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Erasmus+ Youth: Cultural openness in terms of numbers

Erasmus+ prides itself on broadening young people's view of the world and openness to other cultures. Ever wondered how much? The RAY, short for Research-based analysis of Erasmus+ Youth in Action, has all the details.

Erasmus+ Generation Declaration: 30 proposals on the future of Erasmus+

Reflecting on 30 years of mobility under Erasmus+, the Erasmus+ Generation has put forward 30 concrete proposals on the future of the Erasmus+ programme beyond 2020. They have high hopes for the future: a larger, simplified and more ambitious Erasmus+ programme that will not only help Europe tackle the most pressing societal challenges, but also bridge the skills gap, increase civic engagement; shape society around shared values; reach out to the most disadvantaged; and foster cooperation with the rest of the world.

From Erasmus to Erasmus+: wrapping up the 30th anniversary celebrations in style

2017 ends with record-breaking figures for Erasmus+. According to the 2016 Annual Report, a budget increase of 7.5% allowed the programme to support 21,000 projects during 2016, 15% more than the previous year. Furthermore, since 2014, more than 2 million participants have benefitted from mobility grants. Expectations for the future run high, as reflected by the 30 proposals that make up the Erasmus+ Generation Declaration, presented together with the Annual Report at the closing event of the Erasmus+ 30th anniversary campaign on 30 November in Brussels – the icing on the cake of a celebratory campaign that saw more than 750,000 people take part in over 1,900 events across 44 countries.

Are you ready for 2018? Submit a proposal now!

The European Commission has published the Erasmus+ 2018 Call for Proposals. €2.7 billion in funding is available for education, training, youth and sport projects - more than ever before. With this increased budget, Erasmus+ will provide an unprecedented number of opportunities for individuals and organisations in Europe and beyond. Discover the major novelties and changes in the Programme Guide. It provides detailed information on how to apply in all official EU languages. Get prepared for 2018!

In the spotlight: Erasmus+ opens up your mind

Erasmus+ provides people with the competences needed to lead independent, fulfilling lives. It helps them find their place in our societies and develop a sense of a European identity – one that complements our national, regional and local identities.

Quality in learning mobility in the youth field: a new handbook in the works

Learning mobility is increasingly being employed as an educational tool both in formal and non-formal contexts, so issues of quality have become a more pressing concern than before. For a good reason: good quality in learning mobility will ensure that outcomes are optimised and that processes of recognition are facilitated. The European Platform for Learning Mobility can point the way forward.

Erasmus+ 30th anniversary campaign closing event – save the date!

After a year full of events triggering plenty of emotions, memories and exciting developments for the future of the programme, the closing event of the Erasmus+ 30th anniversary campaign lies a few weeks ahead. Save the date and come join us in Brussels on November the 30th to cheer one last time to three decades of mobility and exchanges under Erasmus+.

In the spotlight: Quality in teaching and learning

Under the Erasmus+ programme, the merits of an international or skills-building experience are not only important for students, apprentices and volunteers. Our teachers and trainers can also benefit from exchanges that foster long-term pedagogical innovation. This in turn bolsters the teachers and trainers themselves, their fellow colleagues and learners, and society more broadly.

Learning a language in youth projects

Too tired to take evening language classes, but want to enhance your language skills? Take part in an exciting youth exchange or European Voluntary Service project abroad and learn a language from zero! We have proof that it works.

Enhance your sports event with an EVS volunteer!

Did you know that sport organisations can apply for Erasmus+ European Voluntary Service (EVS) funding? Volunteering in sport is a rather common concept but not all sport organisations take advantage of the opportunity to have EVS volunteers help them out. Read how EVS took part in the UEFA European Championship (Euro 2016).

Erasmus+ boosts your language skills

In August, Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support (OLS) hit the milestone of almost 1,000,000 users! Future updates promise bespoke access for Erasmus+ beneficiaries and brand new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) tailor-made to the needs of participants going abroad. Check out these updates and learn about the results of other Erasmus+ projects focused on enhancing language skills.

Celebrate the European Day of Languages on 26 September!

The European Day of Languages, held yearly on 26 September, celebrates Europe’s linguistic diversity. Many Erasmus+ initiatives take part to honour the wide variety of languages spoken. Find out which public events are going on in your country this year!

Looking for the right time to #BeActive? It’s NOW

When was the last time you were active? Have you awakened your volleyball or Frisbee skills with some friends in the park lately? How about going for a run after work or simply taking the stairs instead of the lift? Join us for the European Week of Sport, 23-29 September. It is a great opportunity to discover the many fun ways for all of us to be – and stay – active.