For many years, the UTC has upheld the Erasmus+ charter for higher education. This distinction allows the institution to develop its European partnerships, as well as to reinforce the quality of the mobility of its students, teachers and staff.
Moreover, UTC's involvement in the Erasmus+ programme is fully in line with its international strategy aimed at supporting modernization and internationalization.
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Erasmus+ accompagnies handicapped persons
The democratization of the Erasmus+ programme is one of the objectives of the programme for the period 2014–2020. Erasmus+ aims to promote equity and inclusion by facilitating "access for participants from disadvantaged backgrounds and with fewer opportunities than their peers, where their situation limits or prevents their participation in transnational activities". Factors limiting the mobility of these people include socio-economic barriers, but also disability or health problems:
- disability (i.e., participants with special needs): people with mental disorders (intellectual, cognitive, or learning disabilities), physical, sensory, or other disabilities;
- health problems: people with chronic health problems, serious illnesses or psychiatric conditions.
Full coverage of additional disability-related costs
This is of particular interest to potential beneficiaries of the Erasmus+ programme, as the programme provides for special funding to cover the additional costs directly related to participants with disabilities and their accompanying persons. The programme also provides for additional funding to enable the participants concerned to have access to adapted technical and pedagogical support. All costs directly related to the disability of the participant and, where appropriate, of an accompanying person are covered by the programme, including travel and subsistence costs of accompanying persons.
Erasmus + or AMI: available grants, student loans and other aid packages
When preparing for your departure abroad, it is important to budget for each month to avoid any surprises. You can count on available grants to support you, such as the Erasmus grant or AMIO grant, but if you are not eligible for these grants or if you need to supplement your living expenses, you can find out about the various student loans. Different banks offer student loans that can be obtained without a guarantee or without having a guarantor. It is also possible for young people to open a bank account without a guarantee of income. Some of these banks offer free credit cards and efficient management of your needs and procedures.