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New program “Erasmus +” promotes the mobility of young people

erasmus mini-featurePhiren Amenca is pleased to inform you that the Council of the European Union adopted on December 3, 2013 the regulation establishing  “ERASMUS+”, the Union Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period 2014-2020. The new program brings together the current programs in education, training and youth – Comenius, Erasmus, Erasmus Mundus, Leonardo da Vinci and Grundtvig – and for the first time, introduced sport as a specific sector. These sub-programs retain their current names, as they are known to the European public.

Two million students in higher education, 650,000 vocational students and over 500,000 young people will be supported to study, to attend training or perform volunteer work abroad. Students who wish to pursue a master abroad will benefit by a new system involvement, managed by the European Investment Fund.

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).

European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou said “Investing in education, training and research is the best investment we can make for Europe’s future. Each year, the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Comenius, Grundtvig) and the Marie Curie Actions enable more than 400 000 people to study, work, volunteer or do research abroad. This experience enhances their skills, personal development and job prospects – and it can also contribute to overcoming the crisis.”

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ERASMUS+ program guide (PDF)