Improving education and training opportunities across borders
For a better connection between vocational education and the labour market
Improving cross-border education
The purpose of the EU Programme for education, training, youth and sport, also known as Erasmus+, is to support education, training, youth and sport. The programme is designed to stimulate and improve cross-border education and training opportunities.
Who can apply for Erasmus+?
Applications can be submitted by any public or private organisation whose activities centre around education, vocational training, youth and sport. Certain components are available to groups of young people who are actively involved in youth work, albeit not necessarily as part of a youth organisation.
Erasmus+ includes the following components:
Comenius: for school education;
Erasmus: for all types of higher education in the participating countries;
Erasmus Mundus: for all types of activities pertaining to higher education between the participating countries and partner countries;
Leonardo da Vinci: for vocational education and training;
Grundtvig: for adult education;
Youth in action: for non-formal and informal learning related to youth;
Sport: for sport-related activities.
The programme supports a range of activities and actions:
Pertaining to education and training, these are: individual learning mobility; collaboration centred around innovation and the exchange of best practices; support of policy reformation; and the specific Jean Monnet activities;
Pertaining to youth: individual learning mobility, collaboration centred around innovation and the exchange of best practices; and support of policy reformation;
Pertaining to sport: support of cooperative partnerships; support for European non-profit sport events that involve multiple participating countries; support for stronger factual substantiation of the decision making; and dialogue with European stakeholders.
How much subsidy can you apply for?
The exact amount of the contribution is determined on a case-by-case basis.
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