Erasmus+ programme reaching 45,000 student and staff in non EU/EEA countries

Gerry O'Sullivan

Posted: 14 March, 2019

Over 45,000 students and staff benefited in 2018 from funds awarded under Erasmus+ Key Action 107 – International Credit Mobility, a 12% increase on the previous year.    The EC has revealed that 19,000 of that number related to student mobilities up from 16,600 in 2017.

61% or 28,000 mobilities are incoming to 33 programme countries.

Funding for projects in least-developed countries is growing – DCI Latin America (Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua) has increased to 17% from 15% in the Latin America window.  Similarly in DCI Asia – there has been a considerable increase in the awards to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar – up from 14% in 2017 to 19%.

In 2018, 1,390 eligible applications were received by National Agencies in programme countries for mobility collaborations with Partner Countries.   The EC has revealed that 962 projects were selected for funding – a 70% success rate.