The ERASMUS Mundus Action Program of the E.C.

General Information

Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility program of the E.C. in the field of H.E. It aims to enhance the Quality of European H.E. and promote the dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with Third-Countries.

It, also, contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of the H.E.I. in Third Countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries.

The Erasmus Mundus program provides support to:

Program Objectives

Erasmus Mundus, 2009-2013, is a cooperation and mobility program in the field of H.E.:

Erasmus Mundus, 2009-2013, (Decision N° 1298/2008/EC) continues and extends the scope of the activities already launched during the first phase (2004-2008)of the programme. It now includes the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window scheme, which was launched in 2006 as a complement to the original program. In addition, the Programme integrates cooperation activities with Industrialized Countries.


Erasmus Mundus 2009-2013 is implemented through of the following actions:

Program management The European Commission is responsible for the running of the Erasmus Mundus Program (2009-2013). It manages the budget and sets priorities, targets and criteria for the Program. Furthermore, it guides and monitors the general implementation, follow-up and evaluation of the Program at European level.

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is responsible for the implementation of the Erasmus Mundus Program.