About Erasmus+

The European Union’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.

About the ERASMUS+ Programme

Erasmus+ is the European Union’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. The programme offers people of all ages the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience at home and abroad. The 2021-2027 Erasmus+ programme places a strong focus on social inclusion, green and digital transitions, and promoting young people’s participation in democratic life. Amongst other priorities, Erasmus+ offers exchange and funding opportunities to students and staff in higher education. In the Netherlands, the Erasmus+ programme is managed by the Dutch Erasmus+ National Agency. At the University of Twente, the Institutional Erasmus+ Coordinator oversees the coordination of the Erasmus+ programme.

Erasmus+ key actions

The Erasmus+ programme offers a wide range of opportunities not just for students, but also for staff. The 2021-2027 programme supports activities across the programme's Key Actions, including providing funding for approved Erasmus+ projects. The Key Actions are commonly referred to as KA1, KA2, etc. You can read about them below.

Erasmus+ projects

UT is involved in a number of Erasmus+ projects. The below projects fall within Erasmus+ Key Action 1 (KA1).

Related topics

There are a number of other topics within the European Higher Education Area that have connections with the Erasmus+ programme. You can find more information about them below.

  • The Bologna Process

    The Bologna Process seeks to bring more coherence to higher education systems across Europe. It established the European Higher Education Area to facilitate student and staff mobility, to make higher education more inclusive and accessible, and to make higher education in Europe more attractive and competitive worldwide.

    The following tools assist with the coherence of educational systems across Europe:

    For further information about the Bologna Process in the Netherlands, visit the Bologna Expert group webpage at Nuffic.

  • Horizon Europe

    Whereas Erasmus+ focusses much of its activities on education, the European Commission’s framework ‘’Horizon Europe’’ funds research and innovation in Europe. The programme facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. For more information, visit Horizon Europe or contact the UT Grants Office.

  • Erasmus Without Paper

    Erasmus Without Paper (EWP) is a digital solution for higher education institutions to connect their Erasmus+ mobility management systems so they can manage their mobility students online. For further information, visit Erasmus Without Paper


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The contents of this publication are the responsibility of the University of Twente and do not necessarily reflect the view of the European Commission. The European Commission will not be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained in this publication. The information is correct at the time of writing. In the case of any discrepancy between this publication and official Erasmus+ publications, the Erasmus+ publications apply.