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Erasmus+: European programme for Education and Training

Erasmus +

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.

More information

Call 2018

The European Commission publishes a Call for Proposals each year – this provides high-level details on programme eligibility, award criteria, budgets and application deadlines so that you can apply for funding for your projects.

The Erasmus+ programme is open to the participation of the following countries:

  • the 28 Member states of the European Union,
  • the EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway,
  • EU candidate countries: Turkey and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

In addition, certain Erasmus+ programme actions are open to organisations from partner countries.

Read the Erasmus+ Programme Guide in detail to ensure you understand the funding rules and eligibility criteria for your chosen activity.

Deadlines for submission of applications (applicable to the higher education field)

Please find below all deadlines concerning the Call 2017. See also: Call for proposals 2018 - Erasmus+ programme.

Action Erasmus + Coordinator Deadline
Key Action 1
Mobility of individuals in the field of education and training (one application per HEI) Regine van Groningen 1 February 2018
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees   Jodien Houwers 15 February 2018
Key Action 2
Strategic partnerships in the field of education, training and youth   Anja de Vries 21 March 2018
Knowledge Alliances Anja de Vries 28 February 2018
Capacity building in the field of higher education     Anja de Vries 8 February 2018
Jean Monnet actions
Chairs, Modules, Centres of Excellence, Support to Institutions and Associations, Networks, Projects Jodien Houwers 22 February 2018

*In order to have documents signed in time, please send the documents to the Erasmus+ coordinator at least 1 week before the deadline.

Erasmus+ Programme Guide

Detailed conditions of this call for proposals, including priorities, can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

Contact person

Regine van Groningen, , International Strategy and Relations

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