European Commission publishes mid-term evaluation of Erasmus+

The European Commission has published the mid-term evaluation of Erasmus+ and its predecessor programmes.

The evaluation brings together a range of sources: national reports submitted by the Erasmus+ Programme Countries; evaluation reports by an external independent contractor; and comments from individuals, organisations and wider stakeholders. Participants and beneficiaries were encouraged to have their say in 2017 through an online questionnaire and events, which resulted in more than one million replies.

Covering the period 2007-2016, the evaluation assessed Erasmus+ and its predecessor Lifelong Learning programmes against criteria that included effectiveness, efficiency of implementation, relevance, simplification, and European added value.