Institutions must be holders of the Erasmus Charter for Higher  Education (ECHE)


For International Credit Mobility between Programme and Partner countries, the Programme country Higher Education Institution needs to be holder of ECHE and apply on behalf of the mobility partners. It is not relevant to Higher Education at the Partner country.

The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the general quality framework for cooperation activities within Erasmus+. ECHE is a prerequisite for all higher education institutions located in Programme Countries. For higher education institutions located in Partner Countries, ECHE is not required and the quality framework will be established through inter-institutional agreements. However, institutions applying for mobility actions must be established in Programme Country and must be holders of the ECHE. 

A call for proposals for award of ECHE is held on annual basis. ECHE is awarded for the full duration of Erasmus+. The received ECHE should be published on the institution’s webpage. Please note that holding ECHE will not guarantee funding for mobility actions! Each institution needs to submit a separate grant application for each academic year to its National Agency.