Erasmus+. EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport
Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. The 2021-2027 programme places a strong focus on social inclusion, the green and digital transitions, and promoting young people’s participation in democratic life.
Erasmus+ (2021-2029) represents the second stage of the one already developed in the 2014-2020 period, which in turn replaced the EU programs in the field of education, training and youth from the 2007-2013 period: Lifelong Learning Program (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius and Grundtvig), Youth in Action, international cooperation programs in the educational field (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink) and the program for cooperation with industrialized countries.
Erasmus+ is the EU program to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe and has an estimated budget of €26.2 billion. This is almost double the funding of the program that preceded it in the period 2014-2020. For the period 2021-2027, the program places particular emphasis on social inclusion, green and digital transitions, and fostering the participation of young people in democratic life. It supports the priorities and activities established in the European Education Area, the Digital Education Action Plan and the European Skills Agenda. The program also supports the European Pillar of Social Rights, implements the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027, and develops the European dimension of sport.
Areas of application of the Program
1. Education and training at all levels, with a lifelong learning perspective, including school education (Comenius), higher education (Erasmus), international higher education (Erasmus Mundus), vocational education and training ( Leonardo da Vinci) and adult learning (Grundtvig).
2. Youth (Youth in Action), in particular non-formal and informal learning.
3. Sport, in particular grassroots sport.
Any organization, public or private, active in the fields of education, training, youth and grassroots sport, may apply for funding from the Programme. The Erasmus+ program is administered by the European Commission (executive body of the EU), the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) and a number of national agencies in the Program Countries and some Associated Countries.
Erasmus+ is open to many people and organisations, although admission criteria vary by action and country. Individuals can take part in many opportunities funded by Erasmus+, although most do so through an organization participating in the programme. Admission criteria for individuals and organizations depend on the country where they are located. Eligible countries are divided into two groups: Program Countries and Associated Countries. Program Countries can participate in all Erasmus+ actions, while Associated Countries can only participate in some and under certain conditions.
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