Erasmus+ is a European Union programme providing support to cooperation projects in the following three fields:
- Education and training
The aims of the Erasmus+ programme in the field of education and training are:
- To enhance and support development of all levels of education and training
- To strengthen the links among formal, informal and non-formal education and learning
- To enhance cooperation between education and labor market
- To create added values for European education and a European dimension in education
- To support cooperation among participating countries in defining education policies
Erasmus+ programme also focuses on strengthening the potential of Youth for active participation in civil society, development of leadership skills, solidarity and understanding among cultures.
For the field of Sport, Erasmus+ aims to support cooperation and networking among sport organizations as well as to support projects that can indirectly contribute towards mitigation of social and economic aspects of physical inactivity.
Erasmus+ promotes recognition of qualifications in education, open access to education materials, documents and media created through funded projects, an international dimension of activity, multilingualism, equity and inclusion.
Erasmus+ programme will cover the period 2014-2020. After that the program will of course continue, but maybe with slightly different aims and objectives.
The total funding allocation for the whole period is 14.7 billion Euros.
Please note the following:
The Erasmus+ programme differentiates between programme countries and partner countries, as regards possible modalities of participation of their institutions. Programme countries are European Union countries, Macedonia, Island, Lichtenstein, Norway and Turkey. Republic of Serbia has become a full member of the Erasmus + programme, i.e. a programme country from 2019 call. Partner countries can be those countries neighboring the EU, as well as all the other countries in the world.
Erasmus+ is a successor programme of four EU programmes in which Serbia participated in the period 2007-2013, i.e. Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, Lifelong Learning Programme and Youth in Action programme. Some of the projects funded within former programmes are still on-going.
Who implements the Erasmus+ programme?
Erasmus+ programme is managed by:
- European commission
- European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)
- National Agencies in programme countries
- National Erasmus+ offices in partner countries