Erasmus for All
Erasmus for All
At the end of 2013 some significant changes will take place to current European Commission funding programmes. This means that the current set of programmes under the Lifelong Learning Programme and Youth in Action banner will come to a close.
The European Commission has published its proposal for the next generation of programmes entitled ‘Erasmus for All’, which will focus on education, training, youth and sport. The proposal outlines a new integrated and streamlined approach, simplifying access routes to funding for beneficiaries.
On 11 May 2012 the Council of the European Union agreed a revised version of the original Erasmus for All proposal to include a dedicated youth strand.
Erasmus for All is currently at the proposal stage – this means it has not been agreed by the Member States or the European Parliament. The proposal may be altered or changed as a result of these negotiations and approval processes.
This diagram shows the proposed structure of the Erasmus for All Programme.
More detail on the programme’s structure and actions above can be found in our FAQs.
If you would like more detailed information, you can:
- Read our Erasmus for All factsheet (English) or Welsh version
- Download our Frequently Asked Questions (English) or Welsh version
- Look at the European Commission’s own Erasmus for All documents and webpages
- Read the revised proposal agreed by the Council of the European Union on 11 May 2012
Erasmus University Charter for Higher Education Institutions
The European Commission has now published the call for the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Guidance on how to apply and the application form can be found here. The deadline for return of application forms is Wednesday 15th May 2013.
All HEIs, regardless of whether they currently have a valid Erasmus University Charter, must apply to this call and be awarded the new Charter to then be eligible for funding in the new successor to the current Erasmus programme. Applicants are encouraged to read the application manual and the annotated guidelines to the new Charter carefully and to start preparing their application well before the deadline of 15th May. The new Charter with its supporting Guidelines is more detailed than the Erasmus University Charter which it replaces. It places more emphasis on integrating mobility into institutional strategy, and on quality.
Please bear with us at the current time the detailed information we have on the new proposal is limited. We will continue to update this information as we receive further information from the European Commission.