Erasmus + General Overview
Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train gain experience, and volunteers abroad.
The aim of Erasmus+ is to contribute to the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity and inclusion, as well as the aims of ET2020, the EU’s strategic framework for education and training.
Erasmus+ also aims to promote the sustainable development of its partners in the field of higher education, and contribute to achieving the objectives of the EU Youth Strategy.
Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn’t just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations.
Advenio eAcademy launched its accredited online programmes in 2013 as part of its vision for improved remote learning to entrepreneurs and SMEs EU through elearning. This vision included a very open international perspective to online education. It called for sourcing of faculty internationally though collaboration agreements with various European universities and academics, and for the sourcing of students internationally. By 2016, the need to form part of a larger EU framework was recognised and an application was filed for membership of the Erasmus+ Charter. In 2017, Advenio eAcademy became a member for the Charter and started to participate in Erasmus+ programmes. Since then it has been project leader on four Erasmus+ projects involving partners from Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Slovakia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
The successful application for EU funding enabled Advenio eAcademy to develop significantly. It developed its international network through collaboration agreements for Erasmus+ projects with leading European universities and relevant organisations. It benefitted from a transfer of knowledge and best practices through such programmes.
Advenio eAcademy remains committed to international collaboration for the continued development of its programmes and plans to expand its Erasmus+ collaborations in the years ahead. The national agency EUPA certifies Advenio eAcademy’s MHEI-ME Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship as good practice for 2020.
Erasmus+ has opportunities for people of all ages, helping them develop and share knowledge and experience at institutions and organisations in different countries. For nearly 30 years, the EU has funded the Erasmus programme, which has enabled over three million European students to spend part of their studies at another higher education institution or with an organisation in Europe.
Erasmus+ brings such opportunities to all – students, staff, trainees, teachers, volunteers and more. It’s not just about Europe or Europeans either – with Erasmus+, people from all over the world can access opportunities.
For more information on the Erasmus + you can also visit their website: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/node_en
The Erasmus Policy Statement provides an overview of the Advenio eAcademy International Strategy
For more information of how Advenio eAcademy operates within the Erasmus+ network, kindly register and sign in to access our Erasmus+ student section portal.