ERASMUS+

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME

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

Education, training, youth and sport can make a major contribution to help tackle socio-economic changes, the key challenges that Europe will be facing until the end of the decade and to support the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity and inclusion.

The Erasmus+ Programme is designed to support Programme Countries' efforts to efficiently use the potential of Europe’s human talent 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.

Overall the Programme supports actions, cooperation and tools consistent with the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy and its flagship initiatives, such as Youth on the Move and the Agenda for new skills and jobs. The Programme also contributes to achieve - through the Open Methods of Coordination - the objectives of the Education and Training Strategic Framework and of the European Youth Strategy.

 

This investment in knowledge, skills and competences will benefit individuals, institutions, organisations and society as a whole by contributing to growth and ensuring prosperity and social inclusion in Europe and beyond.

Erasmus+ is the result of the integration of the following European programmes implemented by the Commission during the period 2007-2013:


GENERAL OBJECTIVE

The Erasmus+ Programme shall contribute to the achievement of:


IMPORTANT FEATURES OF THE ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME

1.Recognition and validation of skills and qualifications
2.Dissemination and exploitation of project results
3.Open access requirement for educational materials, documents and media produced through erasmus+
4.International dimension
5.Multilingualism
7.Equity and inclusion
8.Protection and safety of participants

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME?

Individuals - students, trainees, apprentices, pupils, adult learners, young people, volunteers, professors, teachers, trainers, youth workers, professionals of organisations active in the fields of education, training and youth constitute the main target population of the Programme.

PARTICIPANTS

As a general rule, participants in Erasmus+ projects must be established in a Programme Country. Some Actions,notably in the fields of higher education and youth, are also open to participants from Partner Countries.

The specific conditions for participating in an Erasmus+ project depend on the type of Action concerned.

In general terms: