The Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) provides the quality framework for Erasmus+ funded activities carried out by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The aims of Erasmus+ support the European modernisation and internationalisation agendas in higher education, in particular the quality of student and staff mobility. By signing the ECHE, an HEI confirms that its participation in Erasmus+ is part of its own strategy for modernisation and internationalisation.

For the 2021 – 2027 period of the Erasmus programme LUCA succesfully applied in 2020 for the ECHE. In 2021 the ECHE for the 2021-2021 period was recently awarded to LUCA by the European Commission. The ECHE 2021-2027 will re-inforce many of the existing principles. It will also include a commitment to digitalise mobility management processes, principles of (automatic) recognition and to make mobility actions more environmentally friendly.