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Programm: Erasmus+

Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme

Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.

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 EducationTraining, Youth, and Sport sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.

Link Link to Programme
Thematic Focus Education, European Citizenship, Youth, Mobility, Sports
Danube Region, Adriatic and Ionian Region, Alpine Region, Baltic Sea Region
Origin of Applicant of programme
EU Member States
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Turkey / Türkiye
Norway / Norge
Iceland / Ísland

Subprogrammes of Erasmus+

Youth and Education and Training

The specific objectives pursued by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of education and training are to:

  • improve the level of key competences and skills, with particular regard to their relevance for the labour market and their contribution to a cohesive society, in particular through increased opportunities for learning mobility and through strengthened cooperation between the world of education and training and the world of work;
  • foster quality improvements, innovation excellence and internationalisation at the level of education and training institutions, in particular through enhanced transnational cooperation between education and training providers and other stakeholders;
  • promote the emergence and raise awareness of a European lifelong learning area designed to complement policy reforms at national level and to support the modernisation of education and training systems, in particular through enhanced policy cooperation, better use of EU transparency and recognition tools and the dissemination of good practices;
  • enhance the international dimension of education and training, in particular through cooperation between Programme and Partner-Country institutions in the field of VET and in higher education, by increasing the attractiveness of European higher education institutions and supporting the EU's external action, including its development objectives, through the promotion of mobility and cooperation between Programme and Partner-Country higher education institutions and targeted capacity building in Partner Countries;
  • improve the teaching and learning of languages and promote the EU's broad linguistic diversity and intercultural awareness.

The specific objectives pursued by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth are to:

  • improve the level of key competences and skills of young people, including those with fewer opportunities, as well as to promote participation in democratic life in Europe and the labour market, active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity, in particular through increased learning mobility opportunities for young people, those active in youth work or youth organisations and youth leaders, and through strengthened links between the youth field andthe labour market;
  • foster quality improvements in youth work, in particular through enhanced cooperation between organisations in the youth field and/or other stakeholders;
  • complement policy reforms at local, regional and national level and to support the development of knowledge and evidence-based youth policy as well as the recognition of non-formal and informal learning, in particular through enhanced policy cooperation, better use of EU transparency and recognition tools and the dissemination of goodpractices;
  • enhance the international dimension of youth activities and the role of youth workers and organisations as support structures for young people in complementarity with the European Union's external action, in particular through the promotion ofmobility and cooperation between stakeholders from Programme and PartnerCountriesand international organisations and through targeted capacitybuilding in Partner Countries.
Subprogrammes of Youth and Education and Training
  1. Key Action 2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
    This Key Action supports:
    • Strategic Partnerships in the field of education, training and youth;
    • Knowledge Alliances;
    • Sector Skills Alliances;
    • Capacity Building in the field of higher education;
    • Capacity Building in the field of youth.
    Open Calls
  2. Key Action 3 – Supporting Policy Reform

    This Key Action supports initiatives for policy innovation aimed to develop new policies or prepare their implementation. They include specific calls for proposals managed by the Executive Agency on:

    • Knowledge in the fields of education, training and youth, involving evidence gathering, analysis and peer learning
    • forward-looking cooperation projects on policy development

    • European policy experimentations, led by high-level public authorities and involving field trials in several countries based on sound evaluation methods.

    • Cooperation with international organisationssuch as the OECD and the Council of Europe
    • Promote dialogue with stakeholders and support to programmes and policies within public authorities, providers and stakeholders in the fields of education, vocational training and youth
  3. Key action 1 - Learning mobility of individuals

    This Key Action supports:

    • Mobility projects in the field of education, training and youth;
    • Large scale European Voluntary Service events;
    • Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees;
    • Erasmus+ Master Loans.

    The Actions supported under this Key Action are expected to bring positive and long-lasting effects on the participants and participating organisations involved, as well as on the policy systems in which such activities are framed. 

    Open Calls


 Jean Monnet  supports:

  • Teaching modules, chairs and centers of excellence in higher education, in order to deepen the knowledge in the filed of European integration studies within the official curriculum of a higher education institution, and to carry out research on the EU, to monitor and supervise; This applies also to other educational sectors, e.g. the training of teachers and curricula in compulsory education;  These actions should also contribute to the development of comprehensive education offers in the field of European integration for future professionals in areas where there is increasing demand in the labor market. At the same time the actions will help to encourage young teachers and researchers to provide advice and support to deal with issues relating to European integration;
  • Political debate with representatives of the higher education sector, supported through: a) networks that aim to improve cooperation between universities in Europe and worldwide, and to promote the cooperation and creation of  a platform for knowledge exchange with stakeholders from public authorities and Commission staff on important EU issues; b) projects that aim to promote innovation, to support the mutual enrichment and dissemination of EU issues in order to promote discussions and reflections on EU topics and improve the knowledge about the EU and its activities;
  • Support for bodies and associations to organize and conduct statutory activities of associations that deal with EU-related issues and questions; and to reach a wider audience by publishing facts about the EU, thus promoting active European citizenship. Within the framework of the Jean Monnet activities, funding is also granted  for selected organisations, pursuing an aim of European interest;
  • Studies and conferences where policy makers make accessible, through critical and independent assessments of the academic world, new insights and concrete proposals  and reflect on current EU issues, particularly in the context of the annual major international conference on important policy issues with the participation of decision-makers, civil society and key representatives of the higher education sector.


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