Erasmus Charter for Higher Education

The European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme covers the period 2014 to 2020. The programme for education, training, youth and sport centres on three key actions: the learning mobility of individuals, cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, and support for policy reform.

At the end of 2013, the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency awarded Bern University of Applied Sciences the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) until the academic year 2020/2021.

The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education provides the general quality framework for cooperation activities between higher education institutions at a European and international level under the Erasmus+ programme.

A Swiss solution for Erasmus+ (the Swiss-European Mobility Programme, SEMP) has been in force since the academic year 2014/2015. It promotes outgoing and incoming mobility between Switzerland and all institutions that have been awarded an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education. This interim solution is based on Erasmus+ and covers the same interests and procedures, allowing BFH to continue to promote student and staff mobility for work placement and study purposes.