18 October, 2019

SS05 – Special Session on Erasmus +: revisiting the EU exchange programme


The widely popular Eramus Programme that gave the opportunity to both students and teachers to complete extended stays at other high education institutions belonging to the European Union, turned 30 years in 2017. Since then, European authorities evolved into the Erasmus+ Programme, to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Set to last until 2020 and merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations. It also paves the way for other future ambitious initiatives to the EU’s strategic framework for education and training. This also aims to promote the sustainable development of its partners in the field of higher education and contribute to achieving the objectives of the EU Youth Strategy.

Therefore, this seems a timely moment to discuss both about the lessons learned and progress made by this or similar exchange programmes between different countries in the fields related to education, and about future opportunities and possibilities for expanding and improving this kind of programmes.

This session has the desire to attract experts who are willing to share their experiences in all activities included in the exchange programs: studying (undergraduate, graduate), teaching, working internships, sports, volunteering programmes, etc. Likewise, projects and experiences in all levels of education are welcomed, even if the majority of programmes are related to higher education levels.


Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Exchange studies programmes
  • Teaching exchange programmes
  • Working experience internships
  • Double or Joint Degrees programmes
  • Research exchanges programmes
  • Inclusion of exclusion risk groups into exchange programmes
  • Curricula design for exchange programmes
  • Inclusion of ICT / on-line technologies in teaching
  • Educational European projects developed / in development

Session Chairs

  • Bruno Baruque, University of Burgos (Spain)
  • Veronika Peralta, Université Francois Rabelais de Tours/Blois (France)
  • Carlos Pereira, Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra (Portugal)
  • Zhen Ru Dai, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
  • Gabriel Michel, Université de Lorraine – Metz (France)
  • Sorin Stratulat, Université de Lorraine – Metz (France)
  • Daniela Zaharie, West University of Timisoara (Romania)
  • Paula Steinby, Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland)
  • Alessandra Raffaetta, University Ca’ Foscari of Venice (Italy)


Dr. Bruno Baruque

Universidad de Burgos, Higher Polytechnic School

Avda. de Cantabria, s/n. 09006 Burgos, Spain

e-mail: bbaruque@ubu.es