Erasmus+ Exchange Program Coordination Office
Erasmus+ Exchange Program Coordination Office
Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020. The Erasmus+ Programme is designed to support Programme countries' efforts to efficiently use the potential of Europe’s talent and social assets in a lifelong learning perspective, linking support to formal, non-formal and informal learning throughout the education, training and youth fields. The Programme also enhances the opportunities for cooperation and mobility with Partner Countries, notably in the fields of higher education and youth.
Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for students and staff to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad. Erasmus+ is supporting transnational partnerships among Education, Training, and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps faced. It will also support national efforts to modernise Education, Training, and Youth systems.
Erasmus+ supports EU transparency and recognition tools for skills and qualifications – in particular Europass, Youthpass, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) etc.
Erasmus+ Programme contains 3 Key Actions:
Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals
Key Action 2: Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices
Key Action 3: Support for Policy Reform
Erasmus+ includes a strong international dimension (i.e. cooperation with Partner Countries) notably in the fields of higher education and youth.
In the field of higher education, Erasmus+ supports the following main Actions targeting cooperation with Partner Countries:
International credit mobility of individuals and Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (under Key Action 1) promoting the mobility of learners and staff from and to Partner Countries;
Capacity-building projects in higher education (under Key Action 2) promoting cooperation and partnerships that have an impact on the modernisation and internationalisation of higher education institutions and systems in Partner Countries, with a special focus on Partner Countries neighbouring the EU;
• Support to policy dialogue (under Key Action 3) through the network of Higher Education Reform Experts in Partner Countries neighbouring the EU, the international alumni association, policy dialogue with Partner Countries and international attractiveness and promotion events;
Jean Monnet activities with the aim of stimulating teaching, research and reflection in the field of European Union studies worldwide.
In the field of youth, Erasmus+ supports the following main Actions:
Mobility for young people and youth workers (under Key Action 1) promoting Youth Exchanges, European Voluntary Service and mobility of youth workers in cooperation with Partner Countries neighbouring the EU;
Capacity-building projects in the field of youth (under Key Action 2) promoting cooperation and mobility activities that have a positive impact on the qualitative development of youth work, youth policies and youth systems as well as on the recognition of non-formal education in Partner Countries, notably in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP), Asian and Latin American countries;
• Involvement of young people and youth organisations from Partner Countries neighbouring the EU in the youth Structured Dialogue (under Key Action 3) through their participation in international meetings, conferences and events that promote dialogue between young people and decision-makers.
In addition, other Actions of the Programme (Strategic Partnerships, Knowledge Alliances, Sectors Skills Alliances, Collaborative Partnerships) are also open to organisations from Partner Countries in so far as their participation brings an added value to the project.
Erciyes University has active Erasmus+ agreements with 99 universities at 21 countries as of June 2016.
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