LA MOVILIDAD INTERNACIONAL DE LOS ESTUDIANTES UNIVERSITARIOS. ERASMUS Y ERASMUS PLUS
Author: Sofía Corradi
Prologue by Silvia Costa
Date of publication: 2018
Editorial: European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation
Erasmus (officially known since 2014 as «Erasmus Plus») is a large-scale programme created in 1987 by the European Union. Until 2017, thanks to the Erasmus programme, five million students have been able to carry out exchanges during one or two semesters of study abroad in four thousand European higher education institutions, with full recognition of credits obtained abroad as a necessary part of obtaining the diploma in their home institutions. The Erasmus Plus programme also provides for the possibility of granting a certain degree of mobility to teachers, professionals, employers and workers. This will be possible thanks to the fact that in the period 2014-2020 the European Union increased by 45% the budget of the programme, which currently has a total of 15 thousand million euros, approximately the equivalent of almost 16 thousand million US dollars. It also aims to extend the programme to non-EU countries. This book reveals some of the secrets of how Erasmus came about even before it was Erasmus, and gives us clues for the programme to continue to expand in the future. One of the dreams that Sofia Corradi, Mamma Erasmus, confessed to us is that she would like the Programme to become a reality in Ibero-America as well.