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Erasmus+ — EU transnational partnerships in education, training, youth and sport

Erasmus+ — EU transnational partnerships in education, training, youth and sport

 

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EU) No 1288/2013 establishing ‘Erasmus+’: the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

Erasmus+ aims to:

  • allow young people to gain skills and knowledge abroad to improve their employability;
  • improve teaching quality, innovation excellence of education and training organisations;
  • complement member countries' policy efforts to modernise their education and vocational training systems;
  • increase the international dimension of education and training by means of partnerships between EU and partner-country higher education and vocational education and training (VET) institutions;
  • improve language teaching and learning;
  • support excellence in teaching and research in European integration among academics, students and citizens;
  • support organisations active in grass-roots sport (mainly public bodies and clubs) to exploit the potential of sport in promoting social inclusion and address the threats of doping, match-fixing, racism and intolerance.

KEY POINTS

Eligibility

Erasmus+ is open to all EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, as well as countries that have applied for EU membership and potential applicants. Partner countries, notably those covered by the EU's neighbourhood policy, will be eligible for study and training opportunities, as well as youth activities.

Implementation and participation

Actions under Erasmus+ are divided between decentralised (managed in each country by national agencies) or centralised which are managed by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels.

Budget

The overall budget allocation is €14.775 billion over the 2014-2020 period.

It is broken down as follows:

  • 77.5% to education and training;
  • 10% to youth;
  • 3.5% to the Student Loan Guarantee Facility (for students undertaking a second-cycle degree, such as a Master's);
  • 1.9% to Jean Monnet (European integration teaching & research);
  • 1.8% to sport;
  • 3.4% as operating grants to national agencies; and
  • 1.9% administrative expenditure.

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

It has applied since 1 January 2014.

BACKGROUND

For more information, see:

MAIN DOCUMENT

Regulation (EU) No 1288/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 establishing ‘Erasmus+’: the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport and repealing Decisions No 1719/2006/EC, No 1720/2006/EC and No 1298/2008/EC (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, pp. 50-73)

Successive amendments to Regulation EU No 1288/2013 have been incorporated in the basic text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

RELATED DOCUMENT

Regulation (EU) 2018/1475 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 2 October 2018 laying down the legal framework of the European Solidarity Corps and amending Regulation (EU) No 1288/2013, Regulation (EU) No 1293/2013 and Decision No 1313/2013/EU (OJ L 250, 4.10.2018, pp. 1-20)

last update 25.06.2014

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