Mid-term evaluation of the Erasmus+ Programme

How has Erasmus+ proven to be such a success? And what have we learnt to improve on? 

Based on over a million responses to this type of questions, brought together as the most comprehensive and recent source of evidence, here are the highlights from the Mid-term evaluation:

- "Erasmus+, the EU's flagship programme for education, training, youth and sport (2014-2020), has proved to be highly beneficial to the participants, not only in terms of supporting the transition to employment but also by creating a feeling of being an EU citizen."


- "Erasmus+ will boost the learning mobility of 4 million learners, teachers and trainers by 2020 and internationalise the work of education, training, youth and sport organisations, within and beyond the EU."


- "Evidence shows that Erasmus+ is more coherent, relevant and partly more efficient and simpler than its predecessors."


- "As regards the future of Erasmus+, the evaluation makes a clear case for a stronger investment in education and training with a new emphasis on the younger generations and the most vulnerable groups."


These are some headlines of the report of the European Commission on the mid-term evaluation of the Erasmus+ programme. If you want to find out more, including recommendations, follow the links below.

Report of the Commission:  as adopted on 31 January 2018, is available below and is accompanied by a detailed staff working document (evidence-basis in English only):

This evaluation builds particularly on:

  • Programme Country Reports on the implementation and the impact of Erasmus+:


Belgique Bulgaria Czech Republic Denmark
Deutschland Estonia Ireland Greece
Spain France Croatia Italy
Cyprus Latvia Lithuania Luxemburg
Hungary Malta Netherland Österreich
Poland Portugal: Romania Slovenia
Slovak Republic Finland Sweden United Kingdom
Switzerland Iceland Liechtenstein Republic of Macedonia
Norway Turkey    



For the detailed results of the Open Public Consultation, please visit the dedicated webpage



European Commission
Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport
Unit B.4 –Erasmus+ Coordination
Email: EAC-UNITE-B4@ec.europa.eu  

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