27 member states of the European Union

EFTA / EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway

EU candidate countries: Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia

and Partner countries

About the programme

Erasmus+ is a programme for the university, its students and employees. Its purpose is to support international cooperation between universities, allow students to travel abroad to pursue partial studies and traineeship, promote university staff mobility, and open up numerous opportunities to universities for participation in projects with foreign partners.

Poland has been participating in the Erasmus programme since 1998/99. In the period 1995-2006 Erasmus was part of a community programme Socrates, and in the academic year 2007/2008, it became part of the European Union’s “Lifelong Learning Programme” for education and professional development for the years 2007-2013, which was, first and foremost, intended to enhance the quality and attractiveness of education and facilitate international cooperation and educational exchange. Currently, the Erasmus+ programme has replaced the LLP Erasmus. It remains in effect until 2020.

The new perspective of the Erasmus + program for 2021-2027

The new Erasmus + program aims to increase its accessibility and innovation, and to become more digital and green. The program will be key to creating the European Education Area by 2025 and will mobilize the education, training, youth and sport sectors to rapidly return to normal and future growth.

Erasmus + for 2021-2027 offers new opportunities for learners. Flexible mobility formats will ensure the participation of a diverse audience in the project, and the strengthening of cooperation will foster innovation in curriculum formulation, learning and teaching practices.

In particular, the programme stresses the significance of intersectoral cooperation (i.e., among different educational sectors, institutions on various levels and with various profiles) and enhancement of the effect of synergy between education sectors and the work environment.

Erasmus University Charter

The Erasmus University Charter 2014-2020 conferred by the Europan Commission is a document authorising higher education institutions (including the institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences) to participate in Erasmus. The document is a certificate allowing a university to apply for funds for particular activities covered by the programme.

By the decision of the European Commission, the University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw has received the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education for the years 2021-2027, entitling to carry out activities under the Erasmus+ Program.

As part of the Erasmus+ Programme the University of Economics and Human Sciences in Warsaw offers few options of mobility: student traineeship, mobility for partial studies at foreign universities, and staff mobility for teaching assignments and training. The participants of these mobility activities will receive scholarships from the Erasmus+ budget.

Countries that
participate in the Erasmus+ Programme:

  • 27 Member States of the European Union and United Kingdom;
  • EFTA/EOG States: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway;
  • candidate countries to the EU: Turkey, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia;
  • Swiss Confederation (cooperation suspended).

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