Mid-term evaluation of the Erasmus+ Programme

How has Erasmus+ proven to be such a success? And what have we learnt to improve on?
Based on over a million responses to this type of questions, brought together as the most comprehensive and recent source of evidence, here are the highlights from the Mid-term evaluation:

  • “Erasmus+, the EU’s flagship programme for education, training, youth and sport (2014-2020), has proved to be highly beneficial to the participants, not only in terms of supporting the transition to employment but also by creating a feeling of being an EU citizen.”
  • “Erasmus+ will boost the learning mobility of 4 million learners, teachers and trainers by 2020 and internationalise the work of education, training, youth and sport organisations, within and beyond the EU.”
  • “Evidence shows that Erasmus+ is more coherent, relevant and partly more efficient and simpler than its predecessors.”
  • “As regards the future of Erasmus+, the evaluation makes a clear case for a stronger investment in education and training with a new emphasis on the younger generations and the most vulnerable groups.”

These are some headlines of the report of the European Commission on the mid-term evaluation of the Erasmus+ programme.

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