Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme provides support for a wide range of actions and activities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport. It runs from 2014 to 2020.
Erasmus+ funding is available to all sectors (or fields) of formal, informal and non-formal education. Structurally, Erasmus+ is divided into three ‘Key Actions’ describing the kind of project activities possible: KA1.Learning Mobility; KА2.Cooperation for Innovation and Good Practices; KА3.Support to Policy Reforms and Jean Monnet.
What are the programme objectives?
Erasmus+ aims to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe. It is open to education, training, youth and sport organisations across all sectors of lifelong learning, including school education, further and higher education, adult education and the youth sector.
These objectives are closely tied with the Europe 2020 strategy of achieving a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy by 2020 for all of Europe’s citizens. Fundamental goals for Erasmus+ include improving key competences and skills, and fostering partnerships between education and employment. The programme also seeks to promote European values as respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights.
Who can participate?
Erasmus+ is open to private or public organizations active in the fields of adult education, higher education, school education, sport, vocational education and training, and youth, in any participating country. While the programme enables individuals to travel, work, volunteer and study abroad, project applications from individuals themselves are not accepted. Only organizations can apply for funding and organize different activities for their staff or students.
Management and Structure
Management of the programme is divided between the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission, and National Agencies in the participating countries. The National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine assists the European Commission, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, the national authorities and higher education institutions in the implementation of the Erasmus+ programme.
You can find out more about the programme in our page which gives an overview of the programme and the funding opportunities. Erasmus+ Programme website: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm
Detailed information on these opportunities, inluding eligiblity criteria, is available in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide. An indicative funding guide for some centralised opportunities is also available.