Erasmus+ is the EU program for education, training, youth and sport in Europe. It enables Europeans to study, train, gain work experience or volunteer abroad.
Erasmus+ centres on funding mobility for learning and transnational cooperation. The exchange of good practices in the field of education and youth is key. In terms of sport, the programme primarily focuses on cooperation projects and popular sport.
The program aims to contribute to growth, employment, social justice and inclusion in the framework of the "Europe 2020 Strategy" as well as to the objectives of "ET2020".
The programme is open to all learners, teachers and trainers in all public and private institutions actively involved in delivering education, vocational training or youth or sport activities. Erasmus+ also funds non-formal learning experiences and activities in all sectors.
Key Action 1: Mobility
Mobility of individuals
(Contact person for Mobility: International Office)
Key Action 2: Cooperation
Strategic partnerships and knowledge alliances between organisations, institutions and initiatives, for collaborating on and fostering innovation and exchanging good practices
Key Action 3: Support for Policy Reform
Activities aimed at supporting innovative reform agendas, policy dialogues and knowledge transfer in the fields of education, training and youth
ERASMUS + (2021-2027)
For the new programme period around €26 billion is availabe. Publication of programme information is expected for Spring 2021.
Fields of education and training
Four national agencies implement the EU’s Erasmus+ programme in Germany.
Higher education cooperation - DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Education - PAD (Educational Exchange Service)
VET and adult education - BIBB (German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training)
Youth in Action - JFE (YOUTH for Europe)
Sport - EACEA (Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency)