ERASMUS Program provides the signing of bilateral agreements between our university and other European universities, agreements that allow for student mobility. During the mobility, the students have the same rights as the students of the host institution, meaning they can attend classes, can behoused in campus housing, have access to libraries or any other services and facilities. The subjects studied during the studying traineeship are recognized by the university of origin, so that the students are not required to take makeup exams, upon returning from the traineeship.

Aside from the study mobility, the LLP program also offers students the possibility to undergo a funded practical traineeship (industrialplacement), in a company (or another organization) in Europe. The traineeship duration is between 3 and 12 months. There is also the possibility to combine a study period with a practical traineeship period, meaning it is possible to attend classes at the partner university and then, it is possible to have practical placement in a company in the same area.

WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES?

Specific objectives

·        to support the creation of an European space forhigher education;

·        to consolidate the contribution of the higher education and of advanced professional education to the innovation process.

Operational objectives

·        to improve the quality and to increase the volume of the multilateral cooperation among higher education institutions in Europe;

·        to increase the degree of transparency and compatibility among the diplomas obtained in the higher education and advanced professional training institutions in Europe;

·        to improve the quality and to increase the amount of cooperation among higher education institutions and companies;

·        to facilitate the development of innovative practices for education and training at a tertiary level and their transfer,including from one participating country to others;

·        to support the development of contents, services, educational methods and innovative practices based on communication and information technology (CIT) in lifelong learning.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

·        students that attend all forms of education andtraining at tertiary level;

·        higher education institutions, according to the specifications of member states of the EU and of the other participating countries;

·        professors, trainers and other types ofpersonnel from these institutions;

·        associations and representatives of the entities involved in higher education, including student associations, university associations and professors/trainers associations;

·        companies, social partners and other representatives from the active life;

·        public and private organizations, including non-profit organizations and NGOs, with responsibilities in the area of organizing and ensuring education and training at a local, regional and national level;

·        research centers and other bodies interested in lifelong learning;

·        other bodies that offer orientation, counseling and information services.

SPECIFIC ELIGIBILITY RULES:

·        in order to be eligible for this program, higher education institutions must hold an Erasmus University Charter (EUC). However,the Erasmus program is open to a large spectrum of actors (companies, social partners, research centers), according to the provisions of art. 20 of the Decision of the European Parliament and Council concerning the establishment of the Lifelong Learning Program (LLP);

·        concerning the placement of Erasmus students, higher education institutions must hold an extended Erasmus University Charter (for details, please consult the specific information concerning EUC), and the consortiums must hold an Erasmus Consortium Placement Certificate;

·        during their studies, a person can be awarded a maximum of three Erasmus grants: one study grant, one placement grant and one grant for attending an Erasmus Mundus master course;

·        in order to achieve the mobility, the country of origin or the host country must be a member state of the EU;

·        at least one of the organizations participatingin a consortium must belong to a member state of the EU.

WHAT TYPES OF ACTIVITIES?

 Individual mobility,which may include:

·        student mobility for the purpose of attending courses in a higher education institution from another participating country (‘Erasmus Students’ – SMS);

·        student mobility for the purpose of undergoing a practical placement in companies, training centers, research centers or other organizations in another participating country (‘Erasmus Students’ – SMP);

·        teaching personnel mobility from higher education institutions or the mobility of invited personnel from companies for the purpose of carrying out teaching activities (STA);

·        teaching personnel mobility or the mobility of other types of personnel from higher education institutions for the purpose of undergoing training in another participating country (STT);

·        intensive Erasmus foreign languages courses organized for the students arriving in participating countries where the spoken anguages are of a more restricted circulation or are less taught as courses(EILC);

·        multilaterally organized Intensive Erasmus programs (IP).

Multilateral projects focused, among other things, on innovation, experimentation and the exchange of best practices in the areas mentioned in the specific and operational objectives. The projects must aim at the elaboration and implementation of study programs; elaboration of strategies for the modernization of a specific aspect of higher education; promotion of the cooperation between higher education and companies or approaching certain key problems concerning virtual campuses.

Networks ('ErasmusNetworks') which encompass higher education institutions and other organizations, and which represent either a particular discipline, or an interdisciplinary area, for the purpose of elaborating new concepts and learning competencies ('Academic Networks') or of approaching a structural or managerial aspect of higher education, in order to promote the innovating solutions and approaches ('Structural Networks').

Initiatives which, although they are not eligible within the framework of the other actions of the Erasmus program, will have a clear contribution to the attainment of the Erasmus program objectives (accompanying measures).

Preparatory visits, which serve the establishment of the necessary contacts with future partners, for the purpose of a better collaboration.

WHAT ARE THE ERASMUS ACTIONS?

 Preliminary conditions

·        ERASMUS University Charter,

·        ERASMUS Consortium Placement Certificate.