Erasmus+ is the European Union's (EU) funding programme for education and training, youth and sport. The overall programme objectives are to:
- Boost skills and employability
- Modernise education, training and youth work
- Improve opportunities for young people
Erasmus+ at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
The University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Unimore) is part of the Erasmus+ Programme and in 2014 was awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). The ECHE provides the general framework for European and international cooperation within wich a higher education institution like Unimore may operate. The European Policy Statement (EPS) is central to the application of the Erasmus University Charter. It describes the current situation of Unimore’s international co-operation in the context of current national, international and European developments.
Every year Unimore supports over 700 Erasmus+ students and in particular over 200 students coming from partner institutions and over 500 Unimore students participating in the Erasmus+ Programme abroad.