What is ERASMUS + ?
The Erasmus+ Programme is designed to support Programme Countries’ efforts to efficiently use the potential of Europe’s human and social capital, while confirming the principle of lifelong learning by linking support to formal, non-formal and informal learning throughout the education, training and youth fields. The Program also enhances the opportunities for cooperation and mobility with Partner Countries, notably in the fields of higher education and youth. Under one of the new elements introduced in the Lisbon Treaty, Erasmus+ will also support grassroots sport activities in the Programme Countries and promote European policy cooperation in the field of sport. The Programme will promote the creation and development of European networks, providing opportunities for cooperation among stakeholders and the exchange and transfer of knowledge and know-how in different areas relating to sport and physical activity. This reinforced cooperation will notably have positive effects in developing the potential of Europe’s human capital by helping reduce the social and economic costs of physical nactivity.
The Erasmus+ Programme shall contribute to the achievement of:
- the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, including the headline education target2;
- the objectives of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020), including the corresponding benchmarks;
- the sustainable development of Partner Countries in the field of higher education;
- the overall objectives of the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018);
- the objective of developing the European dimension in sport, in particular grassroots sport, in line with the EU work plan for sport;
- the promotion of European values in accordance with Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE ERASMUS+ PROGRAM?
Individuals – students, trainees, apprentices, pupils, adult learners, young people, volunteers, professors, teachers, trainers, youth workers, professionals of organizations active in the fields of education, training and youth constitute the main target population of the Program. The conditions of access to the Program therefore relate to these two actors: the “participants” (individuals participating in the Program) and the “participating organizations” (including groups of young people active in youth work but not necessarily in the context of youth organizations, also referred to as informal groups of young people). For both participants and participating organizations, the conditions for participation depend on the country in which they are based.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF ORGANISATIONS PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROJECT?
Participating organizations involved in the mobility project assume the following roles and tasks:
- Applicant organization from a Programme Country: in charge of applying for the mobility project, signing and managing the grant agreement and reporting. The applicant can be a consortium coordinator: leading a mobility consortium of partner organizations of the same country aimed at organizing any type of student and staff mobility.
- Sending organization: in charge of selecting students/staff and sending them abroad. This also includes grant payments (for those in Programme Countries), preparation, monitoring and recognition related to the mobility period.
- Receiving organization: in charge of receiving students/staff from abroad and offering them a study/traineeship programme or a programme of training activities, or benefiting from a teaching activity.
- Intermediary organization: this is an organization active in the labor market or in the fields of education, training and youth work in a Programme Country. It may be a partner in a national mobility consortium, but is not a sending organization. Its role may be to share and facilitate the administrative procedures of the sending higher education institutions and to better match student profiles with the needs of enterprises in case of traineeships and to jointly prepare participants.
All participating Program Country organizations (both sending and receiving) must be HEIs awarded with an ECHE. All Partner Country organizations must be HEIs and have signed inter-institutional agreements with their Program Country partners before the mobility takes place.
Erasmus Charta of National Sports Academy 2014-2020 – See HERE!
Policy Statement of National Sports Academy – See HERE!