About Erasmus+

Enriching lives, opening minds

The European Union’s flagship mobility programme for education, training, youth and sport.

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The 2021-2027 Erasmus+ is more inclusive, more digital and more green. It has opportunities for all ages and more choice for organisations:

Are you interested in applying by yourself, or on behalf of your organisation? Get the information here

Some opportunities are indeed open to individuals from non-EU countries like Singapore, for example Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees or the international dimension of student and staff exchange (if your university takes part) and youth exchange schemes. You can also browse opportunities for organisations.

Background: Created 36 years ago, Erasmus+ is one of the most emblematic EU programmes. Nearly 13 million people have participated in the programme so far. Erasmus+ places a strong focus on social inclusion, the green and digital transitions and promoting young people’s participation in democratic life for 2021-2027.

Erasmus+ Capacity Building for Higher Education is part of a broader set of actions to foster exchanges of students and staff and support cooperation in education between Europe and the rest of the world. These international actions are based on partnerships of institutions and stakeholders from the 27 EU and six associated countries on the one side, and from other regions of the world on the other (non-associated third countries). The six associated countries to Erasmus+ are: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, North Macedonia, Serbia and Türkiye.

They are designed to benefit these third countries, using higher education cooperation as a channel for strengthening links between Europe and these countries worldwide. Together, partnerships develop new teaching content and techniques, train staff, and improve quality in university systems and administration. Projects are also able to pave the way for new policy approaches and reforms – these projects must involve national education authorities in their activities. They benefit not only the education sector itself: they also develop skills and practices in key areas for the economy and society, such as green manufacturing, energy management, food science, entrepreneurship and many more.

Erasmus+ has an overall budget of €613 million for Capacity Building for Higher Education over the 2021-2027 period. Four more annual selections will take place, with the next call for proposals to be launched in November 2023.

EU Global Gateway: The extended Erasmus+ programme is part of the EU Global Gateway initiative that connects people, goods and services around the world in a sustainable way. To know more about the Global Gateway strategy, you can watch this video, and have a look at this factsheet on main priorities in Southeast Asia.

#StandWithUkraine: This year, the EU has also earmarked €5 million of additional support for Ukraine to support a large-scale Erasmus+ project for universities to strengthen the digital environment for higher education in Ukraine. The four-year project called “DigiUni” will develop a high-performance digital platform for Ukraine's universities that will particularly benefit those students who had to flee the country or are internally displaced. It will ensure educational continuity for students enrolled at Ukrainian higher education institutions in the Ukrainian language and according to the Ukrainian curriculum. In particular, the DigiPlatform will offer a digital learning facility to develop training in online teaching techniques and adapt learning content for online or virtual delivery. The project, coordinated by Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, will involve higher education institutions and stakeholders from six EU Member States (Belgium, Czechia, France, Germany, Poland and Spain)and 15 other Ukrainian partners, among which nine national universities, the Ministries of Education and Digital Transformation, the National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance, and three associations representing the IT sector and students.


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