Erasmus+ is an educational programme of the European Union for years 2014-2020, which supports cooperation and mobility in all areas of education, professional training, sports and youth. It is a continuation of Lifelong Learning Programme, Youth in Action and others.
Erasmus+ participants include students, teachers, apprentices, volunteers, and youth leaders. Funds may be granted to the partnerships of educational institutions, youth organizations, enterprises, local and regional authorities and non-governmental organizations as well as toward reforms in the EU Member States aiming at modernisation of education and professional training, and support for innovation, business skills and employment.
Erasmus+ program offers 2 types of activities:
Study stays at foreign university in program or partner country
- length 2 - 12 months
- possible only if based upon valid inter-institutional agreement between home university and accepting university
Traineeship in foreign company or organization based in program or partner country
- length 2 - 12 months or short-term traineeship of Ph.D. students - 5 - 30 days
- based on 3 party agreement among student, home university and accepting organization/company
- there is a possibility of recent graduate traineeship, recent graduate has to be selected during his/her last year of study and the traineeship has to be done and finished within one year after finishing of studies. It is highly recommended to sign and finish all documents before the end of study.