How has Erasmus+ proven to be such a success? And where we have to improve it?

How has Erasmus+ proven to be such a success? And where we have to improve it?

Based on over a million responses to this type of questions, brought together a  comprehensive and recent source of evidence, here are some of the point that came up.

  • 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.

SOLIDAR foundation was pleased that as regards the future of Erasmus+, the evaluation makes a clear case for a stronger investment in education and training. Erasmus+ cannot be an opportunity for the few but has to become the realistic option for all young Europeans to acquire studying and working experience abroad and therefore not only to improve their chance for better job prospects but mainly to understand the value of common European project and one of the added value of the Union.

In reaction to the review, The European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA)  published a statement that highlights the difficulties of measuring the impact of the program on adults. While our partner organization LLL Platform published their own report of Erasmus+ 2017 survey that reaches similar conclusions and places a strong focus on investments for the future.

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