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After the success of its 2014 broad public consultation, the Lifelong Learning Platform launched its 2015 Erasmus+ implementation survey on the 3rd of July. The purpose of this year’s survey was to evaluate how beneficiaries experienced the 2nd round of applications of the Erasmus+ programme.

The consultation was closed on the 15th of September after having received 275 answers. This year the survey was published in four languages (English, German, French and Spanish) in order to target the widest audience as possible. The following report presents an exhaustive review of the respondents’ assessment of Erasmus+ Programme implementation in 2015.

The beneficiaries particularly appreciate that the objectives and selection criteria of the Programme are relevant, the simplified architecture of the Programme and the use of lump sums. However some figures are striking such as the fact that only 6% of respondents believe that the rules are applied in a harmonised way across National Agencies, that the Programme Guide lacks clarity on important aspects such as the Intellectual Outputs or that the calculation of flat rates could be adjusted.

The Lifelong Learning Platform hopes these results will guide decision-makers in finding solutions to improve a programme that is considered for many of our citizens as a success story of the European construction.

The results show how beneficiaries of the Programme value the Erasmus+ as a great opportunity to work with their peers’ across Europe!

The results were presented at our Launch Event, held during the LLL Week, on 30 November 2015.