Erasmus+ is the EU programme for the advancement of education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Priorities of the 2021-2027 programme are:
Erasmus+ supports priorities and activities set out in the European Education Area, the 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, and develops the European dimension insport.
In the course of the launch of the new Erasmus+ programme generation, Anton Bruckner Private University was once again awarded the Erasmus Charter in 2021.
The new EU programme focuses on the promotion of inclusion, green mobility and transnational cooperation as well as the exchange of best practice in the field of education and youth. In the field of education, the Erasmus+ programme promotes stays abroad (student mobility, traineeships for students and graduates, staff mobility) within Europe. Cross-border cooperation, e.g. in the form of projects in the European higher education sector, also plays an important role.
Participating higher educational institutions in the Erasmus+ programme can establish partnership agreements (Inter Institutional Agreements). These IIAs constitute the foundation for all exchanges. Mobilities are possible in the EU Member States (except Austria as sending country), as well as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Northern Macedonia, Turkey and Serbia.
In Austria, Erasmus+ is managed by the OeAD. OeAD-GmbH is the Austrian agency for international mobility and cooperation in education, science and research.
The Erasmus+ programme is structured in three Key Actions: