Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport.

It aims to boost skills and employability as well as modernise education, training, and youth work and promote innovation, entrepreneurship and employability across Europe. The funding will help people to study, train, gain work experience or volunteer abroad. It also supports transnational partnerships between education, training and youth organisations as well as grassroots sport projects.

The British Council manages the Erasmus+ programme in the UK, in partnership with Ecorys UK and the Erasmus+ website has detailed information about all the programmes on offer.

Erasmus+ is aimed at:

  • schools;
  • further and higher education institutions;
  • vocational education and training providers;
  • adult education; and
  • youth organisations actively involved in delivering formal and non-formal education, training and youth work.

It will also provide funding for partnerships between, for example, educational institutions, youth organisations, enterprises, local and regional authorities and NGOs.

Erasmus+ succeeds the former Erasmus, Comenius, Youth in Action, Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal programmes which ran from 2007-2013.

Please visit the Erasmus+ website for full details on applying.