ECES is a proud member of EU's Erasmus+ programme, which supports education, training, youth and sport in Europe. With a budget of €14.7 billion, Erasmus+ provides opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad.
In addition to creating opportunities for students, Erasmus+ also provides opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations, like ECES, through the merging of seven prior programmes.
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.
ECES has agreements with a number of European and international universities, including:
- Saint Louis University, Belgium : our partnership with the university allows for students enrolled in the "EU Study Tour and Internship Programme" set up by the Network for European Studies (Canada), a consortium of Canadian universities, to obtain training and work experience with ECES.
This is part of Europa Plus -a series of training programmes organised by the Institute of European Studies at Universite Saint-Louis - Bruxelles for businesses, admiinistrations, and other private and public bodies wishing to enrich and update their staff's knowledge of European policies and the working of the EU.
Objectives of Erasmus+
Specific issues tackled by the programme include:
- Reducing unemployment, especially among young people
- Promoting adult learning, especially for new skills and skills required by the labour market.
- Encouraging young people to take part in European democracy
- Supporting innovation, cooperation and reform
- Reducing early school leaving
- Promoting cooperation and mobility with the EU's partner countries
Erasmus + programme offers students, higher education staff and institutions from neighbouring countries opportunities for exchange and mobility, including:
- Short-term scholarships and full master’s degree scholarships (Joint Master’s Degree) for students, with financial support covering travel and living costs abroad.
- Scholarships for staff to study, teach, train or be trained in a foreign university, for between 2 days and 2 months.
- Opportunities for cooperation between European and Southern Mediterranean universities including bilateral agreements on international mobility projects for students and staff, capacity building to support the modernisation of higher education, and the possibility to take part in a consortium organising staff and student mobility.
- Jean Monnet Activities: open to higher education institutions active in the field of European integration studies, including teaching and research, support to associations, and policy debate with the Academic World.
Detailed information on these opportunities, including eligibility criteria, is available in the Programme Guide
More information on Erasmus + here