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 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.