In this first Hangout from the European Parliament, participants and social media commentators can ask Doris Pack (EPP) about the EU’s exchange programme Erasmus.(Published on July 8, 2013)
Erasmus programme in 2011-12: the figures explained
Reference: MEMO/13/647 Event Date: 08/07/2013
The European Commission has today published new figures1 on the number of students, teachers and other staff in higher education who benefitted from the Erasmus programme in the 2011-12 academic year (IP/13/657). 252 827 European students and 46 527 staff in higher education received Erasmus funding to go abroad for studies, job placements, teaching or training.
Erasmus enables students in higher education to spend between 3 and 12 months in another European country – either for studies or for a placement in a company or other organisation. Any student enrolled in a participating higher education institution in one of the 33 Erasmus countries can benefit (EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey). Students in short-cycle higher vocational education can also take advantage of support from the programme.
New record: more than 250 000 Erasmus students in a year
Since the inception of the programme, the number of students benefitting from an Erasmus grant has continued to grow. It exceeded 200 000 for the first time in 2009-10 and the 252 827 students who went abroad to study or train in 2011-12 represent a new record and annual increase of 9% compared with the previous year (the equivalent year-on-year increase in 2010-11 was 8.5%).
Véase asimismo IP/13/657
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