Erasmus+ accreditation means a quality-assured “Erasmus+ membership”. The organisations and networks applying for accreditation demonstrate the long-term nature of their activities from operative and strategic points of view and commit themselves to complying with the quality standards of the Erasmus+ programme. During the programme period 2021–2027, the programme will place special emphasis on inclusion, digitalisation and environmental responsibility. Accredited organisations also commit themselves to these key principles. 

In higher education, accreditation (i.e. applying for the Mobility Charter) is already an established practice and in the vocational education and training sector, it has been used since 2014. As from 2021, accreditation will also be used in the fields of general education, adult education and youth.