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


Erasmus + Programme

Target group:

General public/stakeholders

Period of Consultation:

28 February - 31 May 2017



Results of the consultation and next steps: 

The results of the public consultation were used alongside other data and evidence to inform the independent mid-term evaluation of the Erasmus+ Programme.

For the results of this consultation you may refer to the:

Alongside the results of the survey, 34 position papers were submitted by the Open Public Consultation (OPC) respondents and analysed in the synopsis report.

For the detailed results of the Mid-term Evaluation, and the adopted Commission Report (31 January 2018), please visit the  dedicated webpage


The aim of the consultation was 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 also gathered 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 themselves.

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

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

Submission of contributions:

The European Commission encouraged stakeholders to use an on-line questionnaire to express their views. This helped to optimise the exploitation and sharing of answers. At the end of the on-line questionnaire, the respondents had the possibility to insert free text or upload a contribution about issues they felt had not been dealt with in the consultation.

Initially, they were asked to provide background information (name of the individual or organisation, type of organisation or company, country of activities). This information was mandatory in order to process the replies (with the possibility to reply anonymously: see  protection of personal data below).

The questionnaire was based on a number of closed and open questions. It was possible to answer "I don't know" to some closed questions. There were also free text boxes which enabled respondents to give alternatives to the options provided in the multiple-choice format. The duration to complete the questionnaire was 10-60 minutes, depending on the level of detail of the answers.

The respondents were able to answer to the questionnaire in any of the  official languages of the European Union.

For a direct copy of the questionnaire you may refer to the versions below:

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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