What is Erasmus+?
Eramus+ is a subsidy program of the European Union that supports education, training, youth and sport in Europe. The Erasmus + programme aims to help generations of Europeans to become active citizens, with the skills, knowledge and experience to tackle the challenges facing our society, both now and in the years to come.
The 2021-2027 programme places a strong focus on social inclusion, the green and digital transitions, and promoting young people’s participation in democratic life.
It supports priorities and activities set out in the European Education Area, Digital Education Action Plan and the European Skills Agenda.
The programme also
- supports the European Pillar of Social Rights
- implements the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027
- develops the European dimension in sport
Erasmus+ offers mobility and cooperation opportunities in
- higher education
- vocational education and training
- school education (including early childhood education and care)
- adult education
- and sport
Erasmus + projects address many of the challenges that Europe faces, both now and in the years to come. There are projects that help us move towards a more circular, green economy, where little is wasted, and pollution is minimised. Other projects nurture the democratic process in Europe and its influence globally. There are projects that focus on inclusion of those who are socially or economically marginalised, while others help prepare today’s youth for an increasingly digital world.
The new European Commission has drafted six political priorities for the period to come. Discover the exisiting achievements of Erasmus + in the context of each of these priorities. Just click on those of interest to find out more.
Sustainability and climate change
A Europe fit for the digital age
Inclusion and diversity
Participation in democracy
National Agency Each European and partner country has a National Agency, who is taking care of the distribution and monitoring of the funds of the European Union regarding the Erasmus+ program. For the Netherlands this is a role taken care of from the NJI. NJI The Nationale Jeugd Instituut is the National Institute for Youth in the Netherlands. The institute is not only taking care of the funds of the European Union for youth, but also the national funds regarding education, youth participation and the improvement of the lives of children, young people and their educators.
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