Erasmus+

The new Erasmus+ programme aims to support actions in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period 2014-2020.  The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion; a 40% increase compared to current spending levels, reflecting the EU’s commitment to investing in these areas.

It 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.

Erasmus+ and Higher education

Opportunities for students to learn abroad, including:

  • Studies, including at Master’s level;
  • Traineeships in businesses.
  • Erasmus+ Master loans

Opportunities for staff to undertake professional development activities, including:

  • Training or teaching;
  • Attending workshops delivered by businesses.

Cooperation between institutions:

  • Deliver joint masters’ programmes in a consortium of higher education institutions from participating countries.

Cooperation with businesses:

  • Companies and higher education institutions can work together to share knowledge.

Cooperation outside the EU in neighbourhood countries, Africa, Asia, and Latin America through projects that increase an organisation’s competencies or expertise through:

  • Joint projects to modernise teaching methods, materials and curricula;
  • Structural projects, including the involvement of national authorities.