Erasmus + is a European Union program that supports the educational exchange

Erasmus + is the European Union’s program in the field of education, training, youth and sport. With the new financial perspective (2021-2027), the scope of Erasmus+ has been expanded, which has consequently become more innovative and inclusive, as well as more digital. It will also be of key importance for the creation of the European Education Area planned by 2025, thanks to which the European Union intends, inter alia, to ensure that all young people have access to education and training of the highest quality, enable learners to move easily between education systems in different countries and give them the opportunity to find work across Europe.

SGH Warsaw School of Economics has been awarded the 2021-2027 ECHE (European Charter for Higher Education) entitling it to apply for grants under all actions offered by the Erasmus+ program, that is:

  • learning mobility of students and staff (Action 1),
  • cooperation between organizations and institutions (Action 2) and
  • central actions. 

Erasmus+ 2021 – 2027 at SGH


Erasmus+ 2021 – 2027 for higher education: actions

Action 1: Mobility projects for Higher education students and staff

This action supports the physical and blended mobility of university students in all fields of study and study cycles (first, second and third-cycle studies and long-cycle studies). Students can study abroad at a partner university or do an internship in a company, research institute, laboratory, organization or other institution offering an internship. Students may combine the period of study abroad with an internship.

University faculty and non-faculty staff may participate in activities carried out abroad related to their professional development. These may be trips to conduct classes with students of a foreign university or trips to participate in training. The aim of the training must be to improve the competencies of the employee appropriate to his scope of duties at the sending institution. Polish universities may invite specialists from enterprises to conduct classes with their students.

Blended Intensive Programs are conducted in the so-called mixed formula (combining virtual part and physical mobility), which enable universities to offer their students interactive classes carried out in an international group.

Action 2: Cooperation Partnerships in the field of Higher Education for innovation and exchange of good practices

“Cooperation partnerships” in the Higher Education sector are international projects aimed at developing, transferring and implementing innovative practices and implementing joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer-learning and exchange of experiences at the European level. The effect of this type of project should be primarily the modernization of the educational offer of the university, its better adaptation to the needs of society and the economy, and improvement of the quality of education. Results should be reusable, transferable, scalable and, if possible, have a strong interdisciplinary dimension.

Various types of organizations (universities and other institutions, organizations, enterprises) from Program Countries, and - if it is particularly justified - from partner countries from other parts of the world can participate in the project.

Only an organization from a Program Country can be an applicant. The applying institution is also the project coordinator. The minimum composition of a project consortium is three institutions from three different Program Countries. Participating HEIs from Program Countries must have an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). Cooperation partnerships in the higher education sector can last from 1 to 3 years (12 to 36 months).

Central actions

Erasmus+ Actions in the Higher Education Sector are managed by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels. Support for the implementation of projects in the higher education sector may also be obtained through competitions organized by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency for the following activities:

  1. Erasmus Mundus activities - under the measure it is possible to implement two independent types of projects:
    • Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters
    • Actions for the development of Erasmus Mundus joint studies
  2. Innovation Alliances - Increase Europe’s innovation capacity through cooperation and knowledge exchange between the higher education, vocational education and training and socio-economic (including research) sectors through the following activities:
    • Education and Enterprise Alliances
    • Sectoral cooperation alliances
  3. Jean Monnet Actions in the Higher Education Sector - The Action supports studies and research relating to the European Union and European integration, promoting European active citizenship and European values, and taking into account the role of the EU in a globalized world by disseminating knowledge about the Union. As part of the campaign, the following activities can be carried out:
    • Jean Monnet Modules
    • Jean Monnet Chairs
    • Jean Monnet Centers of Excellence
Erasmus+ 2014 – 2020 at SGH
PO WER 2014 – 2020 – “International mobility of students with special needs”

Under the 2014-2020 perspective, SGH - in parallel with Erasmus+ mobility projects with program countries - implements PO WER (Operational Program: Knowledge, Education, Development) projects “International mobility of students with special needs. Edition 3 “.

Project participants are:

  • students whose disability has been confirmed by a certificate within the meaning of the provisions of the Act on Vocational and Social Rehabilitation and Employment of Disabled Persons.
  • students who have the decision to grant a social scholarship in accordance with the principles resulting from the provisions of the law on higher education.

Students may go abroad to study or for internships at the host university or institution.

Budger of the PO WER projects implemented at SGH Warsaw School of Economics within 2014-2020 perspective:

  • 2014: 161 043,- PLN
  • 2015: 224 857,- PLN
  • 2016: 120 904,- PLN
  • 2017: 238 732,- PLN
  • 2018: 261 994,- PLN
  • 2019: 317 992,- PLN
  • 2020: 359 933,- PLN
Logotypy Programu Operacyjnego Wiedza, Edukacja, Rozwój (PO WER)

International Centre:
Małgorzata Chromy – Institutional Coordinator of mobility projects (Action 1)

Projects implemented under the remaining actions and Jean Monnet are handled by the Project Support Office

Co-funded by EU