Erasmus + is the EU’s program to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of 14,700 million euros will give more than 4 million Europeans the opportunity to study, train and gain experience abroad.

But Erasmus +, which runs until 2020, is not just for students. As a result of the merger of seven previous programs, it offers opportunities to a wide variety of people and organizations.

Erasmus + contributes to the Europe 2020 Strategy for growth, jobs, social justice and inclusion, and to the objectives of the strategic framework for European cooperation in the field of education and training (ET 2020).

Erasmus + also wants to promote the sustainable development of partner countries in the field of higher education and contribute to the achievement of the goals of the EU Youth Strategy.

Within the program the following specific subjects are exposed:

  • Reduce unemployment, especially among young people
  • Encourage adult education, especially in the new skills and qualifications required by the labor market
  • Encourage young people to take part in the democratic life of Europe
  • Support innovation, cooperation and reforms
  • Reduce early school leaving
  • Promote cooperation and mobility with EU partner countries