Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. It runs for seven years, from 2014 to 2020, with organisations invited to apply for funding each year to undertake creative and worthwhile activities. Erasmus+ aims to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe.
Erasmus+ has opportunities for a wide range of organisations including universities, education and training providers, think thanks, research organisations, and private businesses.
Organisations wanting to participate in Erasmus+ may engage in a number of development and networking activities, including strategic improvement of the professional skills of their staff, organisational capacity building, and creating transnational cooperative partnerships with organisations from other countries in order to produce innovative outputs or exchange best practices. In addition, organisations facilitate the learning mobility opportunities for students, staff, trainees, apprentices, volunteers, youth workers and young people.
The benefits for involved organisations include an increased capacity to operate at an international level, improved management methods, access to more funding opportunities and projects, increased ability to prepare, manage, and follow-up projects, as well as a more attractive portfolio of opportunities for learners and staff at participating organisations.
- Key Action 1: Learning mobility of individuals
- Key Action 2 : Innovation and best practices
- Key Action 3: Support for Policy Reform
- Jean Monnet
EUROPEAN VOLUNTARY SERVICE (EVS)
The European Voluntary Service (EVS) helps young people travel abroad to participate in volunteering projects. As EVS volunteers, people commit to the work of an organisation abroad. Volunteering projects can involve many different kinds of activities in areas such as youth work, cultural activities, social care or environmental protection. You volunteer on an unpaid and full-time basis.