The application programme enables the implementation of mobility, partnership and policy activities in the fields of education and training in the higher education, public education, vocational training and adult learning sectors.
Europe needs to provide its citizens with the education, skills and creativity they need in a knowledge-based society. In our rapidly changing world, renewable education systems need to adapt to new forms of teaching and learning, taking advantage of new opportunities. Education, training, and non-formal learning are important factors in creating jobs and increasing Europe's competitiveness. For this purpose, Erasmus+ will provide € 14.7 billion between 2014 and 2020 to strengthen education, training, youth and sport in Europe.
Erasmus student mobility focuses on study and internships abroad.
The purpose of an application for study abroad is to enable students to gain professional, linguistic and cultural experience in a higher education institution in another country.
The purpose of an application for a traineeship is to support an internship with a company/organization in another European country, in order to help them acquire the skills needed in the labour market, and also to understand the economic and social culture of the host country. The host institution can be a company, a training institution, a research centre or another organization.