The new Erasmus+ programme aims to support actions in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period 2014-2020.
Erasmus+ replaces seven programmes bringing together
- The Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius, Grundtvig and Jean Monnet)
- The Youth in Action programme
- Five international cooperation programmes (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink, the programme for cooperation with industrialised countries)
- The new sport action.
How is it managed?
The European Commission, DG Education and Culture, is in charge of the policies related to the fields of Education, Training and Youth. For more information about the E+ programme, to read policy documents and an overview of the opportunities offered, please visit the Erasmus+ website.
The actions of the Erasmus + programme are divided into decentralised actions and centralised actions.
- The decentralised actions are managed in each programme country by National Agencies that are appointed by their national authorities.
- The centralised actions are managed at a European level by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) located in Brussels.
EACEA is in charge of the complete life-cycle management of projects, from the promotion of the programme, the analysis of the grant requests, the on-the-spot monitoring of projects, up to the dissemination of the projects' and programme's results.
How to apply?
The application process for the centralised actions is initiated in one of the following ways:
- Certain centralised actions are included in the General Call for proposals and the details of these actions are outlined in the Erasmus + Programme Guide .
- Specific Calls for proposals are published on this website.
- Restricted Calls for proposals are relevant only to bodies nominated by the national authorities in E+ programme countries to undertake specific work (studies, management of strategic initiatives etc).
- Calls for tender are published when services are required to provide a limited number of highly specific services.