Union programme for education, training, youth and sport 2014-2020 Erasmus+ Open!

Objectives

The Programme shall contribute to the achievement of:
  • The objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy, including the headline education target.
  • Tthe objectives of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training ('ET 2020') including the corresponding benchmarks.
  • The sustainable development of partner countries in the field of higher education.
  • The overall objectives of the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018).
  • The objective of developing the European dimension in sport, in particular grassroots sport, in line with the Union work plan for sport.
  • The promotion of European values.

Education and training

(a) to improve the level of key competences and skills, with particular regard to their relevance for the labour market and their contribution to a cohesive society, in particular through increased opportunities for learning mobility and through strengthened cooperation between the world of education and training and the world of work.

(b) to foster quality improvements, innovation excellence and internationalisation at the level of education and training institutions, in particular through enhanced transnational cooperation between education and training providers and other stakeholders;

(c) to promote the emergence and raise awareness of a European lifelong learning area designed to complement policy reforms at national level and to support the modern­isation of education and training systems, in particular through enhanced policy cooperation, better use of Union transparency and recognition tools and the dissemination of good practices.

(d) to enhance the international dimension of education and training, in particular through cooperation between Union and partner-country institutions in the field of VET and in higher education, by increasing the attractiveness of European higher education institutions and supporting the Union's external action, including its development objec­tives, through the promotion of mobility and cooperation between the Union and partner-country higher education institutions and targeted capacity-building in partner coun­tries;

(e) to improve the teaching and learning of languages and to promote the Union's broad linguistic diversity and inter­cultural awareness;

(f) to promote excellence in teaching and research activities in European integration through the Jean Monnet

 

Youth

(a) to improve the level of key competences and skills of young people, including those with fewer opportunities, as well as to promote participation in democratic life in Europe and the labour market, active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity, in particular through increased learning mobility opportunities for young people, those active in youth work or youth organisations and youth leaders, and through strengthened links between the youth field and the labour market.

(b) to foster quality improvements in youth work, in particular through enhanced cooperation between organisations in the youth field and/or other stakeholders.

(c) to complement policy reforms at local, regional and national level and to support the development of knowledge and evidence-based youth policy as well as the recognition of non-formal and informal learning, in particular through enhanced policy cooperation, better use of Union transparency and recognition tools and the dissemination of good practices.

(d) to enhance the international dimension of youth activities and the role of youth workers and organisations as support structures for young people in complementarity with the Union's external action, in particular through the promotion of mobility and cooperation between the Union and partner-country stakeholders and international organisations and through targeted capacity-building in partner countries.

 

Sport

a) to tackle cross-border threats to the integrity of sport, such as doping, match-fixing and violence, as well as all kinds of intolerance and discrimination.

(b) to promote and support good governance in sport and dual careers of athletes.

(c) to promote voluntary activities in sport, together with social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity through increased participation in, and equal access to, sport for all.

 

Actions

Education and training

  • Learning mobility of individuals.
  • Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good prac­tices.
  • Support for policy reform.
 
Youth
  • Learning mobility of individuals.
  • Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good prac­tices.
  • Support for policy reform.
 
Sport
  • Support for collaborative partnerships.
  • Support for not-for-profit European sport events involving several Programme countries and contributing to the objectives.
  • Support for strengthening the evidence base for policy-making.
  • Dialogue with relevant European stakeholders.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the programme is:

  • 14.774,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

Further information about the programme

Useful documents

Official webpage of the programme