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30 years Erasmus+ programme: end of celebrations, dawn of a more ambitious vision

30 November 2017

After a year of looking back into the evolution of what started as a student mobility programme in 1987, today marks the end of the Erasmus+ programme 30th anniversary celebration. This is a great opportunity to take stock of the Erasmus+ achievements, suggest improvements and raise the bar for an even more ambitious scheme beyond 2020.

European higher education is a success story with an international reputation, also thanks to Erasmus+, its predecessor programmes and the international exchanges that they facilitated. Watch our interview series of European academics who participated in the programme and who work closely with the mobility scheme:

Despite Erasmus+ being of high importance for the European higher education community, the success of the programme is not matched by funding. In addition, the goal of simplification has not always been reached, and, for some actions the level of bureaucracy has increased – resulting in a higher workload and additional costs for all parties. See EUA's contribution to the Erasmus+ midterm review through our members'consultation, highlighting the areas for improvement and proposing 10 actions for enhancement:

With eyes set on the future of Erasmus+, here is how you can stand by EUA to make concrete contributions for an even more ambitious programme in 2020 and beyond:

European University Association (EUA)

Brussels office:
Avenue de l’Yser, 24
1040 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0) 2 230 55 44

Geneva office:
114, Rue du Rhône
Case postale 3174
1211 Geneva 3
Tel: +41 22 552 02 96