The basis of Erasmus+ trips are interinstitutional agreements that make exchange programmes possible. They need to be signed by two institutions of higher education:
1. in the case of an exchange between universities from programme countries (EU, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Serbia, North Macedonia, Turkey) all universities need to have the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education
2. in the case of an exchange between universities from programme countries and partner countries (other countries of the world), universities from programme countries need to have the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, whereas universities from partner countries need to sign an interinstitutional agreement and undertake to observe principles included in the Erasmus Charter.
By signing interinstitutional agreements, universities undertake to:
- collaborate on exchange programmes for students and/or employees under Erasmus+
- observe quality requirements included in the Erasmus Charter in all matters related to the organisation and management of exchange programmes
- use quantitative and qualitative indicators to ensure high quality and satisfying results of exchange programmes
Gdańsk University of Technology has currently concluded over 600 Erasmus+ agreements with both programme and partners countries.