Erasmus+ Annual Report

Erasmus works! This is shown by the new Erasmus+ Annual Report of the National Agency within the DAAD, which was renamed the 2023 Impact Report. 

The current report (German only) provides an insight into the work of the NA DAAD and explores the overarching question of impact. What did the NA focus on in 2023, what did it do, what did it achieve and how? In addition to the basics of the implementation of the programme, the presentation of the 2023 priorities, successful practical examples and statistical information on the impact of the programme, one thing becomes very clear at the end: 
Erasmus+ is an important instrument for the strategic internationalisation of German universities. It influences people and their everyday lives, has a profound impact and demonstrably promotes the creation of a stronger European identity. A study conducted by the NA at the end of 2023 on the topic of ‘Erasmus+: The impact of student mobility', conducted by the NA at the end of 2023, in which over 19,000 funded individuals from 2014-2019 took part, revealed that 85 per cent of respondents want to take part in the 2024 European elections. This is a good basis for getting people excited about Europe.

Facts and figures on Erasmus+ 2023

Together with the more than 400 project coordinators across Germany, around 55,000 grant recipients (students and university staff) were taken abroad for the 2021-2023 reporting period, which is still partially affected by coronavirus. 
The NA was able to provide universities with around 166 million euros for the mobility of individuals, the centrepiece of Erasmus+. This is around 9 million euros more than in the previous year. 

With the 2021 call, outgoing mobilities to partner countries were possible for the first time. In total, a very pleasing 1,400 mobilities (around 3 per cent) were coordinated by 192 universities in almost all regions of the world. For the first time, we can also report on the areas of ‘Inclusion and Diversity’, ‘Green Mobility’ and ‘Blended Mobility’: 7 per cent of participants received additional funding as part of our inclusion approach. 30 per cent travelled abroad using sustainable means of transport; the EU-wide figure was 11 per cent. Around 9 per cent prepared for or followed up their experience abroad in a ‘blended’ way, i.e. in a combination of virtual and physical mobility; this is twice as many as across the EU. 

In the Cooperation Partnerships also administered by the NA DAAD, 33 new projects were included in the funding programme, meaning that a total of 131 projects (in parallel from 3 calls) are now being supported. These projects are being funded with a total of 12.3 million euros. 

Links to the publication

You can access and download the full-length report as an e-paper or as a PDF file.
For reasons of sustainability and the high demand for digital offers, the NA DAAD has had its impact report printed on recycled paper and climate-neutral only in small print runs. You can order a print edition via our publication database.

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