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New Erasmus+ Programme (2014-2020)

Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for 2014 – 2020, following the success and completion of the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP, 2007-2013).

The European Commission has developed the Erasmus+ programme and replaces previously funded programmes of Lifelong Learning Programme, Youth in Action, Jean Monnet, Tempus and Erasmus Mundus.



Alongside the Euro 2020 Growth Strategy, Erasmus+ aims to address concerns and problems in the European market. Significant attention and importance is aimed towards the youth sector across Europe, particularly regarding to increasing unemployment levels, early school leavers and the need to generate greater participation of young people in society.

The Erasmus+ programme is intended to support activities in education, training, youth and sport in all sectors of lifelong learning including Higher Education, Further Education, adult education, schools, and youth activities. The new programme aims at boosting skills and employability, and modernising Education, Training and Your work. The seven year programme has a significant increase to a total budget of €14.7 billion.

Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad. In addition to providing grants for individuals, 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. This programme for the first time provides support for Sport, with relation to grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.



The following are overviews of the priorities highlighted in the Erasmus+ programme guide (2014-2020)

  • Developing basic and transversal skills such as entrepreneurship, digital skills and multilingualism;
  • Enhancing the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in teaching and learning;
  • Promoting stronger coherence between different EU and national transparent and recognition tools;
  • Support adjustment of funding and investment in education and training.

The Erasmus+ Programme guide (downloard pdf - EN)


Structure of the Erasmus+ Programme

In order to achieve its objectives, the Erasmus+ Programme implements the following five Actions:

Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals

Key Action 2: Co-operation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices

Key Action 3: Support for Policy Reform

Jean Monnet Activities



The Actions are a mix of opportunities run by National Agencies and the European Commission.

Organisations from across the education, training, youth and sport sectors are able to apply for funding under the Erasmus+ Programme.


More detailed information on each Action, new funding opportunities, and application procedures can be found directly through the new Erasmus+ website and the European Commission:

European Commission:

Erasmus+ :

Creating a brighter future, through education and training.
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