ERASMUS+ Award 2023 for GIBS

On December 12, 2023, the winners of the Erasmus+ Award 2023 were presented by the OeAD in Vienna. The award went to organizations that achieve a special impact on a personal, institutional and systemic level with this EU funding. After 2018, GIBS was honored with an award for the second time in 2023.

As a UNESCO school, GIBS has been successfully represented in numerous EU programs since the 1990s and has been an accredited Erasmus+ school since 2021. This Erasmus+ funding enables students and teachers to gain valuable experience abroad. While teachers can stay up to date with the latest teaching methods through job shadowing and Europe-wide seminars, students are able to spend time abroad through long-term and sustainable school partnerships. As a result, almost 200 people are mobilized at GIBS every year. “We are delighted to present the award to GIBS, which has been making the EU program accessible to so many people for many years. Their commitment brings the European idea to life,” said Ernst Gesslbauer, Director of Erasmus+ and ESK at the OeAD.

In total, more than 330,000 people are expected to gain experience abroad with Erasmus+ by the end of 2027. “Institutions that organize and implement EU-funded mobility projects play a central role in this. These organizations give their target groups the opportunity to acquire new knowledge, skills and competencies during their stay abroad. The participants come back with fresh ideas and motivation. They have made contacts that are enriching both for them personally and in the work context. This also has a positive impact on the organizations and beyond. With this year’s Erasmus+ and ESK Award, we are focusing on this diverse impact of stays abroad and showing why participation in these programmes is definitely worthwhile,” says Jakob Calice, Managing Director of the Austrian Agency for Education and Internationalization (OeAD), with conviction.

In the current Erasmus+ program generation 2021 to 2027, Europe is investing 28.4 billion euros in Europe-wide and international exchanges. From 2021 to 2027, Austria is expected to receive 683 million euros for Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps from the European Union’s funding pot.

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