The Erasmus+ programme supports, among other policy objectives, the European modernisation and internationalisation agenda in higher education during the period 2014-2020.
The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities a higher education institution (HEI) may carry out within the Programme. The award of an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education is a pre-requisite for all HEIs located in a Programme country and willing to participate in learning mobility of individuals and/or cooperation for innovation and good practices under the Programme. For HEIs located in Partner countries, the ECHE is not required, and the quality framework will be established through inter-institutional agreements between HEIs. The Charter is awarded for the full duration of the Programme.
A call for proposals for award of ECHE is held on annual basis. The ECHE is awarded for the full remaining duration of the Programme.