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Erasmus +
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Erasmus + is a European Union program that supports educational exchange. As part of the program, you can study abroad, take part in foreign job mobility or implement international educational projects.


Erasmus + - the European Union program in the field of education, training, youth and sport - is a continuation of European educational programs implemented since 1998. Its aim is to support pupils, students, teachers, lecturers and volunteers in carrying out international projects aimed at raising competences.
Therefore, also eligible for participation in the program are public and private institutions and organizations that support formal education and non-formal and informal learning of people of all ages. The programme's European budget for 2021-2027 is EUR 26.2 billion. With the new financial perspective, the assumptions of Erasmus + have been expanded
as a result, it has become more innovative and inclusive as well as more digital. It will also be of key importance for the creation of the European Education Area planned by 2025, thanks to which the European Union intends to, inter alia, ensure that all young people have access to education and training of the highest quality, enable learners to move easily between education systems in different countries and give them the opportunity to find work across Europe.

The National Agency of the Erasmus + Program and its implementer in Poland is the Foundation for the Development of the Education System.

The quality mark authorizing the university to apply for funds under the Erasmus + program is the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education - ECHE.

The University of Vocational Education in Wrocław started applying for the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), which will provide a general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities, so that members of our academic community can participate in summer schools and study visits carried out with leading research centers. The ECHE card entitles you to carry out all activities under the new Erasmus + program.



The following activities may be supported under the Erasmus program:

  • student mobility for study or training in the Member States in higher education, as well as placements in enterprises, training centers, research centers or other organizations;

  • mobility of university teaching staff for the purpose of conducting or undergoing training in foreign partner institutions;

  • mobility of other staff of higher education institutions, as well as of staff of enterprises for training or teaching purposes;

  • Erasmus intensive programs organized on a multilateral basis.

  • increasing the degree of transparency and compatibility of qualifications acquired in Europe in general and vocational higher education;

Support may also be granted for the implementation of quality assurance activities at all stages of preparation for mobility, including preparatory or refresher language courses, multi-stakeholder projects and participation in thematic networks.

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  • a loan guarantee scheme to help graduate students finance a full study abroad program to acquire skills for specialist knowledge occupations;

  • knowledge alliances, i.e. partnerships between higher education institutions and enterprises that support creativity and innovation
    and entrepreneurship by offering new curricula, education and qualifications;

  • Sector Skills Alliances, i.e. partnerships between VET providers and enterprises to promote job opportunities and tackle labor market skills shortages by creating new sectoral curricula and innovative forms of VET.

  • combination of hitherto separate related programs
    with the international dimension of higher education, enabling mobility at university level between the EU and third countries, as well as capacity-building projects in higher education institutions in third countries.

Elementy programu


Erasmus + is structured around the main types of actions known as Key Actions. With regard to individual areas of education, the structure of the program includes the following sectors:

- School Education,

- Higher Education,

- Vocational Education and Training,

- Adult Education,

- Youth, Sport and Jean Monnet Activities.

Each of the Key Actions covers decentralized projects, the implementation of which is decided by the Erasmus + national agencies, and centralized ones. The latter are managed by the European Executive Agency for Education and Culture (EACEA) in Brussels.

Erasmus + builds on the achievements of European education programs that have run for 25 years and is the result of the amalgamation of the following European initiatives carried out by the European Commission between 2007 and 2013: Lifelong Learning Program, Youth in Action Program, Erasmus Mundus , Tempus, Alfa, Edulink, and cooperation programs with industrialized countries in the field of higher education.



Well-functioning education and training systems and youth policies provide their recipients with the skills required in the labor market and the economic sector, enabling them to play an active role in society and achieve a sense of personal fulfillment. Reforms in education, training and youth can advance progress towards these goals through a shared vision of policymakers and stakeholders, and cooperation in different fields and at different levels.



Erasmus + also supports activities aimed at developing the European dimension in sport by recommending cooperation between bodies responsible for sport. The program promotes the creation and development of European networks, ensuring, inter alia, exchange and transfer of knowledge and know-how in various areas related to sport and physical activity. This enhanced cooperation is expected to develop the human capital potential in Europe, contributing to the reduction of the social and economic costs resulting from physical inactivity.


Higher education institutions, their students, may participate in the Higher education sector and employees, and in some activities - also other organizations cooperating with universities. The universities may exchange students and employees, and to coordinate or participate in international projects as partners. The condition for the participation of universities in the program is the possession of an Erasmus Charter for higher education. Thanks to the program, students have the opportunity to travel abroad for part of their studies and internships. Academic teachers may conduct classes for students at foreign universities. Employees from various university units can take advantage of training trips. Moreover, students and university staff have the opportunity to participate in international projects in which their unit is involved.

Struktura programu
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