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EU seeks feedback on monitoring of Erasmus+


Commission plans new indicators to measure results and impact of academic mobility programme

The European Commission is seeking feedback on plans to update the way it monitors the EU’s Erasmus+ programme for funding academic mobility.

In an accompanying document, the Commission said current indicators for evaluating Erasmus+ are “not sufficient”.

It launched a consultation on 11 July on a proposal to add 12 new indicators to its framework for measuring the scheme’s outputs, results and impact.

The Commission said it wants to look at whether Erasmus+ is achieving its “ambitious goals” of increasing “its reach; benefiting people from diverse cultural, social and economic backgrounds; and equipping them with the skills needed for today’s society”.

The new indicators include the share of Erasmus+ participants who consider that they have reached a better understanding of inclusion and diversity, as well as the number who feel they learnt about environmental, climate and sustainability issues.

Another new indicator is the number of participants who feel they have learnt more about Europe, the EU and European values.

The Commission said feedback will be taken into account when finalising its plans to update the way it monitors Erasmus+. The deadline to provide feedback is 8 August.