Erasmus+

The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. 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.
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 Education link to another EC website, Training link to another EC website, Youth link to another EC website, and Sport link to another EC website sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.
Erasmus+ link to another EC websiteaims to improve the quality of teaching and learning from pre-primary through to secondary level in schools across Europe.
It will provide opportunities for people working in school education to develop their professional skills and to work together with partners in Europe. Activities support the sharing of good practice and testing of innovative approaches that address shared challenges, such as early school leaving or poor levels of basic skills. Activities can foster links with the world outside school and other fields of education and training.
Opportunities for staff to undertake European professional development activities abroad, including:
Structured courses or training;
Teaching assignments;
Job shadowing or observations.
Cooperation between schools or other organisations:
Establish international strategic partnerships to co-operate on issues of shared interest.
Cooperation between schools (eTwinning)
Teachers can network and run joint classroom projects with colleagues in Europe, access learning resources and take part in professional development opportunities.

The following organisations in participating countries can take part:

  • Schools (pre-primary through to secondary level);
  • Local and regional institutions that are responsible for school education;
  • Anyone active in the field of school education (some activities are reserved to schools and local/regional authorities).