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Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for 20142020. It involves opportunities for higher education students to learn abroad, including studies and traineeships in businesses.

The aim of Erasmus+ is to contribute to the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity and inclusion, as well as the aims of ET2020, the EU's strategic framework for education and training.

Erasmus+ also aims to promote the sustainable development of its partners in the field of higher education, and contribute to achieving the objectives of the EU Youth Strategy.

Specific issues tackled by the programme include:

Reducing unemployment, especially among young people

Promoting adult learning, especially for new skills and skills required by the labour market.

Encouraging young people to take part in European democracy

Supporting innovation, cooperation and reform

Reducing early school leaving

Promoting cooperation and mobility with the EU's partner countries


                                                  One integrated Programme




3 main type of KEY ACTION are being considered for new approach for stronger focus on EU value added and establish a streamlined program with more cross-sectoral partnerships with world of work

Learning mobility

of individuals (KA1)

Cooperation for innovation

and exchange of good practices (KA2)

Support for policy reform (KA3)

Staff mobility, in particular for teachers,lecturers, school leaders and youth workers


Mobility for higher education students,vocational education and training students


Student loan guarantee


Joint Master degrees


Mobility for higher education for EU and non-EU beneficiaries

Volunteering and youth exchanges

Strategic partnerships between education/training or youth organisations and other relevant actors


Large scale partnerships between education and training establishments and business: Knowledge Alliances & Sector Skills alliances


IT-Platforms including




Cooperation with third countries and focus on neighbourhood countries

Open method of Coordination


Prospective initiatives


EU recognition tools


Dissemination & exploitation


Policy dialogue with stakeholders, third countries and international organisations