About Erasmus+ Programme
Erasmus + is a new EU program for cooperation with and assistance to EU and non-EU countries, entailing aid on all levels of education, training, youth and sport. The program integrates ten previous programs of EU. The new program for education and training will last until 2020, and its overall budget is 14.7 billion Euro for the 28 EU member states and 27 non-EU states (including Turkey). The program will support transnational partnerships between institutions and organizations in the field of education, training and youth.
The target groups of the Program are students, academic and administrative staff as well as institutions of higher education. Involving many actions, the key action is the support for mobility. The students have the opportunity to study in EU countries from a period of three months to a year, while the staff can teach and attend various trainings at EU universities and institutions for a period of minimum five days to three months. Also, students can attain their first real work experience, with paid internship and volunteer programs along with scholarships and tuition waivers.
The focus of the program, among other things, is the capacity building of youth for the purpose of active participation in the civil society, development of leadership skills, solidarity and understanding between cultures. Thanks to Erasmus+ program, more than four million Europeans will have the opportunity to study, train, get work experience and volunteer abroad.
The European Commission at European level is responsible for the implementation of the Program, as well as national agencies of program countries and the national office of Erasmus Plus of program countries.
About European Commission
The European Commission is ultimately responsible for the running of the Erasmus+ Programme. It manages the budget and sets priorities, targets and criteria for the Programme on an on-going basis. Furthermore, it guides and monitors the general implementation, follow-up and evaluation of the Programme at European level. The European Commission also bears the overall responsibility for the supervision and coordination of the structures in charge of implementing the Programme at national level.
At European level, the European Commission's Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (Executive Agency) is responsible for the implementation of the centralised Actions of the Erasmus+ Programme. The Executive Agency is in charge of the complete life-cycle management of these projects, from the promotion of the
Programme, the analysis of the grant requests, the monitoring of projects on the spot, up to the dissemination of the project and Programme results. It is also responsible for launching specific calls for proposals relating to some Actions of the Programme which are not covered through this Guide.
The European Commission, notably through the Executive Agency, is also responsible for:
- carrying out studies in the fields supported by the Programme;
- carrying out research and evidence-based activities through the Eurydice network;
- improving the visibility and the systemic impact of the Programme through dissemination and exploitation
- activities of the Programme's results;
- ensuring the contractual management and financing of bodies and networks supported by the Erasmus+ Programme;
- managing calls for tenders to provide services within the framework of the Programme.
About TR National Agency
The European Commission is responsible for the overall implementation of Erasmus Programme. Actions are managed by national agencies in the participating countries or by Executive Agency for Education, Audovisiual and Culture based in Brussels.
Centre for EU Education and Youth Programmes - Turkish National Agency promotes and implements the Programme at national level and acts as the link between the European Commission and participating organisations at local, regional and national level. It is their task to:
1. provides appropriate information on the Erasmus+ Programme;
2. administers a fair and transparent selection process for project applications to be funded in Turkey;
3. monitors and evaluates the implementation of the Programme in Turkey;
4. provides support to project applicants and participating organisations throughout the project life-cycle;
5. collaborates effectively with the network of all National Agencies and the European Commission;
6. ensures the visibility of the Programme;
7. promotes the dissemination and exploitation of the results of the Programme at local and national level;
8. provides a supportive approach to newcomers and less advantaged target groups in order to remove the obstacles to full participation in the Programme;
9. seeks cooperation with external bodies in order to increase the impact of the Programme in Turkey
Centre for EU Education and Youth Programmes (Turkish National Agency)
Mevlana Bulvari N°181, Balgat, 06520, Ankara - Turkey
Tel: 0090 409 60 00