The new UE Erasmus+ programme aims to support actions in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period 2014-2020.

Erasmus+ provides grants for a wide range of actions and activities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport. The programme gives opportunities to students, trainees, staff and volunteers to spend a period abroad to increase their skills and employability. It supports organisations to work in transnational partnership and to share innovative practices in the fields of education, training and youth.

 

Opportunities for students to learn abroad, including:

  • Studies, including at Master's level;
  • Traineeships in businesses.
  • Erasmus+ Master loans

 

Opportunities for staff to undertake professional development activities, including:

  • Training or teaching;
  • Attending workshops delivered by businesses.

 

Cooperation between institutions:

  • Deliver joint masters’ programmes in a consortium of higher education institutions from participating countries.

 

Cooperation with businesses:

  • Companies and higher education institutions can work together to share knowledge.

 

(from official page of European Commission: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm)