Erasmus+ is the European Initiative in support of education, training, youth and sport, across all sectors of lifelong learning – higher education, further education, adult education, schools and youth activities. With a budget of EUR14.5bn, Erasmus+ aims to boost skills and employability as well as to modernise education, training, and youth work across Europe. Annual calls for projects are launched every autumn under a number of Programmes. Most of the budget is allocated to mobility actions, for both students and educational staff, but there are also opportunities to support new innovative actions such as new training or educational models, and also skills and knowledge alliances where businesses and educational institutions come together to work on a joint vision for a particular sectors.

Erasmus+ also offers opportunities for young people and those working within the youth sector through the Youth in Action Programme, and for sport projects, and specially those actions looking at social inclusion, equal opportunity and the promotion of sports and physical activity, are covered by the Sport Programme.

Erasmus+ in Summary:

Key Action 1 (KA1) — Learning mobility of individuals

  • Mobility of individuals in the field of education, training and youth
  • Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees
  • Large Scale European Voluntary Service Events

Key Action 2 (KA2) — Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

  • Strategic partnerships in the field of education, training and youth
  • Knowledge Alliances
  • Sector Skills Alliances
  • Capacity building in the field of higher education
  • Capacity building in the field of youth

Key Action 3 (KA3) — Support for policy reform

  • Structured Dialogue: Meetings between young people and decision-makers in the field of youth

Jean Monnet activities

  • Jean Monnet Chairs
  • Jean Monnet Modules
  • Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence
  • Jean Monnet Support to Institutions and Associations
  • Jean Monnet Networks
  • Jean Monnet Projects


  • Collaborative partnerships in the sport field
  • Not-for-profit European sport events

Transnational partners are always required for any Erasmus+ project.

The projects calls are released on this link.