MADRID, June 27 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Spanish Service for the Internationalization of Education (SEPIE), a body attached to the Ministry of Universities that acts as the national agency for the European Union’s Erasmus+ program, has published the resolution containing the indicative lists of selected applications, for which a total of 3,112 Erasmus+ Mobility projects that awarded 114,278 mobilities, with an economic endowment of just over 214.14 million euros
In the current call for proposals Erasmus + 2022, as reported by the Ministry of Universities, Spain is among the first places in the requests for mobility projects for people for learning reasons, with a total of 3,519 received from education and training organizations in Spain (702 more than 2021) who are committed to the internationalization of education.
Spain in particular is a leader in accepting applications for accredited mobility projects for students and VET staff (KA121-VET); second country after Turkey in receiving applications in the field of school education; and the third country with the highest number of adult education applications.
Although the program has faced various challenges recently, Erasmus+ has proven its resilience and continues to offer opportunities and life experiences to more and more people, accompanying them on their journey of personal and professional enrichment, especially in this year 2022 and in the context of the European Year of Youth, as it commemorates the 35th anniversary of a program created in 1987 and attended by around 3,000 university students (including 95 Spaniards).
Since then, more than 12 million Europeans have grown up with the true meaning of European identity thanks to Erasmus+, including more than a million Spaniards. Currently, Erasmus+ has already crossed the borders of Europe and is open to everyone.
Thanks to the funded projects, the teachers and students from all these sectors and levels of education of the Spanish education and training organizations will take part in mobilities to other European countries and to third countries not linked to the Rest of the World program.
In higher education, more than 137.13 million euros have been awarded (34.41 million euros more than in the previous call, an increase of 33.5% compared to 2021), of which 38 million euros correspond to the co-funding of the Ministry for Universities of the Spanish Government for 2022, they will be used to fund student and university staff mobility projects with internal policy funds (KA131) traveling to another European country for studies in other universities or internships in companies, in addition to staff mobility both teaching and Administration.
Through these mobility projects, institutions can also fund mobilities to third countries not associated with the Rest of the World program (limited to 20% of the total amount of the grant).
Of the 986 applications for funding received, 984 projects were ultimately funded, 98 from universities, 109 from higher arts institutions, 31 from higher education mobility consortia and 743 from higher vocational training centres.
A total of 53,824 mobilities were awarded, an increase of 32.52% compared to 2021, namely 45,523 mobilities for students and 8,301 for employees. The most popular destinations for Spanish students are Italy (21.3%), the United Kingdom (10.2%), France (9.8%), Poland (9.3%) and Germany (8.6%).
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND SCHOOL EDUCATION
More than 38.81 million euros will be dedicated to VET (9.7 million euros more than in the previous call, an increase of 61.3% compared to 2021), of which 33.7 million euros for accredited mobility projects and 5, 1 million euros for short-term mobility projects to finance the mobility of students and staff of the centers of basic training, middle vocational training and professional qualifications and organizations of professional development who travel to another European country for internships in companies other than apprenticeship or training .
In addition, and as in the previous call, in the case of accredited mobility projects, organizations can also fund mobilities to third countries not associated with the Rest of the World program (limited to 20% of the total grant amount).
The Erasmus+ 2022 call for school education received a record number of project applications of 1,510, out of which 1,337 projects were selected by educational centers and other organizations for the mobility of students and school education staff: 846 accredited projects and 491 short-term projects. The approved funding amounts to just over 34.8 million euros (16.38 million euros more than in the previous call, an increase of 47.1% compared to 2021), of which around 25 million euros go to accredited mobility projects and just over 9.5 million euros for non-accredited short-term mobility projects.
Thanks to Erasmus+, a total of 41,879 school education mobilities will be developed under this call. Of all, 5,298 are for participants with few opportunities, reflecting the essentially inclusive nature of the program.
With regard to adult education, 140 applications for Erasmus+ projects were received in the 2022 call, from which a total of 120 projects were selected to be funded with 3.4 million euros.
Thanks to these projects, students and professionals in this sector will carry out 2,120 mobilities, of which almost 1,000 will be teachers, who will mainly carry out training or teaching activities in other countries, and the rest of the students who will take part in the mobility group or individual within the framework of these mobility projects.
In addition, the educational institutions of the sector will welcome around 50 invited experts from the sector of other countries of the program for the different improvement processes developed. In addition, several dozen foreign teachers will participate in practice in Spanish educational institutions in the sector to complete their academic training process.