Initiated on 1 January 2014, Erasmus+ is a new “program for education, training, youth and sport” of the EU, which brings seven existing programs into a single coherent framework. The seven-year program has a budget of 14.7 billion euros and will provide opportunities for more than four million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.
Among other things, Erasmus+ provides teaching opportunities for the teaching staff of higher education institutions as well as training opportunities at European partner institutions for teaching and non-teaching university staff. These activities can last from two days to two months, and in some cases up to a year.
As part of the Erasmus+ program, professors of Hochschule Offenburg can stay and teach at partner universities participating in the Erasmus+ program. Further aims of such visits should be the strengthening and expansion of relations between individual departments and can also be the development of new teaching materials.Stays at partner universities for teaching purposes may also be supported through a number of DAAD programs.
(In both cases, certain rules and conditions apply.)
Also as part of the Erasmus+ program, staff members of Hochschule Offenburg have the opportunity to stay at a partner university participating in the Erasmus+ program for further training or job shadowing. (Again, certain rules and conditions apply.)