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How Erasmus+ improves students’ quality of life and career prospects

Erasmus+ makes students more successful in their personal and professional lives and helps universities become more innovative. The Erasmus+ programme is proving to be a turning point in the lives of five million European students, according to two new independent studies released by the European Commission.

Promising results

Results show that the EU programme helps young Europeans better prepare for the new digital era and allows them to thrive in their future careers. Erasmus+ also boosts the innovation capacity of universities, their international engagement and their ability to meet the needs of the labour market. The large-scale studies measure and analyse the programme’s impact using feedback from nearly 77,000 students and staff and over 500 organisations.

The key findings of the studies:

About Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is an EU programme that supports education, training, youth and sports. It offers people of all ages the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience or share these with organisations and institutions in different countries. Between 2014 and 2018, more than two million students and staff in higher education undertook a learning, training or teaching period abroad as part of the Erasmus+ programme.

Sources: European Commission, Erasmus+

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