Erasmus+ is the European Union program for education, training, youth and sport. The Erasmus+ program aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernizing education, training, and youth work. Erasmus + supports international mobility among learners (students, trainees, apprentices, young people and volunteers) and staff (professors, teachers, trainers, youth workers and those working in organizations active in the fields of education, training and youth). The main objectives of the program are to:
- support learners in achieving learning outcomes in order to expand their personal development opportunities and enhance their employability in the European labour market and outside the EU
- increase the knowledge of foreign languages among participants
- raise participants' knowledge and understanding of other cultures and countries
- increase the attractiveness of higher education in Europe and support European higher education institutions to compete in the global market for higher education
- support the internationalisation, attractiveness, quality, equality of access and modernization of higher education institutions outside Europe.
The program allows students and employees to travel abroad and provides opportunities to participate in projects together with foreign partners.
The following countries can participate in the Erasmus + program:
- Member States of the European Union (EU): 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, Great Britain
- Non-EU countries participating in the program: Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey.
Supervision of the program
- Responsibility for the implementation of the Erasmus + program lies with the European Commission. The Commission manages the budget on an ongoing basis and defines the program's priorities, objectives and criteria. In Poland, the National Agency for the Erasmus + Program is the Foundation for the Development of the Education System with its headquarters in Warsaw.
Types of mobility
Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu-National Louis University implements a mobility project in the field of education and training: Action 1: Educational mobility - student and university mobility - cooperation with program countries.
Types of mobility:
- SMS - Student Mobility for Studies
- SMP - Student Mobility for Placement
- STA - Staff Mobility for Teaching
- STT - Staff Mobility for Training