Erasmus+ Presentation - International Cooperations Office

Erasmus + (2014-2020)
Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Daloğlu
Erasmus Institutional Coordinator
Erasmus +
Three Key Actions:
Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals
ii. Action 2: Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of
Good Practices
iii. Action 3: Support for Policy Reform
Member States of the
European Union
 Belgium
 Bulgaria
 Czech Republic
 Denmark
 Germany
 Estonia
 Ireland
 Greece
 Spain
 France
 Croatia
 Italy
 Cyprus
 Latvia
 Lithuania
Non EU Programme
 Luxembourg
 Hungary
 Former Yugoslav Republic
 Malta
 Netherlands
 Austria
 Poland
 Portugal
 Romania
 Slovenia
 Slovakia
 Finland
 Sweden
 UK
of Macedonia
The EU Eastern Partnership Countries:
 Southern Mediterranean countries
 Western Balkans
 Other: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
 Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan,
Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine,
Syria, Tunisia
 Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia
 Russian Federation
 Some Actions of the Program are
open to any Partner Country of the
world. For some other Actions the
geographical scope is less broad.
These countries will be announced
in 2014-2015.
Major Changes in Erasmus +
 Turkey has equal rights/status as EU members, candidates and
EEA countries
 Turkey can directly sign agreement with all eligible program
countries be it EU, candidate or EEA country
 Seven former programs were combined under one umbrella
program: Erasmus +
Action 1:
Learning Mobility of Individuals
A. Mobility Projects in the Field of:
i. Education, Training
ii. Youth
B. Large Scale European Voluntary Service Events;
C. Joint Master Degrees
D. Master Student Loan Guarantee.
A. Mobility Projects
i) Education and Training:
for higher education students and staff
for Vocational Education and Training learners and staff
for school staff
for adult education staff
ii) Youth
for young people and youth workers
i) Education and Training:
Major Changes
 DS & ECTS Labels have been abolished
 Instead a new recognition tool will be launched
 Erasmus Bilateral Agreement has been replaced by Erasmus +
Interinstitutional Agreement with a new format
 Scanned copies of the signed agreements will be accepted
i) Education and Training:
For Higher Education Students
Major Changes in Student Mobility:
 Same student may benefit from mobility up to 12 months
maximum, per each cycle of study (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.)
independently from the number and type of mobility activities
(including traineeship)
 Starting from 2015-2016, Erasmus + countries will be able to
send and receive students & staff to and from partner
countries outside the Europe Area
i) Education and Training:
For Higher Education Students
 No longer EILC courses from 2014-2015; instead online
linguistic support initially for 5 languages: EN, DE, ES, FR, IT
New format for Learning Agreement: 15 pages including 3
sections: “before mobility”, “during mobility”, “after mobility”
Signed scanned copies eligible
The list of courses both at the partner university and reciprocal
courses recognized at METU
Reason for course change
The beginning and end dates of the mobility
i) Education and Training:
For Higher Education Students
Major Changes in Traineeship:
 Duration: between 2-12 months
 Students will also be able to benefit from traineeship 12
months after graduation on condition that they apply in the
last year of their study
i) Education and Training:
For Higher Education Staff
Major Changes:
Staff Mobility for Teaching:
 Duration: 2 days – 2 months (excluding travel time)
 On condition of 8 hours lecture
Staff Mobility for Training:
 Duration: 2 days – 2 months (excluding travel time)
 Apart from the regular trainings, courses, internships are
eligible (except for conferences or congresses)
i) Education and Training:
Major Changes in Grants
Student Mobility Grants:
 More than one and maxiumum up to 12 months per each
cycle of study independently from type of mobility activities
(including traineeship)
 Grants set by the EU Commission in 3 distinct categories of
countries depending on their living cost:
-Group I: maximum 500 Euros monthly
-Group II: between 250-450 Euros monthly
-Group III: minimum 150 Euros monthly
 Traineeship: Student mobility grants + 100-200 Euros monthly
i) Education and Training:
Major Changes in Grants
 Group 1: maximum 500 Euros monthly
Program Countries with higher living costs: Denmark, Ireland,
France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom,
Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland
 Group 2: 250-450 Euros monthly
Program Countries with medium living costs: Belgium, Czech
Republic, Germany, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Cyprus,
Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Iceland, Turkey
 Group 3: minimum 150 Euros monthly
Program Countries with lower living costs: Bulgaria, Estonia,
Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia,
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
i) Education and Training:
Major Changes in Grants
Higher Education Staff Grants
 Set by the EU Commission; 4 distinct categories of countries
-Group I: between 80-160 Euros per day
Denmark, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, UK
-Group II: between 70-140 Euros per day
Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, France,Italy, Cyprus,
Luxembourg, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Romania, Finland, Iceland,
Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey
-Group III: between 60-120 Euros per day
Germany, Spain, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Slovakia, former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia
-Group IV: between 50-100 Euros per day
Estonia, Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia
i) Education and Training:
Major Changes in Grants
Higher Education Staff Grants
Travel costs defined according to distance:
 100 - 499 km:
180 EUR
 500 - 1999 km: 275 EUR
 2000 - 2999 km: 360 EUR
 3000- 3999 km: 530 EUR
 4000 -7999 km: 820 EUR
 8000 km or more: 1100 EUR
A. Mobility Projects
ii) Youth: Mobility projects for young people and youth
a) Mobility of Young People
1. Youth Exchanges:
- Up to 21 days
- Non-formal education techniques such as workshops
2. European Voluntary Service
- Up to 12 months
- Unpaid and full time voluntary service
- Accreditation is required for participating institutions
A. Mobility Projects
ii) Youth: Mobility projects for young people and youth
b) Mobility of Youth Workers
- Participation in seminars, training courses, study visits etc.
- Job shadowing/observation period abroad
- Application to the National Agency 3 times/year
Action 1:
B. Large Scale European Voluntary
Service Events
 Minimum 30 volunteers aged 17-30
 Up to 2 months
 Unpaid, voluntary and full time service
 European or worldwide events
 In the field of youth, culture and sport
 Such as World Youth Summits, European Capital of Culture etc.
 Application directly to the Commission
Action 1:
C. Joint Master Degrees
 Full degree scholarships to the best Master Students
 Worldwide
 Continuation and strengthening of Erasmus Mundus Master
An international study program of 60, 90 or 120 ECTS
Joint degrees or multiple degrees
Funding for 4 or 5 years covering 3 consecutive student intakes
Applicant/Coordinator: a HEI from Erasmus + countries
Application: March 27, 2014; directly to the Commission
C. Joint Master Degrees
 A minimum of 75 % of scholarships to partner countries
 Funding for consortium management and costs to the
- for invited scholars: 20.000 € for the prepatory year
50.000 € per each intake year
- for students’ scholarships: 25.000 € per student/year
(for tuition fee, insurance, travel and subsistence costs)
D. Master Student Loan Guarantee
 Master's level students apply individually to banks
 Loans on affordable conditions by banks in national countries
 Up to 2 years
 In cooperation with European Investment Bank Group
Action 2:
Cooperation for Innovation and the
Exchange of Good Practices
This Key Action supports:
a) Strategic Partnerships in the field of education, training and
b) Knowledge Alliances;
c) Sector Skills Alliances;
d) Capacity Building in the field of youth.
Action 2:
a) Strategic Partnerships in the Field of
Education, Training and Youth
 Organizations, enterprises, public authorities, civil society
organizations active in different socio-economic sectors
cooperate to implement innovative practices leading to high
quality teaching, training, learning and youth work, institutional
modernization and societal innovation.
 Examples to activities supported:
- Short-term exchanges of groups of pupils (5days to 2 months);
- Intensive Study Programs (5 days to 2 months);
- Long-term study mobility of pupils (2 to12 months);
- Long-term teaching or training assignments (2 to12 months);
 Application: to National Agency twice a year: April 30, October 1
Action 2:
b) Knowledge Alliances
 Strengthens Europe's innovation capacity and fosters
innovation in higher education, business and the broader
socio-economic environment.
 develop new, innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to
teaching and learning;
 stimulate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills of
higher education teaching staff and enterprise staff;
 facilitate the exchange, flow and co-creation of knowledge.
 Application: to the Commission by April 3, 2014
Action 2:
c) Sector Skills Alliances
 deals w/ skills gaps, enhances the responsiveness of initial and
continuing VET systems to sector-specific labour market needs and
demand for new skills with regard to one or more occupational
profiles, by means of:
 modernizing VET and exploiting its potential to drive economic
development and innovation, notably at local and regional levels,
increasing the competitiveness of the sectors concerned;
 strengthening the exchange of knowledge and practice between
vocational education and training institutions and the labor market
integrating work-based learning;
 facilitating labor mobility, mutual trust and increased recognition of
qualifications at European level within the sectors concerned.
 Application: to the Commission by April 3, 2014.
Action 2:
d) Capacity Building in the Field of
 Transnational cooperation projects on multilateral partnerships
between oorganizations active in the field of youth in
Programme and Partner Countries. They can also involve
organizations from the fields of education and training, as well as
from other socio-economic sectors.
 foster cooperation and exchanges in the field of youth
between Programme Countries and Partner Countries from
different regions of the world;
 improve the quality and recognition of youth work, non-formal
learning and volunteering in Partner Countries and enhance
their synergies and complementarities with other education
systems, the labour market and society;
Action 2:
d) Capacity Building in the Field of
 foster the development, testing and launching of schemes and
programmes of non-formal learning mobility at regional level
(i.e. within and across regions of the world);
 promote transnational non-formal learning mobility between
Programme and Partner Countries, notably targeting young
people with fewer opportunities, with a view to improving
participants' level of competences and fostering their active
participation in society.
 Application: to the Commission twice a year by April 3,
September 2, 2014.
Action 3:
Support for policy reform
 Targets at the achievement of the goals of Europe 2020
Strategy in education and training
 Structured dialogues are supported (meetings between young
people and decision-makers in the field of youth)
 Carried out through specific calls by the Commission:
- 30 April for projects starting on August 1
- 1 October for projects starting on January 1
Action 3:
Support for policy reform
 improving the quality, efficiency and the equity of education,
training and youth systems
developing transnational cooperation and mutual learning
between competent authorities
developing knowledge through peer learning
obtaining comperative international data for European and
national policy making
supporting civil society networks for policy implementation
supporting European networks for transparency and
recognition of skills and qualifications
Jean Monnet Activities
 Aims at promoting excellence in teaching and research in the
field of European Union studies worldwide
 Through specific supported actions:
-Modules (courses at higher education)
-Chairs (teaching posts for professors and senior lecturers)
-Centers of Excellence (synergies between various disciplines,
transnational activities)
- Support to Institutions (to enhance teaching and training
activities at the postgraduate level)
- Networks (policy debate with the academic world)
- Projects (unilateral projects and policy debate with the
academic world)
 Application by March 26, 2014
 Collaborative partnerships
 Not-for-profit European sport events are supported with the
objectives of:
-tackling cross-border threats to the integrity of sport such as
doping, match fixing
-supporting good governance in support
-promoting voluntary activities in sport, social inclusion and
equall access to sport
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