Erasmus+ is an EU’s programme that aims to promote the sustainable development of higher education. The new programme period is set from 2021 until 2027. ECHE for participation in the new Erasmus+ programme period was conferred to the LMTA in 2020.
For higher education institutions, the LMTA among them, the programme supports collaboration opportunities with partner institutions and exchanges of individuals – students, teachers and other staff members – throughout Europe (cooperation between programme countries) and beyond Europe (cooperation between programme and partner countries, Erasmus+ KA107) as well as various networking opportunities for institutions – strategic partnership, capacity building and other project-based activities.
The Academy develops cooperation and networking with EU programme support since a. y. 1999/2000. Partnership has been developed over the years and the most recent list of partnerships includes about over 170 higher education institutions (HEI) across Europe in programme countries and with HEIs in Georgia, Israel, Ukraine and Senegal in partner countries.
Prioritized Erasmus+ activity is student and staff mobility which enhances performance of individuals and intercultural awareness and brings an added value to the Academy. Erasmus students for study or training are accepted at each of the three LMTA study cycles. Students are also welcome to short (intensive) courses, virtual or blended modules.
The staff benefit from the Erasmus programme by taking a teaching visit at one of the numerous partner institutions or training visit (teaching and other staff) at one of the institutions registered in Europe, by participating in strategic partnership or capacity building projects and by taking a virtual or blended teaching mobility. Staff mobility enhances the internationalization of the studies (including mobility at home) and is aimed at the development of teaching and learning.
LMTA applies Erasmus quality principles and standards:
- Inclusion and diversity;
- Digital learning including virtual cooperation, virtual mobility and blended mobility;
- Active participation in “Erasmus” networks.