Erasmus+ – is the EU’s programme aiming to support actions in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period 2014-2020.
The Erasmus+ programme is managed by the European Commission (the EU’s executive body), the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
In the EU countries, the Commission entrusts much of the management of Erasmus+ to National Agencies. Outside the EU, and specifically in the field of higher education, this role is filled by the National Erasmus+ Offices.
National Erasmus+ office – Ukraine is a focal point in the country for all actors, potential applicants, beneficiaries and other stakeholders as regards the EU cooperation activities in (higher) education under the ERASMUS+ programme.
Check the website of the NEO – Ukraine: http://erasmusplus.org.ua/
One of the key actions of Erasmus+ Programme is the KEY ACTION 1: LEARNING MOBILITY OF INDIVIDUALS
Learning mobility opportunities aim to encourage the mobility of students, staff, trainees, apprentices, youth workers and young people.
Erasmus+ offers the opportunity for higher education institutions to send students and staff abroad (in otherProgramme countries or other Partner countries) to study, teach, or train at participating institutions, as well as to participate in a traineeship. They can also host incoming students and staff from abroad.
The Actions supported under this Key Action are expected to bring positive and long-lasting effects on the participants and participating organisations involved, as well as on the policy systems in which such activities are framed.
As regards students, trainees, apprentices and young people, the mobility activities supported under this Key Action are meant to produce the following outcomes:
- improved learning performance;
- enhanced employability and improved career prospects;
- increased sense of initiative and entrepreneurship;
- increased self-empowerment and self-esteem;
- improved foreign language competences;
- enhanced intercultural awareness;
- more active participation in society;
- better awareness of the European project and the EU values.