Erasmus Plus

The new Erasmus+ programme aims to support actions in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period 2014-2020.

Erasmus+ replaces seven programmes bringing together

  • The Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius and Grundtvig)
  • TheYouthinActionprogramme
  • Five international cooperation programmes (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink, the programme for cooperation with industrialized countries)
  • Thenewsportaction.

Erasmus + provides grants for a wide range of actions and activities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport. The programme gives opportunities to students, trainees, staff and volunteers to spend a period abroad to increase their skills and employability. It supports organizations to work in transnational partnership and to share innovative practices in the fields of education, training and youth. The new sport action will support grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.

The actions of the Erasmus + programmeare divided into decentralized actions and centralized actions. The decentralized actions are managed in each programme country by National Agencies that are appointed by their national authorities. The centralized actions are managed at a European level by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) located in Brussels. For strands of the Erasmus+ programme that work with countries outside the EU and other Programme Countries (i.e. Partner Countries), National Erasmus+ Officeshave been set up in a number of these eligible Partner Countries. For those interested in Programme Countries, National Agencies also have an International Contact Point for these strands.

For more information about the Erasmus+,
please, visit: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus_en.