Erasmus+ Programme

Background

Erasmus+ is the EU fund which provides much more than just studying abroad. Although the Programme is based on modern postulates, it has a long history: by the time the Erasmus Programme was adopted in June 1987, the European Commission had been supporting pilot student exchanges for 6 years. It proposed the original Erasmus Programme in early 1986.

As from 2014., Erasmus+ combines all the EU's current schemes for education, training, youth and sport, including the Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius, Grundtvig), Youth in Action and five international co-operation programmes (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and the programme for co-operation with industrialised countries).

The programme is named after the Dutch philosopher and catholic monk Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, known as an opponent of dogmatism, who lived and worked in many places in Europe to expand his knowledge and gain new insights

At the same time, ERASMUS is a backronym meaning EuRopean community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students.

Erasmus+ Programme 2014. - 2020.

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad.

Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn't just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations. Visit official site of Erasmus+ Programme to gain more technical information.

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Overall participants

More than 4 million people

Higher education

Around 2 million students

Vocational education

Around 650,000 students

Youth Exchanges

More than 500,000 young people

Strategic partnerships

Around 25,000 linking together

4 core areas of Erasmus+ Programe

European Union funds projects within 4 core areas of Erasmus+ Programme. They are education, training, youth and sport. While all of them are equally important for reaching the Programme aims, Voyagerasmus is especially dedicated to the field of youth.

Education, training, youth work and sport are key to promote common European values, foster social integration, enhance intercultural understanding and a sense of belonging to a community, and to prevent violent radicalisation. Erasmus+ is an effective instrument to promote the inclusion of people with disadvantaged backgrounds, including newly arrived migrants.

Objectives and important features of Erasmus+ Programme are determined within Erasmus+ Programme Guide. The document is the basis for organizations to develop new projects, for individuals to know their rights and duties and for all Erasmus+ community to know "the rules of the game". Check it out!

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Education and training

Opportunities in higher education, vocational education and training, school education and adult education.

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Youth

Non-formal and informal learning opportunities in the youth field, both for young people and youth workers.

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Sport

Generating, sharing and spreading experiences and knowledge about different issues affecting sport at the European level.

It's more than just experience - it's a way of life.