Erasmus+ has been running from 2014 as a European program for education, training, youth and sports. The program substitutes the seven projects of the previous period from 2007 – 2013 (LLP, Youth in Action, Erasmus Mundus, Edulink, Alfa and the Bilateral Cooperation Program with industrialized States).
Erasmus+ started on the 1st of January 2014 and will be running until the 31st of December 2020. The Erasmus+ program represents valuable progress in the field of education in European institutes, both in qualitative and quantitative terms. With the program, European institutions want to assure the sustainability of European educational policies.
The main purpose of the Erasmus+ program, included in the Europe 2020 Strategy, is to support citizens in the acquisition of better and higher qualifications by supporting training and educational opportunities in foreign countries. The strategy is in line with the changes in the world of work, requiring ever-higher qualified professionals.
The simplified structure of the new program sustains three different types of actions:
- KA 1: This action provides opportunities for individuals to improve their professional skills, enhance their employability and gain cultural awareness by providing study experience, internships, learning programs, job shadowing and training in another country, both for learners (students) and for people working in educational and institutional domains;
- KA 2: This action is about enabling organizations to work together to improve their provisions for learners and share innovative practices. It supports cooperation between educational institutions, youth organization, companies, local and regional authorities and NGOs, with the purpose of developing innovative paths in the fields of higher education, vocational education and training (VET), schools, adult education and youth.
- KA 3: This action covers any type of activity aimed at supporting and facilitating the modernization of education and training systems. There is a special emphasis on the decisional processes and the exchange of best practices between countries.
The Erasmus+ program aims to improve competencies by job placements. It also aims to drive the modernization of educational and training systems forward. Erasmus+ has introduced a system of loans for students to start Master courses in foreign countries, thereby promoting strategic partnerships in different sectors, skills and competencies as well as collaborations between educational institutions and companies.
Abroad Consulting wants to enhance new projects within the Erasmus+ program in collaboration with educational institutions, universities, public bodies and experts in linguistics, didactics, planning and coordination of European projects.
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