Erasmus +

 

Erasmus+ EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020

The new Erasmus+ programme aims to support actions in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020.  

 

Erasmus+ replaces seven programmes bringing together 

  • The Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius, Grundtvig and Jean Monnet)
  • The Youth in Action programme
  • Five international cooperation programmes (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink, the programme for cooperation with industrialised countries)
  • The new sport action.

 

Erasmus + provides grants for a wide range of actions and activities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport. The programme gives opportunities to students, trainees, staff and volunteers to spend a period abroad to increase their skills and employability. It supports organisations to work in transnational partnership and to share innovative practices in the fields of education, training and youth. The new Sport action will support grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism. The programme’s budget is 14.7 billion euros for the seven years which is 40% more than the current budget thus reflecting the EU’s desire to invest in these sectors.

 

Erasmus+ consists of the following activities:

  • Key activity 1 – Individual mobility for learning
  • Key activity 2 – Cooperation for innovation and good practice
  • Key activity 3 – Supporting political reform
  • Activities Jean Monnet
  • Sport