ERASMUS+: The programme

Erasmus+, the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport, funds not only the well-known mobility of individual persons but also projects in all sectors of education and training, as well as additionally in the fields of youth and sports. The programme is closely linked to the “Europe 2020” strategy and the “Education and training 2020 strategy” (ET2020).

The superordinate objectives of the programme are:

  • Renewing curricula in all educational sectors and extending them in terms of labour-market relevant skills;
  • Improving teaching and learning methods through the innovative use of modern information and communication technologies;
  • Encouraging partnerships with business to increase European competitiveness.

Erasmus+ is divided into three Key Actions and two Specific Actions. The higher education projects menu item does not address mobility (Key Action 1) but instead deals entirely with the project opportunities offered through the programme: