Erasmus+ is the European Union’s programme for education, youth and athletics. Erasmus+ now comprises all former EU programmes for lifelong learning, youth and sport as well as the European cooperation programmes for higher education. The programme includes three key actions:
> Key action 1 – learning mobility for individuals
> Key action 2 – cooperation for the support of innovation and the exchange of well-established practices
> Key action 3 – political reform support
Erasmus+ has a budget of approximately 14,8 Mrd. € by 2020, more than four million people will have benefited from the EU funds. The seven-year programme is designed to improve skills and employability while also modernising the systems for education and job training and advancing services for children and youth. Information on Erasmus+ can be found on the European Commission’s website.