Information About the Programme
The Academy of Hotel Management and Catering Industry in Poznan offers students the opportunity to do part of their studies and vocational training at a foreign university as part of the Erasmus+ programme. The Academy also carries out projects for the exchange of academic staff and employees with schools in the European Union.
WSHiG has received the University Erasmus Card within the new programme Erasmus+ 2021-2027, which entitles the Academy to international student and academic staff exchange financed by the European Union.
What is Erasmus+?
The Erasmus programme was established in 1987 with the aim of promoting and facilitating students' exchange between the universities of the European Community countries. It now operates under the name Erasmus+ and its overall aim is to raise the level of education and strengthen its European dimension in education by developing international cooperation between institutions across Europe. The project has a budget of €14.7 billion until 2020 and has enabled more than 4 million Europeans to study, receive training and gain experience abroad.
The budget announced for the period 2021-2027 is over €26 billion.
The Erasmus+ programme has enabled:
- 4 million people to benefit from the programme
- 2 million students to benefit from the programme
- 800 000 lecturers, teachers, trainers, education staff and youth workers will participate in staff mobility projects;
- 25,000 strategic partnerships will link 125,000 schools, VET [ Vocational Education and Training], higher education and adult learning providers, youth organisations and businesses
- 150 sector Skills Alliances will be established by 2 000 VET providers and enterprises
- 150 Knowledge Alliances will be established by 1.500 higher education institutions and enterprises
The 34 participating countries include:
- 27 European Union member states
- others, not belonging to the EU: Republic of North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, Serbia, United Kingdom
Management of the Programme:
Responsibility for the implementation of the Erasmus+ programme lies with the European Commission, which manages the budget on an ongoing basis and defines the priorities, objectives and criteria of the programme. It also directs and monitors the overall implementation of the programme, project follow-up activities and programme evaluation at European level. It also has the overall responsibility for supervising and coordinating the activities of the structures responsible for the implementation of the programme at national level.
The European Commission delegates the budget implementation of the Erasmus+ programme to National Agencies. They are in charge of the promotion and implementation of the programme at national level and act as the link between the European Commission and participating organisations at national, regional or local level. The tasks of the National Agencies are to:
- providing relevant information about the Erasmus+ programme
- carrying out a transparent and fair selection of project applications
- monitoring and evaluating national implementation of the programme
- providing support to applicants and participating organisations throughout the whole project cycle
- liaising effectively with the network of all National Agencies and with the European Commission
- promote actions aiming at disseminating and exploiting programme results at local and national level.
The addresses of all National Agencies are available on the European Commission website.
The National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme in Poland is the Foundation for the Development of the Education System in Warsaw. All information about the general rules of the programme can also be found on the National Agency website: www.erasmus.org.pl.
The WSHiG Participation in the Erasmus+ Programme
In the current academic year, as every year, WSHiG is carrying out the following activities within the Erasmus Programme:
- students on placement (SMP)
- student mobility for studies (SMS)
- Staff mobility (STA)
- Staff mobility for administration (STT)
Details of the individual mobilities can be found in the individual tabs.
Note: The Academy is also continuing the activities started with the agreement for the academic year 2019/2020, which have been extended by 12 months in order to use all the received funds for their intended purpose, which was hindered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the same time, WSHiG signed a separate agreement for the 2020/2021 academic year (KA103-2020). The funds received according to this agreement will be used by the Academy to subsidise trips abroad after the funds from the previous agreement are exhausted. The settlement period of the KA103-2020 agreement has also been extended by 12 months.
Announcement on the new edition of the Erasmus+ programme
December 11, 2020 The European Commission has adopted a political agreement between the European Parliament and EU Member States on the new Erasmus+ programme (2021-2027).
With a separate budget of over €26 billion, the new Erasmus+ programme will not only be more inclusive and innovative, but also more digital and greener.
The full announcement can be found on the European Commission website.
We are happy to announce that WSHiG has received approval from Brussels to participate in the new phase of the Programme.
Erasmus Programme Coordinator at WSHiG:
phone (+48) 61 - 87 11 557
room number 206A
Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM