Programme Guide Online

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Part B - Information about the actions covered by this guide

In this Part readers will find, for all of the Actions and activities covered by the Erasmus+ Programme Guide, the following information:

 

  • a description of their objectives and expected impact;
  • a description of the supported activities;
  • tables presenting the criteria which are used to assess project proposals;
  • additional information useful in order to have a good understanding of the type of projects supported;
  • a description of the funding rules.

 

Before submitting an application, applicants are advised to read carefully the entire section concerning the Action under which you wish to apply. Applicants are also advised to read carefully the complementary information provided in Annex I of this Guide.

Education and Training

Opportunities in higher education, vocational education and training, school education and adult education.

Which Actions are supported?

The following sections "Key Action 1", "Key Action 2" and "Key Action 3" present concrete Actions that are designed to achieve the Programme objectives in the field of education and training. Among these Actions, the ones mainly - but not exclusively - connected with the field of education and training are:

 

  • Mobility projects for learners and staff in higher education and vocational education and training (VET);
  • Mobility projects for staff in school education and adult education;
  • Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees;
  • Erasmus+ Master Loans;
  • Strategic Partnerships;
  • Knowledge Alliances;
  • Sector Skills Alliances;
  • Capacity Building in the field of higher education.

 

The Key Action 3 section also provides information about Erasmus+ activities in support to education and training policies, involving policy analysis and peer learning, initiatives for policy innovation, tools and networks, cooperation with international organisations and dialogue with policy makers, and stakeholder organisations. These activities are implemented through specific calls for proposals managed directly by the European Commission or by its Executive Agency. For more information, please visit the websites of the Commission and of the Executive Agency.

What are the aims of these Actions?

Specific objectives

The specific objectives pursued by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of education and training are 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;
  • 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;
  • 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 EU transparency and recognition tools and the dissemination of good practices;
  • enhance the international dimension of education and training, in particular through cooperation between Programme 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 EU's external action, including its development objectives, through the promotion of mobility and cooperation between Programme and Partner-Country higher education institutions and targeted capacity building in Partner Countries;
  • improve the teaching and learning of languages and promote the EU's broad linguistic diversity and intercultural awareness.

Youth

Non-formal and informal learning opportunities in the youth field.

Which Actions are supported?

The following sections "Key Action 1", Key Action 2" and "Key Action 3" present concrete Actions that are designed to achieve the Programme objectives in the field of youth. Among these Actions, the ones mainly - but not exclusively - connected with the field of youth (non-formal and informal learning) are:

 

  • Mobility projects for young people (Youth Exchanges and Volunteering) and youth workers;
  • Large-scale European Voluntary Service events;
  • Strategic Partnerships;
  • Capacity Building in the field of youth;
  • Meetings between young people and decision-makers in the field of youth.

 

The Key Action 3 section also provides information about Erasmus+ Actions in support of youth policies, involving policy analysis and peer learning, prospective initiatives, tools and networks, cooperation with international organisations, dialogue with stakeholder organisations, which will be promoted under Erasmus+ in support of youth systems. These Actions are implemented through specific calls for proposals managed by the European Commission's Executive Agency or directly by the European Commission. For more information, visit the websites of the Commission and of the Executive Agency.

What are the aims of these Actions?

Specific objectives

 

The specific objectives pursued by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth are 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;
  • foster quality improvements in youth work, in particular through enhanced cooperation between organisations in the youth field and/or other stakeholders;
  • 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 EU transparency and recognition tools and the dissemination of good practices;
  • enhance the international dimension of youth activities and enhance the capacity of youth workers and organisations in their support for young people in complementarity with the European Union's external action, in particular through the promotion of mobility and cooperation between stakeholders from Programme and Partner Countries and international organisations.

 

Over the 2014-2020 period, 10% of the budget will be allocated in support of non-formal and informal learning opportunities in the youth field.