ERASMUS + programme fully operational in 2014

ERASMUS + programme fully operational in 2014

The EU Council adopted today the regulation establishing “ERASMUS +”, the Union Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period 2014-2020. It brings together in a single programme activities previously covered by a number of separate programmes (including the Lifelong Learning Programme, Erasmus Mundus and Youth in Action)and it also covers activities in the new area of European competence, sport.

 

The new programme has a total budget of about €14.7 billion, which represents an increase of 40% compared to the precedent budget and can also benefit from additional funding from external action instruments (such as the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance, the Development Cooperation Instrument, the European Neighbourhood Instrument, as well as the European Development Fund).

 

Source: http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_Data/docs/pressdata/en/educ/139877.pdf