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Erasmus+: European programme for Education and Training

The European Commission aims at a strong Higher Education sector in Europe in order to be able to compete with the rest of the world. International cooperation and mobility will strengthen Europe’s position and visibility in the world. The Commission facilitates this by providing scholarships to both European and non-European students and by supporting university management and capacity building projects.

For more information about which countries the University of Groningen is involved with, please visit the countries overview.


The new European programme, replacing the Lifelong Learning programme and incorporating amongst others Erasmus (individual mobility and projects), Erasmus Mundus actions 1 and 2, and Tempus, is called Erasmus+: the EU Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport.

The programme runs from 1 January 2014 till 1 January 2021.

Key Actions

Erasmus+ consists of 3 Key Actions:

In order to participate in the Erasmus+ programme, universities need to have received the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020, which lays down the rules and regulations of the programme for both mobility and international projects. The Erasmus Policy Statement , drawn up by the institution itself, is related to the Erasmus Charter.

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