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ERASMUS+ Programm

Erasmus+ at German higher education institutions

Erasmus Plus is the largest education programme in the European Union and offers students, teachers and all higher education staff the opportunity to gain experience abroad.

DE 9+ The development of the Erasmus programme

The Erasmus programme has been founded in 1987 and from the very beginning the DAAD has acted as a national agency for EU higher education cooperation. Today, students and higher education staff as well as people from other fields of education have the opportunity to travel to partner countries outside Europe and take part in international projects.

The Erasmus programme at the University of Vechta

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.

It has an estimated budget of €26.2 billion. This is nearly double the funding compared to its predecessor programme (2014-2020).

The 2021-2027 programme places a strong focus on social inclusion, the green and digital transitions, and promoting young people’s participation in democratic life.

It supports priorities and activities set out in the European Education Area, Digital Education Action Plan and the European Skills Agenda. The programme also

  • supports the European Pillar of Social Rights
  • implements the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027
  • develops the European dimension in sport

You can find detailed information here:  

Thanks to over 80 partner universities (Erasmus +), the University of Vechta offers you a variety of options to organize your studies internationally.

The following mobility programmes are funded by the Eu programme for education Erasmus+ :

Erasmus Charta and European Policy Statement

The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities a higher education institution may carry out within Erasmus+.

The award of an ECHE is a pre-requisite for all higher education institutions located in a programme country and willing to participate in learning mobility of individuals and/or cooperation for innovation and good practices under Erasmus+.

The Erasmus Policy Statement deals with the implementation of measures under Erasmus, following the award of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.

The possibilities of Erasmus+ programme and partner countries


Erasmus+ meanwhile offers the opportunity to gain international experience not only in Europe but also worldwide. The educational programme separates into so-called programme countries and partner countries and promotes mobility and cooperation projects.