About the Eramus programme

erasmus program

The Erasmus+ programme is focused on strengthening the knowledge, skills and employability of European citizens, as well as to advance education, training and activities related to youth and sport. It was named after Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466 – 1536), the well-known humanist, philosopher, writer, teacher and theologian, who was active in France, Belgium and Great Britain.

Erasmus+ was conceived with the objective of contributing to the development of Europe as an advanced knowledge society. In achieving this objective, the Erasmus programme encourages:

 

  • Strengthening higher education in Europe;

  • Increasing student and staff mobility;

  • Increasing the possibilities for the development and transfer of innovations in higher education;

  • Strengthening cooperation between higher education institutions in Europe;

  • Strengthening cooperation between the commercial and education sectors and

  • Increasing the compatibility of qualifications in higher education institutions

The academic mobility that is encouraged by means of Erasmus provides individuals the possibility of experiencing studying, working and living in a different academic, cultural and social environment. As a result, individuals who are mobile increase their chances of finding employment and their competitiveness on the labour market.

Mobility, as part of the Erasmus+ programme, takes place exclusively on the basis of inter-institutional agreements between higher education institutions, which must have been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, and consists of the following:

  • Student mobility for studies;

  • Student mobility for traineeships;

  • Staff mobility for teaching and

  • Staff mobility for training.

 

ERASMUS ON THE EDWARD BERNAYS COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT

In December 2014, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), a part of the European Commission in Brussels, awarded the Edward Bernays College of Communication Management the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE - 270315-EPP-1-2015-1-HR-EPPKA3-ECHE; ERASMUS ID: HR ZAGREB23). The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), a precondition for participating in Erasmus activities, opens up new possibilities for strengthening cooperation between higher education institutions in Europe and the world.

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COUNTRIES IN WHICH IS POSSIBLE TO IMPLEMENT MOBILITY

As part of the Erasmus mobility can be implemented in the EU member states such as: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom and in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Macedonia and Turkey.

 

GRANT WITHIN ERASMUS + KA1 ACTIVITY

Financial support for students is determined in accordance with the planned activities and the country of destination for mobility, according to the following table:

   

Financial support for studies
(EUR*/month)

Financial support for traineeships

(EUR*/month)

GROUP 1

Programme Countries with high cost of living

Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom

460

560

GROUP 2

Programme Countries with medium-high cost of living

Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic,Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey

410

510

GROUP 3

Programme Countries with low cost of living

Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Macedonia

360

460

*Financial support is paid to students in HRK, the rate established by the Agency for Mobility and EU Zagreb.

 

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT

a) Students with lower socioeconomic status

Additional financial support in amount of € 200.00 per month is given to students with lower socioeconomic status who go on mobility only for studies.

To be entitled to additional financial support in this category, students should complete a separate application and submit documents proving weaker socioeconomic status.

Low socioeconomic status is granted to students whose regular monthly income per household member does not exceed 65% of the budget base or students whose regular monthly income per household member is not higher than HRK 2,161.90.

Status is proved in accordance with the documentation of the Ordinance on conditions and manner of exercising the right to state scholarship, as follows:

  • Regular monthly income per household member are not allowed to exceed 65% of the budget base for 2014. As evidence confirmation of the tax office for all members of the joint household for the calendar year 2014 is submitted. For students whose members of common household are retired, proof of the certificate by the competent institution for pension insurance on the amount of pension paid for the calendar year 2014 is also submitted.

  • Declaration of common household members (the same household means a family or other community of persons who live at the same address of residence and pay for the costs of living regardless of relationship). Declaration of the members of the joint household does not need to be certified by a notary public.

b) Students with disabilities

Students with disabilities are entitled to increased amount of monthly financial support for possible increased costs for the realization of the mobility period.

Students with disabilities may request increased the amount of financial support for the realization of all kinds of activities. For example for the realization of the study visit, practical training or a combination of studying and practice.

With the application form for additional financial support, students with disabilities are required to submit a certificate to Bernays, authorized by the institution on the degree of disability. The final decision about the increased amount of financial support for individual students with disabilities bwill be given bythe Agency for Mobility and EU programs, after try outs, and before leaving for exchange.

 

DOUBLE FUNDING

Students cant get financial support from Erasmus+ if their stay abroad will be financed by additional funds coming from the European Union. Under the dual financing, national scholarships that are normally awarded to students to study at a higher education institution are not considered.

 

LENGTH OF STAY ABROAD - DURATION OF MOBILITY

Students can get financial support to go to the mobility of a total duration of 12 months for each level of study (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate level), regardless of the number and the type of activity (study visit or professional practice). Previous participation in the Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus) also ranks as of the maximum 12 months of mobility at every level of study.

Students enrolled in the integrated study programs can achieve mobility with a total duration of 24 months.

  • The minimum period for mobility study period is 3 months.

  • The minimum period of mobility for professional practice is 2 months.

  • The minimum period for combined mobility study period and an internship is 3 months.

One month mobility refers to a calendar month (30 days).

Started activity must take place in continuity, interruption is not allowed, unless there are no justifiable reasons.

 

STUDENT STATUS DURING THE MOBILITY PERIOD

Bernays' students retain their student status in the Republic of Croatia and remain enrolled at their home component for the duration of mobility. Students are required to enroll in the next academic year 2015/2016.

Students who go on mobility for traineeship can complete their studies (graduate) after participation in the present competition and the right to financial support, but such mobility must be implemented within one (1) year from the end of the study.

At the time of the start of the mobility for studies abroad, students must be enrolled in the second year of undergraduate studies at Bernays at least.

Mobility for the purposes of traineeship can be implemented and in the status of students in the first year of undergraduate study.

 

PARTICIPATION IN THE COSTS OF STUDY

Erasmus students are not charged tuition fees at foreign institutions and they have the same rights as full-time students in the host institution. Students are required to continue paying tuition on Bernays for a period of residence abroad.

 

STATUS OF STUDENTS ERASMUS+ WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY PARTICIPATED IN THE LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME

Students' participation in the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) and the Erasmus program in the academic year 2014/2015 will be taken into consideration only if students had demanded for a scholarship within the same level of study in Erasmus+. For example, if a student at the graduate level studies has already participated in an Erasmus+ exchange program under the LLP for a period of six months, at the graduate level can take advantage of financial support for mobility within Erasmus+ no longer than six months. However, if the same student enrolled postgraduate studies, he or she may request support for the Eerasmus+ study to a maximum of 12 months as the mobility organized on a different level of study. Other types of previous experience of mobility, such as participation in a training program Leonardo da Vinci Program for Lifelong Learning or volunteering in the European Voluntary Service within the Youth in Action program, will not be taken into account when calculating the longest period of 12 months at every stage study, for study or traineeships in the Erasmus+.