GENERAL OBJECTIVE
The general objective of the Erasmus+ Programme is to support, through lifelong learning, the educational, professional and personal development of people in education, training, youth and sport, in Europe and beyond, thereby contributing to sustainable growth, quality jobs and social cohesion, to driving innovation, and to strengthening European identity and active citizenship. As such, the Programme shall be a key instrument for building a European Education Area, supporting the implementation of the European strategic cooperation in the field of education and training. 

The Programme has the specific objectives to promote learning mobility of individuals and groups, as well as cooperation, quality, inclusion and equity, excellence, creativity and innovation at the level of organisations and policies in the field of education and training. 

PRIORITIES OF THE ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME

  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Digital Transformation
  • Environment and fight against climate change
  • Participation in democratic life

More information can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide 

STRUCTURE OF THE ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME

KEY ACTION 1 – MOBILITY OF INDIVIDUALS

Mobility of learners and staff: opportunities for students and trainees, as well as for professors, teachers and staff of education institutions to undertake a learning and/or professional experience in another country. 

Student mobility

Student mobility can be carried out from any Programme Country to any other Programme Country or any Partner
Country and in any study field and cycle (short cycle/bachelor/master/doctoral). To ensure high-quality mobility
activities with maximum impact on the students, the mobility activity has to be compatible with the student’s degreerelated learning and personal development needs.

Students may carry out the activities described below:

  • A study period abroad at a partner higher education institution. The study period abroad must be part of the student's study programme to complete a degree at any study cycle. A study period abroad may include a traineeship period as well. Such a combination creates synergies between the academic and professional experience abroad.
  • A traineeship (work placement, internship) abroad in an enterprise, a research institute, a laboratory, an organisation or any other relevant workplace. Traineeships abroad are supported during studies at any study cycle and for recent graduates. This also includes teaching assistantships for student teachers and research assistantships for students and doctoral candidates in any relevant research facility. To further enhance the synergies with Horizon Europe, these mobilities can also take place in the context of Horizon Europe funded research projects, in full respect of the principle of no double EU funding of activities. Wherever possible, the traineeships should be an integrated part of the student's study programme.

Doctoral mobility

To better meet the diverse learning and training needs of doctoral candidates and to ensure equal opportunities, doctoral candidates and recent graduates (‘post-docs’) can undertake short-term or long-term physical study or traineeship mobility periods abroad. Adding a virtual component to the physical mobility is encouraged.

Blended mobility for individuals

Any study period or traineeship abroad of any duration, including doctoral mobility, may be carried out as a blended mobility. Blended mobility is a combination of physical mobility with a virtual component facilitating a collaborative online learning exchange.

In addition, students (short cycle/bachelor/master) who are not able to participate in long-term physical study or traineeship mobility, for example, due to their study field or because they have fewer opportunities for participation, will be able to carry out a short-term physical mobility by combining it with a compulsory virtual component.

Blended intensive programmes

One of the priorities of the new Erasmus Plus programme is to be more inclusive. New mobility formats in the programme will make it easier to participate and give students, who otherwise would not participate in an exchange for an entire semester, the possibility to take advantage of the programmes opportunities. The blended intensive programmes (BIPs) are one of the efforts to give more students access to international mobility. The BIPs are a good opportunity to reach out to new groups of students, for example those in study fields where mobility opportunities have been limited.

The blended intensive programme for a student group is a combination of physical mobility with a virtual component facilitating a collaborative online learning exchange and teamwork. For example, the virtual component can bring learners together online from different countries and study fields to follow online courses or work collectively and simultaneously on assignments that are recognised as part of their studies.

More information about blended mobility can be found here: Higher Education Mobility Handbook

If you want to organise or participate in a blended intensive programme please contact: erasmusutbyte.su.se

Staff mobility

Staff mobility can be carried out from any Programme Country to any other Programme Country or any Partner Country. To ensure high-quality mobility activities with maximum impact, the mobility activity has to be related to the staff’s professional development and to address their learning and personal development needs.

Staff may carry out any of the activities described below:

  • A teaching period abroad at a partner higher education institution. The teaching period abroad enables any teaching staff at a higher education institution or staff from enterprises to teach at a partner higher education institution abroad. Staff mobility for teaching can be in any study field.

Information about Erasmus+ teacher mobility

  • A training period abroad at a partner higher education institution, enterprise or any other relevant workplace. The training period abroad enables any staff at a higher education institution to take part in a training activity abroad that is relevant to their day-to-day work at the higher education institution. It may take the form of training events or job shadowing. A staff mobility period abroad can combine teaching and training activities. Any teaching or training period abroad may be carried out as a blended mobility.

Information about Erasmus+ staff mobility

More information can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide 

KEY ACTION 2 – COOPERATION AMONG ORGANISATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS

Partnerships for Cooperation, including:

  • Cooperation Partnerships: The primary goal of Cooperation Partnerships is to allow organisations to increase the quality and relevance of their activities, to develop and reinforce their networks of partners, to increase their capacity to operate jointly at transnational level, boosting internationalisation of their activities, and through exchanging or developing new practices and methods as well as sharing and confronting ideas.

Partnerships for Excellence, including:

  • European Universities: This action supports the emergence of bottom-up networks of higher education institutions, which will bring cross-border cooperation to the next level of ambition, through the development of joint long-term strategies for top-quality education, research and innovation, based on a common vision and shared values. Stockholm University is part of the university alliance CIVIS – European Civic University Alliance
  • Erasmus+ Teacher Academies: The overall objective of this action is to create European partnerships of teacher education and training providers to set up Erasmus+ Teacher Academies that will develop a European and international outlook in teacher education. These Academies will embrace multilingualism and cultural diversity, develop teacher education in line with the EU’s priorities in education policy and contribute to the objectives of the European Education Area.
  • Information in Swedish: 
  • Erasmus Mundus Action: This action aims at fostering excellence and world-wide internationalisation of higher education institutions via study programmes – at master course level – jointly delivered and jointly recognised by higher education institutions established in Europe, and open to institutions in other countries of the world.

Partnerships for Innovation, including:

  • Alliances for Innovation: This action aims at fostering strategic cooperation between key players in higher education and vocational education and training, business and research – the "knowledge triangle" – to foster innovation and modernisation of education and training systems in identifying and supplying the right set of skills, knowledge and competences to match the future labour market demand in sectors and fields that are strategic for Europe's sustainable growth and competitiveness. 
  • Information in Swedish: 

More information about the programme (in Swedish) can be found on Medarbetarwebben.

More information can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide 

Stockholm University’s Erasmus Policy Statement can be found here.