Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport, covering the period 2014 - 2020.
Erasmus + brings previous programmes under just one. It aims at fostering professional and personal development among participants, as well as at contributing to achieving education and training fully qualifying people for work and community life alike.
Erasmus + actions are meant to foster growth, employment, equity, and social inclusion, taking into account socioeconomic changes across Europe.
Erasmus+ offers many opportunities for all members of the university community, for studies, internships, teaching or training.
Erasmus Charter for Higher Education and Erasmus Policy Statement
The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) is the quality framework for all cooperation activities among EU institutions under the Erasmus + programme. Institutions need to hold an ECHE Charter in order to take part in Erasmus + mobility actions. ECHE award implies a monitoring process by the EU Commission to ensure ECHE holders can and will comply with the undertaken principles and commitments.
University or advanced vocational training students can take advantage of Erasmus+ mobility actions to study or do internships abroad (up to 12 months). Go to Calls Convocatorias to find out about open calls and how to apply.
For students wishing to do an internship in a company or institution in programme countries. Participants will learn to adapt to different work environments and about socioeconomic conditions in another country.
Mobility actions for studies and curricular internships will be recognised at the home university.
Recognition of studies or internships will be based on the ECTS system, used to measure workload and learning outcomes. ECTS facilitates comparison between programmes and courses, easing the path for credit recognition in mobility activities.
The recognition of studies will be done on the basis of the Learning Agreement, to be validated and signed by the Erasmus Coordinator at the home university. The Learning Agreement must include the courses students intend to take at the receiving institution.
Universidad Isabel I courses are based on the ECTS system.
Mobility actions for staff are twofold: teachers can enjoy short mobility periods for teaching abroad in a partner institution. Both teaching and administrative staff can also take part in mobility actions for in-job training.