The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.
The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities a higher education institution (HEI) may carry out within the Programme.
The award of an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education is a pre-requisite for all HEIs located in a Programme country and willing to participate in any of the three key activities of Erasmus+. For HEIs located in Partner countries, the ECHE is not required, and the quality framework will be established through inter-institutional agreements between HEIs.
A call for proposals for award of ECHE is held on annual basis. The ECHE is awarded for the full remaining duration of the Programme until the end of 2020. This means that HEIs awarded with an ECHE in the calls published in 2013, 2014 and 2015 do not need to apply again.
For more information, see the Call Announcement.
See also the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.