The new Erasmus 2021-2027 programme foresees the implementation of a new digital system for the conclusion of the Erasmus+ Interinstitutional Agreements from 2021/2022, as a first step in a process of replacing paper documents with data transmission in all administrative practices under Erasmus (hence the name Erasmus Without Paper - EWP).
Starting from 31 December 2022, all higher education institutions are required by the European Commission to use the new Erasmus Without Paper infrastructure to digitally sign Inter-Institutional Agreements (IIAs) and exchange Online Learning Agreements (OLAs). For this purpose, the University of Florence has adopted the ESSE3 platform - by the third-party provider CINECA, through which it is currently active in the EWP network.
In cases where digital management of IIAs and OLAs is not possible for technical issues and lack of interoperability between platforms used by higher education Institutions, paper templates of Learning Agreements and IIAs are exceptionally allowed.
In order to facilitate the process of digital signature of the Agreements, it is important that the conditions of cooperation (number of students, total number of months, type of mobility, subject area, study cycle and language requirements) are agreed in advance with the Partner Institutions by e-mail and are transmitted to the Erasmus Coordinators and to the International Relations Services of the relevant School.
Confirmations, amendments, and new Interinstitutional Agreements can be negotiated between the Partner Institutions and the Erasmus Coordinators by 31 August 2023.
No later than this deadline, the School's International Relation Services will notify the results of the negotiations carried out to the International Mobility office (see contact details below) which is in charge of the signature and EWP procedures for Erasmus Interinstitutional Agreements.
Area Servizi alla Didattica
Mobilità Internazionale - Erasmus