Erasmus+

Are partners required?

Yes

Is mobility required/involved?

Yes

Key areas of focus

Education, training and skill development

Background

Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. It runs from 2014 to 2020 with a budget of €14.7 billion. 

Erasmus+ aims to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe. It is open to education, training, youth and sport organisations across all sectors of lifelong learning, including school education, further and higher education, adult education and the youth sector. It offers exciting opportunities for UK participants to study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad in Europe.

Key Facts

There are three 'Key Actions' that can be funded under Erasmus+. 'Key Actions' or 'Actions' is the collective name for activities and projects. 

  • Mobility (Key Action 1)
  • Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices (Key Action 2)
  • Support for Policy Reform (Key Action 3)

Find out more about the Key Actions.

As a general rule, it is not possible to apply for funding as an individual. Individuals wishing to get involved in the programme should speak to their organisation, school, college etc. However, opportunities do exist for informal groups of young people to apply for specific types of youth projects under Key Action 1 and 2. Your organisation must be legally registered in order to take part in the programme. Find out more about eligibility.

Relevant Region(s)

Organisations in all nations of the UK can apply. 

Erasmus+ is open to EU Member States and to other neighbouring countries. Find out more about participating countries.

UK Contact Point(s)

At the European level Erasmus+ is managed by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Find out more on their website

In the UK, Erasmus+ is managed by the UK National Agency, which is a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK. Find out more on their website.