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New opportunities for schools with Erasmus+

The Erasmus+ programme offers plenty of possibilities to teachers and other school staff who wish to work with their peers across Europe, and 2018 will be richer than ever with opportunities for schools.

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.

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.

Which policies can best support schools as learning organisations?

Erasmus+ does not only fund projects, but also supports policy cooperation between EU Member States. The Working Group on Schools, an expert group of education ministries and stakeholder organisations from more than 30 countries, has published a new report identifying examples of policies and initiatives from across Europe. It aimed at raising quality and equity in school, and concludes that support should be directed towards teachers and school leaders in their daily practices and professional development.

Sport project helps reduce early school leaving

Sport has many virtues and can be used, among many other things, as a powerful leverage to motivate young people at risk of dropping out of school. The Erasmus+ project SMILE is a great case study of what can be achieved.

Multilingual classrooms: Erasmus+ is here to help all teachers!

With 24 official languages and inhabitants coming from all over the world, European classrooms can offer plenty of linguistic opportunities and challenge. With multilingualism fully in mind, Erasmus+ offers school teachers ideas and opportunities to improve their skills.

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.