ERASMUS + (2014-2020)
What is Erasmus +?
‘Erasmus for All’ is the new programme proposed by the European Commission for education, training, youth and sport. It started in 2014 and significantly increased the funds allocated for the development of knowledge and skills. ‘Erasmus for All’ is based on the premise that investing in education and training is the key to unlocking people's potential, regardless of their age or background. It fosters personal development, encourages the evolution of new skills and expands job prospects.
What will Erasmus + support?
The streamlined manner in which ‘Erasmus for All’ operates allows for more grants for students, trainees, teachers and others. It is believed that by benefiting these individuals the economy of the EU as a whole benefits as well.
Opportunities for mobility and cooperation will be significantly strengthened under the new programme: in particular, there will be more funding available for study, training, teaching and volunteering opportunities abroad for higher education and vocational students, trainees, teachers, trainers and youth workers. There will also be more opportunities for education and training institutions or youth organisations to engage in partnerships to exchange good practice and with businesses to promote innovation and employability, as well as greater support for IT platforms, such as e-twinning, to connect schools and other learning providers via the internet.