History

How long has Erasmus been around at all? And from when until when was Switzerland there (or not)? All the most important milestones are summarized on this page!

Erasmus and Switzerland: Milestones

1466? 1467? 1469? - 1536
Erasmus from Rotterdam
Erasmus from Rotterdam was an important Renaissance scholar. He was born in the Netherlands (year of birth not exactly known) and died in Basel. But his name still lives many centuries later...
1466? 1467? 1469? - 1536
15.06.1987
Foundation of Erasmus
Foundation of Erasmus (EuRopean Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) as a result of the initiative of an educationalist by the Council of the European Union.
15.06.1987
2011
Participation Switzerland
Switzerland will participate directly in the Erasmus programme from 2011-2013.
2011
27.02.2013
Federal Council Message
In a message, the Federal Council promises that Switzerland will be back at Erasmus+ from 2014-2020.
27.02.2013
Winter 2013
Budget for Erasmus
The Parliament speaks money for participation in Erasmus+ as a basis for negotiations, as the EU demands more. In addition, the Parliament speaks money for participation in Horizon 2020 - as much as the EU demands.
Winter 2013
09.02.2014
MEI
MEI Switzerland accepts the mass immigration initiative, a popular initiative of the SVP.
09.02.2014
15.02.2014
Croatia Protocol
As a result of the adoption of the MEI, Switzerland does not ratify the Protocol extending the free movement of persons to Croatia.
15.02.2014
16.02.2014
Abandonment of EU negotiations
The EU then breaks off negotiations with Switzerland on Erasmus+ and Horizon 2020.
16.02.2014
20.02.2014
Erasmus burial on Bundesplatz
With a symbolic protest action, around 300 students buried the EU programmes "Erasmus" and "Horizon 2020" in Bern on Thursday evening.
20.02.2014
16.04.2014
Transitional solution SEMP
The Federal Council creates the SEMP (Swiss European Mobility Programme) as an interim solution planned for one year and makes it clear that full association with Erasmus+ remains the goal.
16.04.2014
16.12.2016
MEI light
The "MEI light" is implemented and the Croatia Protocol ratified.
16.12.2016
01.01.2017
Accession Horizon2020
As a result, Switzerland rejoins Horizon2020 immediately.
01.01.2017
04.02.2017
Missing negotiations on the part of the Federal Council
It is known that the Federal Council is not negotiating with the EU on participation in Erasmus+ - despite previous information to the contrary.
04.02.2017
29.08.2017
Petition of the SAJV
With the support of the VSS, the SAJV submits the petition "For a full association of Switzerland in Erasmus+".
29.08.2017
Winter 2017
Extension of SEMP
After the SEMP has been renewed annually so far, the "interim solution" will now be extended for a further 3 years until 2020.
Winter 2017
Winter 2017
Motion
A Motion is accepted that the Federal Council should enter into negotiations with the EU on accession to the successor programme to Erasmus+.
Winter 2017
30.05.2018
Erasmus+ successor programme
The European Commission makes a proposal for the successor programme of Erasmus+ based on the EU MFF proposal of the same month. The budget of the programme is to be doubled.
30.05.2018
Since Summer 2018
Federal Council waits
The Federal Council is waiting for precise information from the EU on this successor programme before it wants to start negotiations.
Since Summer 2018

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