Erasmus+ is the new programme of the European
Union for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period from 2014 to
2020. It started in January 2014.
Erasmus+ aims at boosting skills and
employability, and modernising Education, Training and Youth work.
The seven year programme will have a budget of EUR 14.7 billion. This
represents a 40% increase compared to current spending levels and
shows the EU's commitment to investing in these areas.
Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for
over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and
volunteer abroad. In addition to providing grants for individuals, Erasmus+
will support transnational partnerships among Education,
Training and Youth institutions and organisations
to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills
gaps we are facing in Europe. It will also support national efforts to
modernise Education, Training and Youth systems. In the field of Sport, there will be support for grassroots projects and cross-border
challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.
Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU
programmes in the fields of Education, Training and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for
cooperation across the Education, Training and Youth sectors and is easier to
access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.
More about Erasmus+ programme can be found here
Erasmus+ Programme Guide can be found here