Erasmus+: The new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth, and Sport for 2014-2020.
The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion; a 40% increase compared to current spending levels, reflecting the EU's commitment to investing in these areas.
Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.
Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training, and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.
Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training, and Youth; it will for the first time also provide support for Sport.
Source: European Commission, Erasmus+