The European Commission announced the new programme of Erasmus+ 2021-2027 with a budget of €26.2 billion, (compared to €14.7 billion for 2014-2020) to support mobility across the European Union and beyond.
The programme will seek to be even more inclusive and to support the green and digital transitions, as set out in the European Education Area. Erasmus+ will also support the resilience of education and training systems in the face of the pandemic.
Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life, Margaritis Schinas, said: “I welcome the launch of the new Erasmus+ programme, which has affirmed itself as one of the great achievements of the European Union. It will continue to offer learning opportunities to hundreds of thousands of Europeans and beneficiaries from associated countries. While providing a life-changing experience of mobility and common understanding amongst fellow Europeans, the programme will also help us to deliver on our ambitions for a more fair and greener Europe.”
The main features of the Erasmus+ 2021-2027 programme are:
- Inclusive Erasmus+: providing enhanced opportunities to people with fewer opportunities, including people with diverse cultural, social and economic backgrounds, and people living in rural and remote areas.
- Digital Erasmus+: Erasmus+ will support the development of digital skills, in line with the Digital Education Action Plan. It will provide high-quality digital training and exchanges via platforms such as eTwinning, School Education Gateway and the European Youth Portal, and it will encourage traineeships in the digital sector. New formats, such as blended intensive programmes, will allow short-term physical mobility abroad to be complemented with online learning and teamwork.
- Green Erasmus+: In line with the European Green Deal, the programme will offer financial incentives to participants using sustainable modes of transport. It will also invest in projects promoting awareness of environmental issues and facilitate exchanges related to mitigating the climate crisis.
The new Erasmus+ programme provides opportunities for study periods abroad, traineeships, apprenticeships, and staff exchanges in all fields of education, training, youth and sport. It is open to school pupils, higher education and vocational education and training students, adult learners, youth exchanges, youth workers and sports coaches.
If you would like to organise VET mobility, internship or study visit, Italymobiliy the division of CSCS for learning mobility initiatives can support you with:
- internship programs – work placement, monitoring and evaluation;
- language courses;
- mobility for groups of learners with special needs and disabilities;
- accommodation, transfers, cultural activities;
- certification of acquired competencies;
- blended or virtual internships;
- research, training & study visits.
For more information, visit the website www.italymobility.org or write to gro.ytilibomylatinull@rotcerid
Source: Erasmus+: over €28 billion to support mobility and learning for all, across the European Union and beyond: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_1326
Erasmus+ Programme Guide: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/resources/programme-guide_en