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Erasmus+: EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport

The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as to modernise education, training, and youth work. The programme is targeted at institutions and organisations in the fields of school education, vocational and training, higher education, adult education and youth.

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The programme supports studying and learning abroad for young people and students, and also staff mobility for educators, and youth workers.

Furthermore, Erasmus+ supports transnational partnerships among education, training and youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation, and to bridge the worlds of education and work.  

In the field of sports, the programme supports grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.

Preschools, primary, secondary and upper secondary schools, vocational education institutions and higher education institutions as well as adult education and the field of youth can apply for grants to European mobility and cooperation projects through Erasmus+.

In 2015, more than €2.2 million have been allocated to Danish applicants wishing to participate in European mobility projects and partnerships across Europe's borders.

In 2014, new projects were launched with support from Erasmus+. The projects focused on the prevention of early school leaving, new technology in schools, improved language skills of pupils at vocational education institutions and re-skilling and up-skilling of adult learners. 

About Erasmus+

Erasmus+ was launched January 1, 2014 and brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of education, training, and youth. As something new, it will for the first time provide support for sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the education, training, youth and sport sectors. 

The programme will grant €14.7 billion to mobility and strategic partnerships as well as policy making within the European countries from 2014 to 2020.

last modified Feb 09, 2017