groups. These organisations, in turn support a wide range of individuals, including: students, trainees, apprentices, pupils, adult learners, young people, volunteers, youth workers, teachers, professors, trainers, coaches, athletes, and professionals of organisations active in the relevant fields.
Actions in the field of sport will support:
- Collaborative Partnerships
- Not-for-profit European sport events
- Strengthening of the evidence base for policy making
- Dialogue with relevant European stakeholders
More information can be found at https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus_en.
Within the University of Bucharest the Erasmus+ Programme is managed by the Erasmus+ Office.
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