The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for European and international cooperation activities a higher education institution may carry out within Erasmus+. The award of an ECHE is a pre-requisite for all higher education institutions located in a Programme country and willing to participate in learning mobility of individuals and/or cooperation for innovation and good practices under Erasmus+.
For help with strengthening the ECHE compliance of your institution, consult the ECHE guidelines as well as the ECHE monitoring guide. A website, Erasmus Charter for Higher Education: Make it Work for You!, is under development and will feature a self-assessment tool for checking ECHE compliance.
For higher education institutions located in Partner countries, the ECHE is not required, and the quality framework will be established through inter-institutional agreements between higher education institutions. The ECHE is awarded for the full duration of the Erasmus+ programme up to 2020-2021.
A call for proposals for the award of an ECHE will be held on yearly basis.
A list of higher education institutions holding an ECHE is available.