Erasmus+ Program

What is the program about?

Erasmus+ is the EU program for promotion of education, training, youth and sports in Europe. It is envisioned to provide opportunities to more than 4 mln Europeans for studying, internships, gaining experience or working on volunteer basis abroad in 2014-2020.


What is the main goal of the program?

The program is about building strong partnerships between education and business to promote innovation and competitiveness, at the same time incentivizing employment with a special focus on youth unemployment.


What is the budget of the program?

The budget of the program is EUR 14.7 bln.


Who is eligible to apply under the program?

The main activities of the program include:

  • Mobility for education purposes of individuals;
  • Innovations and good practices;
  • Support for policy reform.

The second of those activities is the most relevant for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). It focuses on strategic partnerships in education, alliances of knowledge, sectoral alliances of skills, capacity building in higher education and youth.


What are the deadlines for application in calls for proposals under the program?

Each call for proposals specifies a concrete application deadline.


How can you apply under the program?

Every year on the website of the Program a call for proposals is announced with the possibilities for organizations and individuals involved in education, training, youth and sports. The call specifies the objectives of the program and a general review of the activities along which it is organized, eligible participants, budgets, duration of projects and deadlines.

Some specific calls for proposals are announced centrally on the website of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.


For more information
For more information

Additional information about Erasmus+ is available on the website of:


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