Erasmus +

Working towards knowledge-sharing, education and training to enhance individual and collective mobility: ERASMUS +

Encouraging mobility and cooperation projects in Europe, the Erasmus+ programme is an integral part of the EU 2020 strategy. It aims to boost skills and employability, to support innovation within education and training institutions and encourage international cooperation. It also aims to promote the transparent and coherent use, at a European level, of tools to recognise and validate knowledge and skills, and to encourage cooperation between European and non-European countries.


Erasmus + takes the form of 3 ‘key actions’:

  • Supporting mobility in education and training across Europe for students and professionals of all ages and at all levels of education. Some projects might involve travelling to or from partner countries outside of Europe. This key action targets members of education and training teams, young people in or having just finished training, and professionals and decision-makers in the higher education and youth sectors.
  • Cooperation for innovation and the sharing of good practices. International cooperation projects and the sharing of experiences between organisations are boosted. All sectors are targeted – school and college teaching, professional training, adult education and the youth sector.
  • Support for policy reform. Policy reform is aimed at strengthening tools and instruments to facilitate mobility within Europe, as well as the coordination of member states in the field of education, training and youth. Two specific actions, the Jean Monnet initiative (which encourages teaching, research and discussion of European Union history, politics, economics etc.), and cooperation in the field of sport complete this new programme.

Next calls for proposals

  • Mobility: February 2015 (more information available in November 2014)
  • Cooperation for innovation and strategic partnerships: February 2015 (more information available in November 2014)

The role of culture and creative professionals

Training is open and wide-ranging, comprising both formal and informal training. The Erasmus programme allows us to undertake training and share work practices by visiting other organisations and hosting other European professionals, developing skills and knowledge networks, and increasing the mobility of audiences both young and old.

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