The European Commission has today adopted the first annual work programme of the new Erasmus+. With a budget of €26.2 billion, (compared to €14.7 billion for 2014-2020), complemented with about €2.2 billion from EU’s external instruments, the new and revamped programme will fund learning mobility and cross-border cooperation projects for 10 million Europeans of all ages and all backgrounds. It will seek to be even more inclusive and to support the green and digital transitions, as set out in the European Education Area. Erasmus+ will also support the resilience of education and training systems in the face of the pandemic.
Today’s adoption paves the way for the first calls for proposals under the new Erasmus+, also published today. Any public or private body active in the fields of education, training, youth and sport can apply for funding, with the help of Erasmus+ national agencies based in all EU Member States and third countries associated to the programme.
Erasmus+ now allows for study abroad, traineeships, apprenticeships, and staff exchanges in education, training, youth and sport. It is open to school pupils, higher education and vocational education and training students, youth workers and sport coaches.
A press release with more information is available here.
A factsheet on new Erasmus+ 2021-2027 programme is available here.