Agreement reached on new support programme for education, training, youth and sport (Erasmus+)
The Irish Presidency has today secured agreement on Erasmus+ among EU Member States and with the European Parliament.
Erasmus+ (2014-2020) is the new €16bn framework programme for education, training, youth and sport. The programme brings together the Lifelong Learning Programme (Leonardo, Comenius, Grundtvig, Erasmus and Jean Monnet actions), Youth in Action and
five other international programmes including Erasmus Mundus and Tempus into one single and simplified programme.
This new programme will focus on formal and informal learning across EU borders to improve the skills and employability of students, educators and workers. Named after the highly successful Erasmus student exchange programme (EuRopean Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students),
the new framework will build on this well-known and respected EU brand through an enhanced focus on student and educator mobility, reform of existing overlapping structures and greater co-operation in the field of education with non-EU countries.
For the first time, sport will be a core component with a focus on grassroots activities, inclusivity and cooperation.
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