Erasmus + is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth, and Sport for 2014-2020. The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion; a 40% increase compared to current spending levels, reflecting the EU’s commitment to investing in these areas.
Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.
Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training, and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.
For more information on the intended structure of the program can be found on the website of the European Commission.
Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training, and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the Education, Training, Youth, and Sport sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.
It is aimed at improving the skills and employability of young people and the modernization of education, training and youth work.
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THE COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
The Committee for International cooperation focuses mainly on expanding an international network and obtain international partners for further cooperation in the field of mobility of students and staff, preparation of joint international programs, the development of applied research and innovation, the promotion and visibility of the Slovenian higher professional education.
Members of the Committee:
- Alicia Leonor Sauli Miklavčič
- Jasmina Poličnik
- dr. Blanka Vombergar,
- mag. Janez Damjan,
- Helena Jurše Rogelj,
- Breda Perčič.
The Association HVC that has over 15 years of experience in coordination of national and international projects, actively participates in key international associations in the field of higher vocational education:
is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally-orientated programmes and are engaged in applied and profession-related research within the Bologna cycles. Members of EURASHE are national associations of higher education institutions and individual institutions, such as universities, (university) colleges and universities of applied sciences, as well as other professional associations and stakeholder organisations active in the field of higher education. EURASHE members operate within and across different national systems whether these are unitary or binary, professional and/or academic. EURASHE was founded in Patras (Greece) in 1990. It has the status of an international non-profit association according to Belgian law and its Secretariat is located in Brussels (Belgium).
Over the last decades four European associations of VET providers have been active in projects, mobility, internationalisation in education and policy development (EfVET, EUproVET, EVBB, EVTA). These four associations work mainly at secondary VET level and have different orientations and objectives such as:
- training in companies versus schools and colleges
- initial to continued VET
- social inclusion to labour market relevance
In 2010 the European Commission was about to present the Bruges Communique, formulating the future of VET in Europe. The four associations decided to join forces to influence the policy content. The success of their collaboration led to a structural meeting with the European Commission. In that context two additional associations for Academic and Professional Higher Education were asked to join the discussions (eucen, EURASHE).
Head of Development, Alicia Leonor Sauli-Miklavcic, represents Association HVC in VET providers Advisory Group of European Commission and in two of the three CEDEFOP Community of Practice (CoP) groups.