The Erasmus+ programme is one of the many initiatives of the European Commission, which offers schools, universities and other ‘knowledge institutions’ from various countries the opportunity to cooperate. Students, lecturers and staff can – for longer or shorter periods; in groups or individually – study, teach or carry out other activities at an institution abroad.
The European Commission’s Directorate General for Education and Culture has developed Erasmus+ to promote the concept of ‘European citizenship’ with the aim of helping to improve the quality and relevance of education in Europe.
Erasmus+ focuses on higher education (universities and universities of applied sciences). The European Commission subsidises activities which promote European cooperation in higher education. This contributes to raising the quality of the human resources available within member states and associated countries.
For more information please refer to the Erasmus Programme website, or have a look at the Erasmus grants, application procedure and consequences.