LifelongLearning Program Erasmus(2007-2014) Erasmus + (2014-2020)
Erasmus + ThreeKeyActions: • Action 1: LearningMobility of Individuals • Action 2: Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of GoodPractices • Action 3: SupportforPolicy Reform
ELIGIBLECOUNTRIES Non EU ProgrammeCountries • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia • Iceland • Liechtenstein • Norway • Switzerland • Turkey Member States of the European Union • Belgium • Bulgaria • Czech Republic • Denmark • Germany • Estonia • Ireland • Greece • Spain • France • Croatia • Italy • Cyprus • Latvia • Lithuania • Luxembourg • Hungary • Malta • Netherlands • Austria • Poland • Portugal • Romania • Slovenia • Slovakia • Finland • Sweden • UK
ELIGIBLECOUNTRIES OTHER PARTNER COUNTRIES • Some Actions of the Program are open to any Partner Country of the world. For some other Actions the geographical scope is less broad. These countries will be announced in 2014-2015. PARTNER COUNTRIES NEIGHBOURING The EU Eastern Partnership Countries: • Southern Mediterranean countries • Western Balkans • Other: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine • Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia • Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia • Russian Federation
Major Changes in Erasmus + • Turkey has equal rights/status as EU members, candidates and EEA countries • Turkey can directly sign agreement with all eligible program countries be it EU, candidate or EEA country • Seven former programs were combined under one umbrella program: Erasmus +
Action 1: LearningMobility of Individuals A. MobilityProjects in the Field of: i.Education, Training ii.Youth B. Large Scale European Voluntary Service Events; C. Joint Master Degrees D. Master Student Loan Guarantee.
A. MobilityProjects i) EducationandTraining: • for higher education students and staff • for Vocational Education and Training learners and staff • for school staff • for adult education staff ii) Youth • for young people and youth workers
i) Education and Training:Major Changes • DS & ECTS Labels have been abolished • Instead a new recognition tool will be launched • Erasmus Bilateral Agreement has been replaced by Erasmus + Interinstitutional Agreement with a new format • Scanned copies of the signed agreements will be accepted
i) Education and Training:For HigherEducationStudents Major Changes in Student Mobility: • Same student may benefit from mobilityup to 12 months maximum, per each cycle of study (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.) independently from the number and type of mobility activities (including traineeship) • Starting from 2015-2016, Erasmus + countries will be able to send and receive students & staff to and from partner countries outside the Europe Area
i) Education and Training:For HigherEducationStudents • No longer EILC courses from 2014-2015; instead online linguistic support initially for 5 languages: EN, DE, ES, FR, IT • New format for Learning Agreement: 15 pages including 3 sections: “before mobility”, “during mobility”, “after mobility” • Signed scanned copies eligible • The list of courses both at the partner university and reciprocal courses recognized at METU • Reason for course change • The beginning and end dates of the mobility
i) Education and Training:For HigherEducationStudents Major Changes in Traineeship: • Duration: between 2-12 months • Students will also be able to benefit from traineeship 12 months after graduation on condition that they apply in the last year of their study
i) Education and Training:For HigherEducationStaff MajorChanges: Staff Mobility for Teaching: • Duration: 2 days – 2 months (excluding travel time) • On condition of 8 hours lecture Staff Mobility for Training: • Duration: 2 days – 2 months (excluding travel time) • Apart from the regular trainings, courses, internships are eligible (except for conferences or congresses)
i) Education and Training:Major Changes in Grants Student Mobility Grants: • More than one and maxiumum up to 12 months per each cycle of studyindependently from type ofmobility activities (including traineeship) • Grants set by the EU Commission in 3 distinct categories of countries depending on their living cost: -Group I: maximum 500 Euros monthly -Group II: between 250-450 Euros monthly -Group III: minimum 150 Euros monthly • Traineeship: Studentmobilitygrants+ 100-200 Euros monthly
i) Education and Training:Major Changes in Grants • Group 1: maximum 500 Euros monthly Program Countries with higher living costs: Denmark, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland • Group 2: 250-450 Euros monthly Program Countries with medium living costs: Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Iceland, Turkey • Group 3: minimum 150 Euros monthly Program Countries with lower living costs: Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
i) Education and Training:Major Changes in Grants Higher Education Staff Grants • Set by the EU Commission; 4 distinct categories of countries -Group I: between80-160 Euros per day Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, UK -Group II: between 70-140 Euros per day Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, France,Italy, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Romania, Finland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey -Group III: between 60-120 Euros per day Germany, Spain, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia -Group IV: between 50-100 Euros per day Estonia, Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia
i) Education and Training:Major Changes in Grants Higher Education Staff Grants Travel costs defined according to distance: • 100 - 499 km:180 EUR • 500 - 1999 km: 275 EUR • 2000 - 2999 km: 360 EUR • 3000- 3999 km: 530 EUR • 4000 -7999 km: 820 EUR • 8000 km or more: 1100 EUR
A. Mobility Projects ii) Youth: Mobility projects for young people and youth workers a) Mobility of Young People 1. Youth Exchanges: - Up to 21 days - Non-formal education techniques such as workshops 2. European Voluntary Service - Up to 12 months - Unpaid and full time voluntary service - Accreditation is required for participating institutions
A. Mobility Projects ii) Youth: Mobility projects for young people and youth workers b) Mobility of Youth Workers - Participation in seminars, training courses, study visits etc. - Job shadowing/observation period abroad - Application to the National Agency 3 times/year
Action 1: B. Large Scale European Voluntary Service Events • Minimum 30 volunteers aged 17-30 • Up to 2 months • Unpaid, voluntary and full time service • European orworldwide events • In the field of youth, culture and sport • Such as World Youth Summits, European Capital of Culture etc. • Application directly to the Commission
Action 1: C. Joint Master Degrees • Full degree scholarships to the best Master Students • Worldwide • Continuation and strengthening of Erasmus Mundus Master Courses • An international study program of 60, 90 or 120 ECTS • Joint degrees or multiple degrees • Funding for 4 or 5 years covering 3 consecutive student intakes • Applicant/Coordinator: a HEI from Erasmus + countries • Application: March 27, 2014; directly to the Commission
C. Joint Master Degrees • A minimum of 75 % of scholarships to partner countries • Funding for consortium management and costs to the institution: - for invited scholars: 20.000 € for the prepatory year 50.000 € per each intake year - for students’ scholarships: 25.000 € per student/year (for tuition fee, insurance, travel and subsistence costs)
D. Master Student Loan Guarantee • Master's level students apply individually tobanks • Loans on affordable conditions by banks in national countries • Up to 2 years • In cooperation with European Investment Bank Group
Action 2: Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of GoodPractices This Key Action supports: a) Strategic Partnerships in the field of education, training and youth; b) Knowledge Alliances; c) Sector Skills Alliances; d) CapacityBuilding in the field of youth.
Action 2: a) Strategic Partnerships in the Field of Education, Training and Youth • Organizations, enterprises, public authorities, civil society organizations active in different socio-economic sectors cooperate to implement innovative practices leading to high quality teaching, training, learning and youth work, institutional modernization and societal innovation. • Examples to activities supported: - Short-term exchanges of groups of pupils (5days to 2 months); - Intensive Study Programs (5 days to 2 months); - Long-term study mobility of pupils (2 to12 months); - Long-term teachingor training assignments (2 to12 months); • Application: to National Agency twice a year: April 30, October 1
Action 2:b) Knowledge Alliances • Strengthens Europe's innovation capacity and fosters innovation in higher education, business and the broader socio-economic environment. Objectives: • develop new, innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning; • stimulate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills of higher education teaching staff andenterprise staff; • facilitate the exchange, flow and co-creation of knowledge. • Application: to the Commission by April 3, 2014
Action 2:c) Sector Skills Alliances • deals w/ skills gaps, enhances the responsiveness of initial and continuing VET systems to sector-specific labour market needs and demand for new skills with regard to one or more occupational profiles, bymeans of: • modernizing VET and exploiting its potential to drive economic development and innovation, notably at local and regional levels, increasing the competitiveness of the sectors concerned; • strengthening the exchange of knowledge and practice between vocational education and training institutions and the labormarketintegrating work-based learning; • facilitating labor mobility, mutual trust and increased recognition of qualifications at European level within the sectors concerned. • Application: to the Commission by April 3, 2014.
Action 2:d) Capacity Building in the Field of Youth • Transnational cooperation projects on multilateral partnerships between oorganizations active in the field of youth inProgramme and Partner Countries. They can also involve organizations from the fields of education and training, as well as from other socio-economic sectors. Objectives: • foster cooperation and exchanges in the field of youth between Programme Countries and Partner Countries from different regionsof the world; • improve the quality and recognition of youth work, non-formal learning and volunteering in Partner Countries and enhance their synergies and complementarities with other education systems, the labour market and society;
Action 2:d) CapacityBuilding in theField of Youth Objectives: • foster the development, testing and launching of schemes and programmes of non-formal learning mobility at regional level (i.e. within and across regions of the world); • promote transnational non-formal learning mobility between Programme and Partner Countries, notably targeting young people with fewer opportunities, with a view to improving participants' level of competences and fostering their active participation in society. • Application: totheCommissiontwice a yearby April 3, September 2, 2014.
Action 3: Support for policy reform • Targets at the achievement of the goals of Europe 2020 Strategy in education and training • Structured dialogues are supported (meetings between young people and decision-makers in the field of youth) • Carried out through specific calls by the Commission: - 30 April for projects starting on August 1 - 1 October for projects starting on January 1
Action 3: Support for policy reform Objectives: • improving the quality, efficiency and the equity of education, training and youth systems • developing transnational cooperation and mutual learning between competent authorities • developing knowledge through peer learning • obtaining comperative international data for European and national policy making • supporting civil society networks for policy implementation • supporting European networks for transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications
Jean Monnet Activities • Aims at promoting excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide • Through specific supported actions: -Modules (courses at higher education) -Chairs (teaching posts for professors and senior lecturers) -Centers of Excellence (synergies between various disciplines, transnational activities) - Support to Institutions (to enhance teaching and training activities at the postgraduate level) - Networks (policy debate with the academic world) - Projects (unilateral projects and policy debate with the academic world) • Application by March 26, 2014
Sport • Collaborative partnerships • Not-for-profitEuropeansport events are supported with the objectives of: -tackling cross-border threats to the integrity of sport such as doping, match fixing -supporting good governance in support -promoting voluntary activities in sport, social inclusion and equall access to sport