ABOUT THE NEW ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME
The new European Erasmus+ Programme draws on more than 25 years' experience of European programmes in the fields of education, training and youth.
Erasmus+ 2014/2020 results from the integration of the following programmes implemented by the European Commission during the period 2007-2013: the Lifelong Learning Programme; Youth in Action; Erasmus Mundus; Tempus; Alfa; Edulink, and; programmes of cooperation with industrialized countries in the higher education sector.
Erasmus+ aims to improve upon these programmes, promoting synergies and integration throughout the different education, training and youth sectors, removing artificial barriers between the various Actions and project formats, developing new ideas, attracting new players from the world of work and civil society, and stimulating new forms of cooperation.
Erasmus+ aims to become a more effective instrument for addressing real needs in terms of the development of human and social capital in Europe and elsewhere.
Erasmus+ is being launched at a time when almost six million young people in the EU are unemployed, with levels of youth unemployment exceeding 50% in some countries. At the same time, there are over two million job vacancies, and a third of employers report difficulty in recruiting staff with the required qualifications. This demonstrates the existence of significant skills deficits in Europe.
Erasmus+ will address these deficits by providing opportunities for study, training, work experience or volunteering abroad.
In 2014, the EU is making funding of €1.8 billion available for the Erasmus+ Programme. The total budget for the 2014-2020 period amounts to €14.7 billion.
THE GUIDE TO ERASMUS+ ACTIONS
On the European Commission's Erasmus+ website: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/
you can download an Erasmus+ Programme explanatory leaflet: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/documents/erasmus-plus-leaflet_en.pdf
or you can download the complete Guide to the New Erasmus+ Programme in English: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/documents/erasmus-plus-program-guide_en.pdf
THE CASELLA CONSERVATOIRE'S ERASMUS+ MOBILITY PROJECT
The L'Aquila ‘Alfredo Casella’ Conservatoire of Music has participated in the Erasmus mobility programmes of 2007-2013. Today, as a Higher Education Institution (HEI) and holder of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), the Conservatoire participates in the Erasmus+ Programme for transnational student and staff mobility projects (see, in the Guide: KA1 - Key Action 1), and can participate in Strategic Partnerships or Knowledge Alliances (KA2 - Key Action 2): programmes that seek to create synergies between the worlds of education and work.
Here you can find the eForms to make an application for an Erasmus+ mobility to the L'Aquila Conservatoire:
The L'Aquila Conservatoire has partnership agreements with similar higher education institutions with which it collaborates in implementing Erasmus+ mobility Programmes, and is always keen to expand its collaborative network.
Here is a continually updated list of the institutions with which the Conservatoire has entered into mutual exchange agreements:
FOREIGN STUDENTS IN ITALY
More information for those who wish to come to study in Italy can be found here on the website of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research:
Read the procedures for non-EU students carefully!
ERASMUS+ STUDENTS WELCOME IN L'AQUILA
Aquilasmus, energised by the endeavours of many young people, is the local branch of the ESN in L'Aquila. It provides information and assistance to foreign students who come to study in our city and organises recreational activities in the city and the surrounding area: