What is Erasmus Plus?
The ERASMUS Plus Programme is an European programme aiming to offer between 2014-2020 to more than 4 million Europeans the opportunity to study, form, gain professional experience and participate in volunteer programs in other countries. It funds transnational partnerships between various education, training and youth organizations and institutions, in order to cooperate and build bridges between the education system and the workforce to help bridge the skills gap needed today.
The name of the project refers to Dutch Renaissance humanist and theologian Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam. He studied at diverse European universities and described the education as a chance for modern people.
“Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.”
Who will benefit?
Apart from the students, the mobility offered by the Erasmus+ programme is dedicated for professors and universities’ staff as well. ERASMUS+ will allow:
>2 million higher education students;
>EU grants and training for about 4 million people and 125,000 institutions;
>500,000 young people will volunteer or participate in youth exchanges;
>650,000 vocational apprenticeships or traineeships abroad;
>200,000 Master’s degree loan scheme;
>25,000 joint master degree grants;
>800,000 educators and youth workers will acquire new teaching and learning methods abroad.
How to apply?
Organisations are invited to submit applications on-line to the National Agency in the relevant country or to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Individuals seeking to apply should contact their organisation, institution, or educational establishment.
What should I do?
If you are interested in participating in Erasmus Plus, contact the National Agency in your country or visit its website and ask about the possibilities suitable for you.
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