Open Public Consultation on the mid-term evaluation of the Erasmus+ Programme




Erasmus + Programme

Target group:

General public/stakeholders

Period of Consultation:

28/02 - 31/05/2017


The consultation aims to gather comments and perspectives from various stakeholders and the general public on the relevance of the Erasmus+ programme's objectives, the effectiveness of the measures taken to achieve them and the efficiency of their implementation.

It will also gather views on the coherence of the programme and its added value in relation to the challenges and opportunities in education, training, youth and sport sectors, compared to what could be achieved by Member States only.

The consultation aims to gather views particularly from those who have not yet been subject to any specific surveys related to this evaluation.

The consultation also covers the Erasmus+ predecessor's programmes (e.g. Lifelong Learning, Youth in Action, Erasmus Mundus, etc.) and contains forward looking questions regarding a possible successor programme to Erasmus+ in 2020.

Consultation document:

The consultation is hosted in an online questionnaire

How to submit your contribution:

The European Commission warmly encourages stakeholders to use the on-line questionnaire in expressing their views. This will optimise the exploitation and sharing of answers. At the end of the on-line questionnaire, the respondents have the possibility to insert a free text or upload a contribution about issues that they feel have not been dealt with in the consultation.

Initially, you will be asked to provide background information (your name as an individual or organisation, type of organisation or company, the country in which you carry out your activities). Please note that all this information is mandatory in order to process your reply. You will nevertheless be able to have your reply published anonymously (see protection of personal data below).

The questionnaire is based on a number of closed and open questions. It is possible to answer "I don't know" to some closed questions. There are also free text boxes which enable you to give alternatives to the options provided in a multi-choice reply. It should take about 10-60 minutes to complete the questionnaire, depending on how detailed your answers are.

The respondents are welcome to answer the questionnaire in any of the official languages of the European Union.

Results of the consultation and next steps: 

The results of the public consultation will be used together with the other data and evidence to inform the ongoing independent mid-term evaluation of the Erasmus+ Programme.

Once the evaluation is completed, the European Commission will adopt a Report, drawing also on other studies and sources of information, addressed to the European Parliament and Council. This will include a summary of the results of this consultation.

Protection of personal data

See the rules on personal data protection on EUROPA

Specific privacy statement

More information is available in the specific privacy statement.


European Commission
Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport
Unit B.4 –Erasmus+ Coordination


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