Erasmus+ Programme is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport covering the period 2014-2020. Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes -namely the Life Long Learning Programme (Erasmus, Comenius, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig, Transversal Programme and Jean Monnet), the Youth in Action Programme, Erasmus Mundus Programme, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and programmes of cooperation with industrialized countries in the field of higher education- as well as adding a new dimension, Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the Education, Training, Youth, and Sport sectors with simplified funding rules than its predecessors. The new program has been named after traditional Erasmus Programme due to the popularity of the latter among European public.
Erasmus+ is mostly a project-based program while also allowing personal activities in some areas. The Programme aims are to boosting skills, employability and supporting the modernisation of education, training and youth systems, the seven-year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion - 40% higher than current levels. More than 4 million people will receive support to study, train, work or volunteer abroad, including 2 million higher education students, 650 000 vocational training students and apprentices, as well as more than 500 000 going on youth exchanges or volunteering abroad.
For more information on Erasmus+ Programme, please visit European Commission’s webpage.
The Erasmus+ programme offers following opportunities for Azerbaijan universities.
- Joint Master's programs;
- Credit mobility (the "Erasmus Mundus");
- Capacity building projects ("Tempus");
- Jean Monnet Programme;
- Knowledge Alliances, Strategic Partnership and Sector Skills (with certain conditions).
Azerbaijan University currently holds a number of bilateral agreement (credit mobility) with the following Universities within the framework of Erasmus plus and we are keenly interested in developing new partnerships.