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European Commission unveils details for Erasmus+

17 December 2013

The European Commission last week unveiled more details about the new Erasmus+ Programme including information regarding the first calls for proposals and a detailed programme guide. Following its adoption by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU, the programme will now officially start in January 2014 and will provide funding for activities in the fields of education, training, youth and sports until 2020.

It will bring together all current EU and international schemes in these areas, including the current Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius, Grundtvig), international programmes (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, EduLink and bilateral programmes) and the Youth in Action Programme.

The total indicative budget for Erasmus+ is €14.7 billion for 2014-2020, with €1.8 billion in funding due to be available in 2014.

Erasmus+ is structured as follows:

  • Key Action 1 – Mobility of individuals including: mobility of learners and staff; Joint Master Degrees; and the Master Student Loan Guarantee.
  • Key Action 2 – Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices including: strategic partnerships in the field of education, training and youth; Knowledge Alliances; Sector Skills Alliances; and capacity building projects.
  • Key Action 3 – Support for policy reforms including: knowledge in the field of education, training and youth; prospective initiatives to stimulate innovative policy development; support to European policy tools; cooperation with international organisations; and stakeholder dialogue, policy and programme promotion.
  • Jean Monnet Activities (including modules, chairs, centres of excellence, networks, projects focusing on EU studies)
  • Sport

The Erasmus+ Programme guide, which is an integral part of the call for proposals, includes the details of the actions being funded in 2014.

Specific deadlines for submissions are set for each type of actions, with the first deadlines – notably for mobility and Jean Monnet actions – in March 2014.

More information is available on the Erasmus+ website  and in the Erasmus+ Programme guide.

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