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Erasmus+ programme functions well in Finland

Ministry of Education and Culture 26.6.2017 13.39 | Published in English on 3.7.2017 at 12.38
Press release

The EU’s Erasmus+ programmes national mid-term evaluation is completed. This is a mid-term evaluation report concerning the implementation of the programme in Finland. The European Commission and the Member States are required to submit such a report halfway through the programme period. The Erasmus+ programme period covers the years 2014–2020.

Erasmus+ has been the most significant programme enhancing internationalisation in the field of education in Finland.

International mobility has become an integral part of Finnish education especially in the higher education sector, but internationalism and mobility are considered strategically important issues in the entire field of education.

Erasmus+ has contributed remarkably to the degree of internationalisation of young people in Finland and improved the quality of youth work in Europe.

The programme has provided opportunities for engaging in international activities also to the most vulnerable young people and promoted their social inclusion.

All in all, the Erasmus+ programme functions well in Finland and the increasing programme budget can be effectively absorbed.

Erasmus+ programme

The European Union's Erasmus+ is a funding scheme to support activities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport.

The objective of the programme is to develop the quality of education and youth work, to improve young people’s level of education, skills, competences and employment opportunities, and to promote active citizenship and social inclusion. In the field of sports, the programme aims to tackle cross-border threats to the integrity of sports and to promote and support good governance and voluntary activities in sport.

More information:
- Counsellor for Cultural Affairs Seija Astala, tel. +358 2953 30066 (youth and sport)
- Senior Advisor Anna Mikander, tel. +358 2953 30213 (education)
- Senior Advisor Kaisu Piiroinen, tel. +358 2953 30359 (education)

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