What is Erasmus+


What is Erasmus+?


Erasmus+ is a grant program of the European Union covering education, youth, and sport, implemented between 2021-2027. The Erasmus+ Program aims to provide people with new skills, strengthen their personal development and increase their employment opportunities, regardless of age and educational background. The budget of the Erasmus+ Program across Europe for 2021-2027 is €28.4 billion.


The activities supported under the Erasmus+ Program are mainly organized under 3 Key Actions (KA) and 1 Special Action.


The Erasmus+ Program covers education, training, youth, and sport. The main reason for naming the Erasmus+ Programme Erasmus+ is to capitalize on recognizing the previous Erasmus programme, which was more publicly known and strongly identified with study abroad and European cooperation.


The innovations introduced by the Erasmus+ Program can be listed as follows:


Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig, Youth in Action, and five international cooperation programmes (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink, and Cooperation with Industrialized Countries Programme) under the Lifelong Learning Programmes are included under the Erasmus+ Programme. With a single program, more straightforward application rules and procedures will be introduced, ending fragmentation and duplication,


A grant guarantee program is being implemented to support postgraduate students to continue their studies abroad and acquire the skills they need to work in a knowledge-intensive job,


Bilateral Cooperation with Industrialized Countries in the Field of Higher Education (Bilateral Cooperation), which was implemented in the previous period, remains among the central projects of the Erasmus+ Programme, including the youth field. However, please refer to the Erasmus+ Program Guide for the scope of countries that can be cooperated with)


Large-scale partnerships between higher education institutions and businesses to increase creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship by introducing new teaching methods (Knowledge Partnerships) and partnerships between education and training institutions to improve employability through innovative vocational education and training methods for sectors (Sectoral Skills Partnerships),


Mobility and partnership opportunities are significantly strengthened in the new period, and grant opportunities are increased, especially for higher education/vocational training students, teachers, trainers, and youth workers.


Which Areas Does the Erasmus+ Program Support?


The activities supported under the Erasmus+ Program are mainly organized under 3 Key Actions (AE, Key Action, KA) and 2 Special Actions:


Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals


Key Action 2: Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices


Key Action 3: Support to Policy Reform


Specific Action1: Jean Monnet Program


The explanation of "Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals", which is being carried out in our university regarding these titles, is given below.




The Erasmus+ Program provides learning opportunities for individuals within and/or outside the EU for more than 5 million people. Activities for learning mobility of individuals can take the following forms:


In the field of higher education, beneficiaries in the program countries have the opportunity to study and teach in higher education institutions within Europe or anywhere in the world. In this way, the Erasmus+ Program will create an enabling environment for increasing interest in higher education in Europe while developing higher education in countries outside Europe.


- Education


- Learning/Training


- Internship


- Professional development


- Non-formal learning-based youth activities


- Volunteer work


Who can benefit from the Erasmus+ Program?


The target group of the Erasmus+ Program can be summarized as follows:


- In the field of higher education; university students, academics, and higher education staff,


- In the field of vocational education; students of vocational schools, apprentices, professionals, educators, workers in the field of vocational education,


- In the field of school education; primary and secondary school students, school leaders, teachers, and school staff,


- In the field of adult education; learners, educators, members and staff of adult education institutions,


- In the youth field; young people aged 13-30, youth workers, members and staff of youth organizations,


- In short, individuals of all ages and walks of life and institutions and organizations of all levels can benefit from the program.


Which Countries are included in the Erasmus+ Program?


With the Erasmus+ Program, the number and geography of countries to cooperate with are expanding. Accordingly, although different for each type of activity, it will be possible to cooperate with the following countries:


- Non-EU program countries (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey)


- Third countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Republic of Montenegro, Serbia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Russian Federation, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, and Tunisia)


- For some central projects, partnerships can be established with other countries worldwide. For detailed information, please refer to the Erasmus+ Program Guide.


Erasmus+ Achievements




- International recognition


- Increased intercultural interaction and tolerance


- International experience and reputation


- Contribution to international scientific studies and projects


- Increasing quality and competition among universities




- Experience abroad in a multicultural environment


- Interaction with different cultures


- Building international friendships and professional connections


- Opportunity to study in a different environment and system




- Increased diversity and quality of education


- Integration with the EU


- Economic vitality in cities with universities


- Interaction between cultures


- Promotion and dissemination of Turkish



- Contribution to the promotion of our country