What is Erasmus+?
Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad.
Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn’t just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations.
Erasmus+ has opportunities for people of all ages, helping them develop and share knowledge and experience at institutions and organisations in different countries.
Erasmus+ has opportunities for a wide range of organisations, including universities, education and training providers, think-tanks, research organisations, and private businesses.
Erasmus+ also aims to promote the sustainable development of its partners in the field of higher education, and contribute to achieving the objectives of the EU Youth Strategy.
Specific issues tackled by the programme include:
- Reducing unemployment, especially among young people
- Promoting adult learning, especially for new skills and skills required by the labour market.
- Encouraging young people to take part in European democracy
- Supporting innovation, cooperation and reform
- Reducing early school leaving
- Promoting cooperation and mobility with the EU’s partner countries
Our project is part of Key Action 2
The aim of this Action is to provide platform that enables exchange of knowledge and working together in partnership. Organisations could initiate innovative programmes that promote creativity, employability multidisciplinary teaching and learning. In addition, this Action encourages capacity-building projects with Partner Countries that foster internationalisation process.
Capacity Building in the field of youth
Capacity-building projects in the field of youth cover a range of activities that encourage cooperation between organisations active in youth, education, training and other socio-economic sectors in Programme and Partner Countries from different regions of the world.
These projects aim to recognize and improve youth work, non-formal learning and volunteering and link them to education systems and the labour market. They also support regional and transnational non-formal learning mobility schemes to encourage the participation of youth in society.
Examples of capacity-building activities
- Conferences, workshops and meetings
- Large-scale youth events
- Information and awareness campaigns
- Communication and media tools
- Development of methods, curricula, training and documentation such as Youthpass
- Open and flexible learning materials, virtual cooperation, open educational resources (OER)