The Erasmus+ program budget is higher than ever. It has increased by 200 million euros compared to 2017 (+ 8%).
The Erasmus + 2018 program guide has been published http://sepie.es/convocatoria/index.html. As in previous years, special focus is given to projects encouraging social inclusion, both with refugees and migrants as well as preventing radicalisation.
The major changes since 2017 include:
- Additional opportunities for Erasmus+ higher education students to carry out traineeships aimed at gaining digital skills;
- The ErasmusPro initiative under VET mobility projects to boost long term mobility for VET learners;
- A new “Schools Exchange Partnerships” format under Strategic Partnerships to help schools better finding their way into cooperation projects;
- The action “Sector Skills Alliances” has been reintroduced to this Programme Guide;
- The funding rules for most actions have been fine-tuned.