EUA’s recommendations for the future Erasmus+ Programme
09 February 2017
As a contribution to the ongoing mid-term evaluation of the Erasmus+ Programme (2014-2020), the “EUA member consultation: A contribution to the Erasmus+ mid-term review” found that the Programme has brought a number of improvements compared to its predecessors. However, the report also highlights areas for improvement, for which EUA proposes 10 recommendations for enhancing Erasmus+ in 2020 and beyond.
The EUA member consultation report clearly underlines that that the Erasmus+ Programme is of high importance for the European higher education community. Yet, the success of the programme is not matched by funding. In addition, the goal of simplification has not always been reached, and, even on the contrary, for some actions the level of bureaucracy has increased – resulting in a higher workload and additional costs for all parties. The combination of bureaucratic burden and low success rates increases the risk that despite the relatively high participation numbers, parts of the sector may disengage and orientate themselves elsewhere.
EUA’s Recommendations for the 2020 Programme take into consideration the lessons learnt from the first years of implementation. They focus on enhancing the quality of outcomes, but also on ensuring the engagement and the satisfaction of all stakeholders.
The upcoming EUA webinar on 22 February 2017 at 14:00 CET will feature a discussion on the recommendations with representatives of the EC Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) as well as other higher education stakeholders.