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The Erasmus+ Programme 2014-2020

The general goal for the Erasmus+ Programme is to promote international cooperation within education, youth and sports. Three kinds of activities are in focus:

  • Mobility (exchange of teachers, administrators and students)
  • Project cooperation (strategic partnerships and development projects)
  • Support for policy change (methods and tools for strategic development in a European policy level)

LiU has been awarded an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), for the period 2014-2020, which is a prerequisite for participation in, among other things, Erasmus. To find out more about the strategies, goals and actions within LiU's Erasmus participation, please read our Erasmus Policy Statement.


Teachers and administrators can apply for travel grants when they want to visit universities, companies or organisations in Europe. For more information please see Erasmus for teachers and administrators >>

If you would like to offer your students Joint Master Degrees together with partner universities, please note that you can apply for funding from Erasmus+. For information, please see the pages about funding for Joint Master Degrees.

Project cooperation

Universities can apply for funding for strategic cooperation projects. The funding makes it possible to cooperate within education quality issues with organisations in other European countries. The projects should e.g. lead to new solutions and methods, best practice and promotion of important skills and qualifications. For more information please see the European Commission Erasmus+ pages.

Those who already have a well functioning strategic partnership and who are particularly interested in collaboration with the business sector can proceed and apply for funding for partnership in an so called Knowledge Alliance. See information about Knowledge Alliances from the European Commission.

Capacity-building projects, formerly known as Tempus, is a form of financing for higher education institutions that want either to develop new courses, training programs and curricula together with universities in other eligible partner countries or to improve their administrative systems and procedures in order to contribute to the modernization of higher education and democratic development in the partner countries. Project applications can be submitted in cooperation with partners in approximately 150 countries worldwide. Read more on EACEA's webpage on Capacity-building projects in the field of higher education.


The Erasmus Institutional Coordinator at LiU is Ulrika Åstrand, International Office. There is also a coordinator for internationalisation at each Dean's Office.

Good to know for project applications

Are you going to apply for projects within the framework of Erasmus+? Here are some basic facts about LiU. The university has:

  • Erasmus code/ID: S LINKOPI01
  • PIC number: 999852236
  • Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE): 29359-EPP-1-2014-1-SE-EPPKA3-ECHE

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Page manager: international.office@liu.se
Last updated: 2020-02-05