The SEPIE, a body attached to the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, publishes the resolution that will finance 2,168 projects Erasmus + of mobility in Europe.

The provision of 146.2 million euros will allow the mobility of 74,041 university students and vocational training, and teachers of all educational levels.

102 million euros are allocated to university mobility, of which 29 million correspond to the co-financing of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, which will allow 58,012 higher education mobilities (38,745 students to continue their studies, 12,562 students to complete practices, 3,255 teachers to teach and 3,450 teachers to expand their training). A total of 1,065 higher education projects are financed, of which 87 are from universities, 103 from higher artistic institutions, 44 from higher education mobility consortiums and 831 from higher level Vocational Training centers.

Since the beginning of Erasmus + in 2014, more than 200,000 students and more than 30,000 staff members of Spanish higher education institutions have participated in the program. The preferred destinations of Spanish students are Italy (20.4%), the United Kingdom (11.5%), Germany (9.7%), France (9.5%) and Poland (9%).

Students will receive grants of 200 and 300 euros / month, depending on the country of destination, for mobility for study purposes. Those who do internships in companies will receive 100 euros more per month and students from disadvantaged backgrounds will receive an additional 200 euros per month. In the last call, 22% of Erasmus + students in our country received this additional aid, reserving in the current call 12 million euros for the 12,600 students who, according to estimates, may benefit from them.

Students from the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands will receive grants between 670 and 770 euros / month from an ultra peripheral region of the EU. In addition, they will receive travel assistance between 200 and 1,500 euros, depending on the distance to the country of destination.

On the other hand, 200,000 euros are reserved for aid for participants with special needs, double that of the previous year. This aid is increased by 33.33%, reaching up to 2,000 euros / month depending on the degree of disability and the special needs of the student.

Impact of Erasmus + in Higher Education

Two studies on the impact of Erasmus + in the Higher Education sector, recently published by the European Commission, conclude that students have more professional success than those who do not participate in Erasmus +, in addition to helping their universities of origin to be more innovative

  • Erasmus + helps students get jobs faster: More than 70% of Erasmus + students acquire certainty about their professional future upon their return from abroad. 80% found work within three months after completing their studies and 72% said that their experience abroad contributed to obtaining their first job.
  • Erasmus + encourages the feeling of belonging to Europe: More than 90% of Erasmus + students improve their ability to work and collaborate with people from different cultures and consider that they have a European identity.
  • Erasmus + supports digital transformation and social inclusion: Erasmus + cooperation projects mean that most participating universities are better prepared for digital transformation. The use of new technologies and innovative methods of teaching and learning help to strengthen their international cooperation and their capacity for innovation.

Between 2014 and 2018, more than two million Europeans – students and staff of Higher Education – completed a period of mobility abroad under the Erasmus + program. During the same period, almost one thousand Erasmus + Strategic Partnerships between Higher Education institutions and 93 Partnerships for Knowledge between universities and companies received funding from the European Union.

Vocational training

This educational sector will allocate 33.4 million euros, almost five million euros more than in the call for 2018, which represents an increase of 18.8% to finance the mobility of students and staff of basic vocational training centers, Middle Grade Vocational Training and Certificates of Professionalism, which will move to another European country to do internships in companies, teaching or training.

The demand in the Vocational Training sector has increased exponentially in this call. 493 projects have been selected (an increase of 40% with respect to the previous call), which will allow the realization of 10,235 mobilities between students, recent graduates and teachers. In 2019, the success of the European Commission's "ErasmusPRO" initiative, launched in the previous call to promote student stays in a European country lasting more than three months, stands out.

The substantial increase in demand from vocational training centers and the increase in the duration of mobilities reflect the great acceptance of mobility programs within the vocational training sector: the number of participants has increased by 87% since 2014.

School Education

2019 is the Erasmus + call in which more mobility projects for the learning of educational personnel have been selected, reaching the figure of 505 projects, 68 more than in 2018. The funding amounts to almost 9 million euros, 33% higher than the one from the previous year.

With Erasmus +, 4,842 mobilities for teachers from 569 Spanish educational centers will allow them to travel to other European countries to improve their professional practices and implement good practices acquired in issues such as teaching and learning foreign languages, digital skills, and inclusion and Reduction of early school leaving.
Since the beginning of the Erasmus + program in 2014, more than 2,200 projects have been subsidized and more than 18,000 teachers have participated in mobilities to other European countries.

Adult Education

105 Erasmus + Adult Education mobility projects have been selected in this call, 29 projects more than in the previous call, exceeding the total funding of 1.7 million euros, 61% higher than last year. The professionals of this educational sector will carry out 952 mobilities to participate in international training activities in other countries and to develop teaching periods in other European institutions. Since the beginning of the Erasmus + program in 2014, 3,000 professionals have participated in mobilities to other European countries.

The European Commission published its annual report on the Erasmus + program on 24 January 2019, with the official data closed for the 2016/2017 academic year. It shows the participation of more people than ever, with an increasing number of subsidized projects, and where the Program is increasingly inclusive and more international.

Spain leads the ranking in reception of European students

According to the latest official Erasmus + report, Spain continues to occupy the first place in student reception, receiving 48,595 students in the Higher Education sector, far ahead of Germany, with 34,387, France, with 31,727 or Italy, with 28,722.

In addition, it ranks third as a student issuing country, with 40,079, just behind France, with 43,905 and Germany, with 40,959. It should also be noted that in the rest of the educational sectors (School Education, Vocational Training and Adult Education), our country is also at the top of this European ranking.

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