ERASMUS? LET’S GO!
The coronavirus pandemic has stopped Erasmus student exchange programs. However, the program is still ongoing and we even have a few thousand students who came here for a semester or two at the University of Wrocław. What is next? The further the better! The results of the competition for universities, with an award of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) for 2021-2027, have just been announced. The University of Wrocław is on board!
The application prepared by the International Office of the University of Wrocław was approved by the European Commission and we are among the Polish universities that received the ECHE Charter. The Charter entitles us to apply for funds for activities that can be carried out by the University in Erasmus+ program, such as scholarship trips for students and employees, as well as participation in educational projects. Thanks to the ECHE Charter, the University of Wrocław will be able to continue activities within the Erasmus program. The program has undoubtedly been a great support for implementing the internationaliazation policy of our University for many years.
THREE KEY ACTIONS IN THE 2021-2027 PROGRAM:
- Mobility of students and employees
- Cooperation in favor of innovations and exchanging good practices (cooperation projects)
- Support for policy development and cooperation
NEW ELEMENTS OF THE NEW ERASMUS
- Undertaking activities that provide the use and promotion of Erasmus Without Paper digital mobility management tools
- Greater use of mixed mobility
- Promoting environment-friendly practices in all program practices
- Using former participants, students and employees (local ambassadors) to promote participation in the program
ERASMUS CHARTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION – OBLIGATIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WROCŁAW IN TERMS OF MOBILITY:
The University of Wrocław undertakes:
- to fully respect the principles of non-discrimination
- that students will pass all positively assessed courses that they attended while studying abroad
- not to charge from incoming students any tuition fees, registration fees, fees for examinations, use of laboratories or libraries.
- to provide full and equal access for all participants, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds
- to have the procedure of awarding ECTS credit points
- to implement the provisions of the European Student Card Initiative
- to promote the Erasmus+ mobile app among students
- to implement and promote environment-friendly practices within the Erasmus+ program
- to promote civic attitudes among program participants
We hope that in 2021 we will start to go abroad again as part of the ongoing Erasmus project and that we will not lose our position as a national leader when it comes to the number of academic and administrative trips.