For a flexible, resilient and impactful Erasmus+: key considerations to help shape the future of Erasmus

Our association provides key considerations to help shape the future of the EU's flagship programme for education, training, youth and sport.
6th February 2024
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The leading universities of Science and Technology (S&T) united within CESAER today published a position ‘For a flexible, resilient and impactful Erasmus+’.

Our Members have submitted individual responses to the public consultation on the past, present, and future of the Erasmus+ programme and with this position, we complement these with high-level recommendations.

The recommendations are developed along the following themes:

  • Improve financial & legal framework,
  • Consider returning higher education programme structure & administration to direct management
  • Future-proof programme priorities
  • Foster resilience

“For learners and teachers across all of Europe, the Erasmus+ programme provides amazing opportunities for openness, discovery, and enriching experiences across borders. By providing our high-level recommendations to contribute to the future of a European flagship programme for mobility, we provide our full support to the EU institutions to continue prioritizing the attractiveness, efficiency and impact of this unique programme.” - Orla Feely, President of CESAER and President of University College Dublin.

”Reflecting on the past and present of the Erasmus+ programme and to shape its future, we identified areas for improvement and provide key recommendations to foster the flexibility, resilience and impact of the programme. While the financial resources, legal framework and structure need improvement, Erasmus+ remains highly valued by our community and continues to be a pillar in fostering international collaboration in higher education.” - Christian Gerhardts, Co-Chair of the Task Force Sustainable Funding and Head of the European Project Center at Technische Universität Dresden.

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