Erasmus + is the EU's education, training, youth and sports program for the period 2014-2020.

A large part of the ERASMUS+ budget is spent on staff mobility and individual overseas learning. For NMH this means mainly student exchange programs and employee mobility.
Erasmus+ also facilitates a number of other possible institutional collaborative opportunities, such as so-called “strategic partnerships”.
Strategic partnerships are designed to support professional collaboration between organisations who work within higher education. The aim of these partnerships is to develop, transfer and implement innovative practices that in turn lead to an increase in quality of education across borders.  A strategic partnership in higher education can last between 2 and 3 years, and NMH participate in several.
Read more about NMH and strategic partnerships

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE)

Institutions of Higher Education that participate in the EU’s Erasmus+, must possess a valid Erasmus Charter of Higher Education (ECHE).  ECHE stipulates what each institution commits to when joining, and that in turn contributes to increased quality assurance of the cooperational activities the institutions participate in.

See Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) (pdf)

NMH have been awarded ECHE based on The Music Academy’s European Policy Statement.

Read the European Policy Statement here

Agreements and partners

All activity within Erasmus+ program is also attributed to institutional agreements between participating institutions. NMH enters into new agreements based on planned student- or staff mobility to/from the individual institutions. NMH currently hold agreements with just under 100 Institutes of higher music education in Europe.


Tone Jordhus

Senior Advisor
Academic Affairs and Research
Miriam Rintelen

Miriam Rintelen

Academic Affairs and Research
Last updated: 20. February 2018