Published on March 8, 2021 Updated on March 8, 2021
on the 15 January 2021

As part of the new Erasmus+ program (transition from the 2014- 2020 program to 2021-2027), the Université Lumière Lyon 2 had to apply in order to propose its new Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.

This new program aims to be more inclusive, innovative and responsible. Our University is therefore committed, through the renewal of its Charter, to increasing educational innovation and to making the university more international through student and staff mobility by implementing innovated and communal training and administrative practices.
For example: the implementation of our international activities management software and the upcoming introduction of the European Student ID..
Our goals
for 2020 – 2027
We are committed to implementing a more inclusive policy to better support international exchange programs for people with disabilities. The International Student Office (DRI) now works closely with the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities (Mission Handicap), located on campus, to better inform students and staff of the possibilities of international exchange and the special measures put in place; Erasmus+, regional financial aid and the identification of more accessible exchange locations. Finally, we have two more goals for the program, education for sustainable development and digital education, which will be reflected in our future activities, notably through support for more sustainable exchange programs, the use of virtual activities and the strengthening of digital tools to support the program.
Our establishment is committed to pursuing and achieving the following objectives:
  • Increasing the flow of exchange students and staff both to and from campus and creating new forms of exchange programs while ensuring the quality of exchanges;
  • Achieving significant progress in the quality, performance and attractiveness of our University;
  • Strengthening and ensuring the sustainability of projects;
  • Promoting a European Erasmus + culture within the University.
The current projects that we will be submitting applications for in the coming months will get us that much closer to achieving these new goals!
As a reminder, the ECHE Charter is the entry ticket to making a long-term commitment to the Erasmus+ program and to applying for European funding to implement mobility and educational opportunities. 
Our focus...
The European Student Card
As a part of the new Erasmus+ 2021-2027 Programm, the process of digitalizing the exchange process is one major piece of an even larger strategic puzzle that the European Higher Education Area faces. The European Student Card Initiative is part of the global Erasmus+ digitalization movement. In addition, it is also part of the European Community strategy which aims for "a Europe fit for the digital age" by 2024. 

Carte européenne etudiante

In order to better understand the issues at stake and prevent French institutions from falling behind in terms of digitalization, the Erasmus+ France Agency has set up a user group to meet the needs of French institutions by proposing concrete solutions. Beate Baldwin, Director of International Relations at our university, is part of Group 1 which focusing on lobbying in order to raise awareness for what is at stake: governance and internal services of the institutions. Current progress was presented at the national Erasmus + Agency meeting last January.

The University's IT Department, in conjunction with the International Relations Department, has worked on the evolution of the student card (Izly). It now includes a QRCode allowing students to have a digital identity through which European institutions can securely exchange data for automatic recognition of student status. A free card renewal will also be offered to students as part of European mobility for the year 2021/2022.

Designed to facilitate and accelerate student access to campus services on a European scale, as well as to promote a sense of European belonging, the European Student Card will be introduced by our institution in 2021 when issuing new student cards. This system will gradually become mandatory for higher education institutions that commit to deploying it as a part of the new Erasmus+ Charter 2021-2027.

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