Overview and Objectives

What is Erasmus+

The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. Erasmus+ supports 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 also supports national efforts to modernise Education, Training, and Youth systems. 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.

The Erasmus+ Programme is designed to support Programme Countries’ efforts to efficiently use the potential of Europe’s human and social capital, while confirming the principle of lifelong learning by linking support to formal, non-formal and informal learning throughout the education, training and youth fields. The Programme also enhances the opportunities for cooperation and mobility with Partner Countries, notably in the fields of higher education and youth.

For more information about Erasmus+ programme, please follow the link.

 Programme objectives

The Erasmus+ Programme contributes to the achievement of:

  • the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, including the headline education target2;
  • the objectives of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020), including the corresponding benchmarks;
  • the sustainable development of Partner Countries in the field of higher education;
  • the overall objectives of the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018);
  • the objective of developing the European dimension in sport, in particular grassroots sport, in line with the EU work plan for sport;
  • the promotion of European values in accordance with Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union

What is the budget?

The Programme has an overall indicative financial envelope of 14.774 billion EUR for the seven years (2014-2020) under Heading 1 of the EU Budget. The annual budget is adopted by the Budgetary Authority . The different steps for the adoption of the EU budget can be followed at this link.

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