What is Erasmus+?
Erasmus+ is a European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. It runs for seven years, from 2014 to 2020, with organisations invited to apply for funding each year to undertake creative and worthwhile activities.
Erasmus+ aims to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe. It is open to education, training, youth and sport organisations across all sectors of lifelong learning, including school education, further and higher education, adult education and the youth sector. It offers exciting opportunities for UK participants to study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad in Europe.
Imperial College participates in Erasmus+. Read our Brexit Erasmus update.
In order to participate in Erasmus+ the College applied for and was awarded an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (PDF) [1MB]. The application required the College to be clear as to its support for the objectives of Erasmus+ (which is closely tied to the EU Commission’s modernisation agenda for higher education) as an integral part of its strategy through the composition of an Erasmus Policy Statement.
Erasmus+ is divided into 3 Key Actions:
- Key Action 1: Mobility of Staff and Students (Traditional Student Exchanges; Work/Industrial Placements for Students; Teaching Exchanges for Staff; Training Visits for Staff). Student Mobility: Watch a video containing the thoughts of past Erasmus "study" participants (this link takes the reader to a page within which the video link can be found)
- Key Action 2: Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices (knowledge alliances, strategic partnerships, sector skills alliances, capacity building).
- Key Action 3: Support for Policy Reform.
At Imperial College: