Olympus Education participates and implements educational programmes of the European Commission. Most of the Olympus Education programmes have been performed under the support of the Erasmus programme.
European Union Registration – Erasmus+
Programme Olympus Education PIC number 917281568
Below there is a brief information about the Erasmus programme and Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals.
Erasmus - Enriching lives, opening minds for 30 YearsErasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport 2014-2020. Erasmus+ combines previous funding programmes in the sector, including the Lifelong Learning Programme (Comenius, Leonardo, Erasmus, Grundtvig and Transversal Programmes), Youth in Action and five international cooperation programmes (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and the programme for cooperation with industrialised countries).
Erasmus+ has three main targets: two-thirds of the budget is allocated to learning opportunities abroad for individuals, within the EU and beyond; the remainder supports partnerships between educational institutions, youth organisations, businesses, local and regional authorities and NGOs, as well as reforms to modernise education and training and to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and employability.
What does Erasmus+ support?
Erasmus+ aims to increase the quality and relevance of qualifications and skills. Erasmus+ is open to students, teachers, apprentices, volunteers, youth leaders and people working in grassroots' sport. It also provides funding for partnerships between educational institutions, youth organisations, enterprises, local and regional authorities and NGOs, as well as support for reforms in Member States to modernise education and training and to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and employability. Erasmus+ contributes to developing the European dimension in sport, by helping to address cross-border threats such as match fixing and doping.
EU countries have created during the past 25 years a new generation of students, “the Erasmus Generation” having strong intercultural skills, being highly exposed to different cultures and thus more willing to work abroad and adapt to new environments. The Erasmus+ Programme has a strong international dimension, offering new opportunities to students and staff coming from all over the world. The Erasmus+ programme also foresees special funding for students with disabilities /lower socioeconomic environments. This social dimension of the Programme is also very important, as many useful talents for the job market may be wasted otherwise.
Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of IndividualsKey Action 1: is a mix of decentralised projects run by National Agencies and centralised activities managed by the European Commission’s Executive Agency.
- Study period or work placement for students in Higher Education
- Vocational traineeships for apprentices and students in initial vocational training
- Youth Exchanges
- European Voluntary Service activities
- Professional development and training for staff in all sectors of education, training and youth.
KA1: International Credit Mobility
Mobility schemes between European and non European Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
- By concluding an inter-institutional agreement, institutions from Partner and Programme countries can send students of all three cycles (Bachelor, Master, PhD) for short-term mobility (up to 12 months) to institutions in Programme or Partner countries.
- HEIs from Partner and Programme countries participating in International Credit Mobility must recognise the credits earned by students while in the EU or in a Partner country. These credits count towards their degree at home.
- Staff can also receive grants for teaching or training assignments (5 days to 2 months) at a European HEI or at a Partner country HEI.