The Erasmus+ mid-term evaluation will assess the effectiveness of the Erasmus+ actions to achieve the programme’s objectives and evaluate the efficiency of the Programme and its European added value. The report produced will also address the Programme’s internal and external coherence, the continued relevance of its objectives, and the scope for simplification, as well as assess the long-term results and impact of the predecessor programmes (Lifelong Learning, Youth in Action, Erasmus Mundus, ALFA, Tempus, Edulink, Sport preparatory actions).
EURASHE has joined the Lifelong Learning Platform’s Coalition built to advocate towards members of the European Parliament and colleagues from the European Commission. This Coalition wishes to strengthen the voice of European civil society organisations and education representatives and present our needs and recommendations for further implementation of the Erasmus+ programme to decision makers.
In the first round of consultations, many of our concerns have been taken into account by Members of the Parliament in the Parliament Implementation Report. These include, among others, our calls:
- For less bureaucracy
- For more flexibility
- For enhanced involvement of civil society
- For the transparency of data on the quality of the successful projects
- For a clarification of the programme guide
- For the simplification of application procedures
- For an in-depth analysis to reach better balance over- and underfunded parts
- To define the Student Loan guarantee
- To make the programme more inclusive and accessible
- To ensure the lifelong learning dimension of the programme and cross-sectoral projects
- For more funding for KA2 applications
- To improve IT tools
- To set common quality standards
The LLLPlatform’s Erasmus+ Implementation Survey 2016
After the success of the 2014 broad public consultation and the 2015 Erasmus+ implementation survey, the Lifelong Learning Platform launched the 2016 Erasmus+ Implementation Survey on 7 July. For this Erasmus+ survey, the numbers are impressive: 734 responses were received from applicants in 32 countries – all 28 EU Member States and Iceland, Turkey, Norway and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The purpose of this survey was to evaluate how the third round of applications for the Erasmus+ programme was experienced by the beneficiaries. The consultation was closed on 15 of September. 2016 The survey report presents a summary of the respondents’ assessment of the Erasmus+ Programme implementation in 2016.