ABOUT ERASMUS +
ERASMUS + 2014-2020
What is Erasmus?
Since 1987, Erasmus has become the most important education and training program in the European Union in terms of mobility and cooperation at the European level.
Erasmus + is the new 2014-2020 European Union (EU) program for youth, education, training, and sports. The Erasmus + program aims to encourage the development of skills and employability and to provide new opportunities for education, training and internships for young people. The program will run for seven years and will benefit from a total budget of 14.7 billion euros. Erasmus + brings together seven EU programs in the field of education, training and youth and will support sports for the first time. As an integrated program, Erasmus + offers more opportunities for cooperation between the education, training, youth and sports sectors. In this new version of Erasmus, the participation and funding conditions are simplified over previous programs. This information is presented according to www.ec.europa.eu.
According to the program guide, Erasmus + follows:
• the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy, including the main education objective;
• the objectives of the Strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020), including the relevant benchmarks;
• sustainable development in higher education for partner countries;
• the general objectives of the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018);
• the objectives of developing the European dimension concerning sports, in particular mass sports, in line with the EU Work Plan for Sport;
• the promotion of European values in accordance with Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union.
Students can benefit from:
• a period of study abroad at a partner higher education institution (SMS);
• an internship (practice program) abroad in an organization or any other relevant job (SMP).
Study Mobility (SMS)
The study period abroad must be part of the student's study program in order to graduate from the first cycle (bachelor studies), the second cycle (masters studies) and the third doctoral cycle.
Study periods: between 3 and 12 months
The extension of the mobility period may be approved under the following conditions:
- the entire mobility period does not exceed 12 months of the same academic year;
- the date of mobility return does not exceed the end of September.
Information concerning the duration and mobility period must be communicated to the faculty ERASMUS coordinator who will confirm the list of selected students for the partner university. Extension of the visit can be done with or without a grant. Granting the grant to finance the extension is made only within the limits of the ANPCDEFP available funds. The extension must also be approved by both the host university and the home university.
The same student can benefit from mobility grants for up to 12 months for each cycle of study, regardless of the number and type of mobility activities, so you can be an ERASMUS student several times:
• during the first cycle of studies (bachelor)
• during the second cycle (master)
• during the third cycle of study, as a PhD student.
SMS Financial Clarifications
The ERASMUS grant does not fully cover travel expenses, offering a quantum of 500 Euros/month for Denmark, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Iceland, Turkey, respectively 450 euro/month for Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Therefore, we recommend additional funding sources.
Erasmus students are exempt from paying study fees, enrolling, inspection of access to laboratories or libraries and study areas, whether or not they receive an Erasmus + grant.
By signing the Erasmus University Charter (ECHE), higher education institutions are committed to providing all the necessary support for participants in mobility actions in terms of linguistic preparation. In order to help participants, online language support for all long-term mobility activities of at least two months is established throughout the program. It is made available to participants eligible by the European Commission in order to assess their language skills and to provide them, if necessary, with adequate language learning opportunities before and/or during the mobility period.
Placement Mobilities (SMP)
Internships abroad are also supported during the short cycle, the first cycle, the second and the third cycle of study, and within one year from graduation at most. The program also includes "assistantships" for future teachers. Whenever possible, internships should be an integral part of the student study program.
For study mobilities, students must be enrolled for at least the second year of university studies. For traineeships, this condition does not apply.
New higher education graduates can take part in internships. The new graduates must be selected by the higher education institution they belong to during the last year of study and must complete the internship program abroad within one year of graduation.
Internships: between 2 and 12 months.
SMP Financial clarifications
The ERASMUS grant is not intended to fully cover travel expenses, offering a quantum of 700 Euros/month for Denmark, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway, Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Iceland, Turkey, respectively 650 Euros/month for Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
▪ teaching periods: this activity allows the NUPSPA teachers to teach at a partner higher education institution from abroad. Staff mobility for teaching reasons can take place in any academic field/discipline.
▪ training periods: this activity supports the professional development of NUPSPA non-teaching and didactic staff, in the form of training events abroad (conferences are excluded) and periods of direct observation at the work/training place in a higher education partner institution or other relevant foreign organization.
Teaching staff can benefit from a teaching or training mobility within the Erasmus + program. Mobilities can last between 5 and 7 days and can take place within a partner university following a selection within FAP.
Administrative staff can benefit from an Erasmus training mobility. Mobilities can last between 5 and 7 days and can take place within a partner university following a selection within FAP.
Who can provide more information?
Erasmus+ department coordinator
Dr. Teodora BITOIU (Lecturer)
Room 617 (6th floor, Expozitiei)
telephone: (+4) 0725.888.945