Programme guide

The Erasmus+ Programme Guide is the key document for anyone who would like to have thorough knowledge of the Erasmus+ programme.

Participants and participating organisations can find full details in there of all the opportunities supported by Erasmus+.

The 2018 Programme Guide is available as an online version, with a more user-friendly, accessible format to make it easier to find information, as well as a PDF version.

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What is it?

The Erasmus+ Programme Guide, incorporating the corrigendum of 15/12/2017 and the corrigendum of 10/08/2018 is an integral part of the 2018 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals and its corrigendum, published on 15/12/2017.

Organisations and institutions seeking funding in the framework of this call must comply with the conditions for participation and funding expressed in this Guide.

The document provides information on:

  • the priorities of the programme,
  • the actions supported,
  • the funding available for different actions,
  • detailed information on participation.

Which language versions are available?

The Programme Guide is currently available in the following languages:

bg cs da de et el en es fr it lv
lt hr hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi

In the case of conflicting meanings between language versions, the English version prevails.

How to apply?

Organisations are invited to submit applications online to the National Agency in the relevant country, via the Erasmus+ forms website, or to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.

The 2018 online application forms and related documents are currently being prepared and will be available on the websites of either the National Agencies or the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, depending on the actions concerned.

Individuals seeking to apply should contact their organisation, institution, or educational establishment.

What are the main changes?

The main changes introduced in 2018 include:

  • Additional opportunities for Erasmus+ higher education students to carry out traineeships aimed at gaining digital skills;
  • The ErasmusPro initiative under VET mobility projects to boost long term mobility for VET learners;
  • A new "Schools Exchange Partnerships" format under Strategic Partnerships to help schools better finding their way into cooperation projects;
  • The action "Sector Skills Alliances" has been reintroduced to this Programme Guide;
  • The funding rules for most actions have been fine-tuned;

As in 2017, the 2018 Programme Guide places a special focus on encouraging projects supporting social inclusion (notably of refugees and migrants), as well as preventing radicalisation.

Where to find out more?

Organisations seeking further information on the process can contact their National Agency, National Office or the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels.

Where to find previous versions of the guide?

The previous versions of the 2018 Programme Guide include:

The previous versions of the 2017 Programme Guide include:

The previous versions of the 2016 Programme Guide include:

The previous versions of the 2015 Programme Guide (which only apply to the 2015 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals) are available below:

The 2014 Programme Guide is also available for consultation, but applies only to the 2014 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals.

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