Monitoring Erasmus+: Results

  • Carlos de Olagüe-Smithson
Part of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (TVET, volume 30)


Analysing the distribution of Erasmus+ VET mobility funds during the period 2014/2016, Germany was the country that more projects funded, 1427; followed by France, 822; Spain; 819, and, at a distance, the United Kingdom, 311, and Italy, 270.

The smallest average projects were found in Spain and Germany. The biggest average project size was located in Italy, followed, at a distance, by the United Kingdom and France.
  • Regional Perspective

France has one and Italy two regions, with an RME close to 0%. Corse in France received funds only once during the 3 years and the two Italian regions of Liguria and Valle d’Aosta/Vallée d’Aoste never received funds during the analysed period.
  • Student’s Perspective

The highest average Students with a Fair Access to Funds – SFAF values correspond to Spain, 88%, and Germany, 85%. These were the countries with more students receiving between half and double the national funds per student average.
  • National Perspective

The National Equity of Germany and Spain have been the highest during the whole analysed period (on average Germany NE = 82%, Spain NE = 81%) followed by the United Kingdom (on average NE = 77%).


Erasmus vocational education and training – VET Regional Mobility Efficiency – RME Students Fair Access to Funds – SFAF National Equity – NE L’Agence Erasmus+ France CÉREQ Nationale Agentur Bildung für Europa beim Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung NA BIBB Agenzia nazionale Erasmus+ ISFOL SEPIE OAPEE Erasmus+ UK National Agency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos de Olagüe-Smithson
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Carlos IIIMadridSpain

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