Posts Tagged: Erasmus

31 May 2017

Joint Programmes: surveying the impacts on graduates

Dual/Joint Programmes (JP) have been developed by higher education institutions (HEI) since the early 1990s. Today they are one of the main tools for the internationalisation of higher education in Europe. Most of the HEIs have a set of JPs in place, new ones are constantly created and funding at both the EU and the… Read more »

04 May 2017

The nuts and bolts: mid-term evaluation of Erasmus+

The Erasmus+ programme was launched in 2014 to streamline education, training, youth and sport actions into one single programme and runs until 2020. Erasmus+ nurtures and funds numerous student and staff mobility schemes as well as regional and international collaboration. The European Commission is responsible for designing and implementing a mid-term evaluation of the programme… Read more »

26 Jan 2017

Erasmus+ student mobility applications: paperwork aplenty

With the upcoming Erasmus+ Key Action 1 deadline on 2 February, many of us are grappling with the application process. In this blog post, two Erasmus coordinators – at Metropolia UAS, Finland and NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands – reflect on the implications of the last three years of the programme.  … Read more »

24 Jan 2017

Academic Refuge: setting up an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Project

How can we use the experiences from the work of protecting threatened academics to find solutions for refugee students and academics arriving in Europe? How is this integration work in Europe important for the wider movement to strengthen academic freedom around the world? What could we do within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme? These… Read more »

17 Feb 2016

Erasmus+ strategic partnerships: how to get the grant

The European Union’s flagship education programme Erasmus+ is now into its third year of existence. The programme provides well needed additional funding opportunities for realising new and innovative partnership projects – an internationalisation activity proving increasingly popular. Based on the lessons learned from the previous calls for applications, this blog post provides some insights into… Read more »

28 Jan 2016

Erasmus+: How did we do in 2015?

 In mid-2014, the new possibilities for international higher education cooperation and mobility offered by Erasmus+ were announced, namely: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (first selection under Erasmus+ in 2014); Capacity-building for Higher Education (first selection under Erasmus+ in 2015); International credit mobility (first selection under Erasmus+ in 2015); and Jean Monnet Actions (first selection under… Read more »

15 Dec 2015

Understanding the international student experience

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is the largest student association in Europe. We support students at the local level in host institutions and advise outgoing students, but we also advocate for the general improvement of exchange programmes in Europe. For the past 10 years, ESN has carried out a survey – with over 129 000 responses… Read more »

07 Apr 2015

EAIE speaks with European Commissioner Navracsics (part two)

In our last post we shared some of the EAIE’s recent interview with Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, in which he spoke about competitiveness and Erasmus+. In this second post, Commissioner Navracsics shares his insights into using partnerships as a tool to stay competitive and what the EAIE can do… Read more »