Over 400,000 Czechs participated in Erasmus exchanges in past 25 years

Some 411,000 Czechs, mostly students and university staff, have participated in international exchanges with the European scholarship programme Erasmus+ over the past 25 years, the Czech News Agency reported on Saturday, citing data by the House of Foreign Cooperation. During the same period, some 118,500 university students came Czechia for study and nearly 30,000 for practical training.

Erasmus, which is the largest European programme in education, was launched in 1987 and Czechia joined it in 1998. It is currently open not only to university students, but also to secondary and primary school pupils, teachers, youth workers and sports coaches.

Author: Ruth Fraňková