Inclusion in ERASMUS+: promotion of equal opportunities and involvement of participants with fewer opportunities

The European Union has been systematically focusing on inclusion as one of the Erasmus+ programme priorities in the 2021–2027 period. Erasmus+ seeks to promote equal opportunities and access, inclusion, diversity and fairness across all its actions. Organisations and the participants with fewer opportunities themselves are at the heart of these objectives and with these in mind, the programme puts mechanisms and resources at their disposal.

Inclusion and diversity mean involving as many organisations and individuals in international education as possible.

For the sake of the easiest possible access to student and employee mobility under Erasmus+, the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague pursues and equal and fair attitude and opportunities for both existing and future participants in mobility programmes from all environments. This means the opportunity for participation for participants with fewer opportunities such as participants with physical, mental or health impairments, students with children, students who work or play sports professionally, and students of all fields that are not sufficiently represented in mobility.

For students with economic barriers (based on entitlement to child allowances or scholarships) and students with children or dependent persons (based on a certificate that proves this), up to EUR 250 per month can be added to the standard ERASMUS scholarship amount, depending on the type of mobility and duration of the stay. Only students can be supported in this category.

For participants with physical, mental or health impairment, 100% of the actual costs incurred in an international stay is covered. It is possible to finance special accommodation, accompanying persons, preparatory visits or study material modifications. Both students and employees can be supported in this category.

Participants facing other barriers (job, professional sports, etc.) can use shorter combined mobility. This support applies to students. The Vice-Rector’s Methodological Instruction defines the conditions for short-term mobility.

If you are interested in more information about support for participants with fewer opportunities, please contact Erasmus coordinators at your Faculties.

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24. January 2022