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Erasmus + is the EU Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sports, for the period 2014-2020. It has replaced the Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius, etc.), which ran between 2007 and 2013. It also includes actions that were part of other programs: Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, Alfa, Edulink.


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At the higher education level, the Programme unfolds into the following actions and key-actions:

Key-Action 1: Learning mobility of individuals

Student and staff mobility

This action pursues the work previously done within the LLP-Erasmus Programme, allowing mobility among students, graduates, professors, executive and administrative staff, for learning, teaching and training periods in Europe and outside of Europe, through International Credit Mobiliy.

Joint Master Degrees

This action funds prestigious Joint Master Degrees in Europe (previously known as Mundus Programme Master degrees EMMC).

Joint Master Degrees are integrated international advanced study programmes – international Master Degrees – of 60, 90 or 120 ECTS, jointly delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions.

In the end, a joint or multiple degree is granted and it must be fully recognized by the national authorities in charge.

The Programmes are meant for students from anywhere in the World (scholarships are to be granted).

Key-Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Strategic Partnerships

Institutions are given the opportunity to cooperate towards implementing innovative practices leading to education, training, high quality learning, institutional modernization and social innovation.

Knowledge Alliances

Higher education institutions and businesses form large-scale partnerships in order to promote creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

These partnerships target cooperation between organizations established in Programme Countries and also with Partner Countries (not as applicants) if they bring an essential added value to the project. The projects are open to any subject, sector and to cross-sectoral cooperation.

The aim is to strengthen Europe’s innovation capacity and foster innovation in higher education and business.

Key-Action 3: Support for policy reform

It provides grants for a wide variety of actions aimed at stimulating innovative policy development, policy dialogue and implementation, and the exchange of knowledge in the fields of education, training and youth.

Jean Monnet

Jean Monnet Activities are designed to promote excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. The activities also foster the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers, in particular with the aim of enhancing governance of EU policies.

Main Activities:

| Jean Monnet Teaching and Research
| Modules
| Chairs
| Centers of Excellence

Jean Monnet Support to Associations

Support to Associations

Jean Monnet Policy debate with the Academic World




This action is meant to develop and implement joint sports activities and physical activity, to acknowledge and implement innovative activities in the areas of sports, and to manage non-profit sports awareness events.