The European Commission today published its 2018 Call for Proposals for Erasmus+, the European Union’s programme for mobility and cooperation in education, training, youth and sport. In 2018 Erasmus+ is expected to increase its annual budget by €200 million over 2017, for a total budget of 2.7 billion euro, an unprecedented amount of money which will provide a number of opportunities for individuals and organisations in Europe and beyond.
The organisations willing to apply for funding can start submitting their applications.
The main changes introduced in 2018 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;
As in 2017, the 2018 Programme Guide places a special focus on encouraging projects supporting social inclusion (notably of refugees and migrants), as well as preventing radicalisation.
Deadline for the submission of applications
All deadlines for submission of applications specified below end at 12.00 (noon), Brussels time.
|Key Action 1|
|Mobility of individuals in the field of youth||1 February 2018|
|Mobility of individuals in the field of higher education||1 February 2018|
|Mobility of individuals in VET, school education and adult education fields||1 February 2018|
|Mobility of individuals in the field of youth||26 April 2018|
|Mobility of individuals in the field of youth||4 October 2018|
|Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees||15 February 2018|
|Key Action 2|
|Strategic partnerships in the field of youth||1 February 2018|
|Strategic partnerships in the field of education and training||21 March 2018|
|Strategic partnerships in the field of youth||26 April 2018|
|Strategic partnerships in the field of youth||4 October 2018|
|Knowledge Alliances||28 February 2018|
|Sector Skills Alliances||28 February 2018|
|Capacity building in the field of higher education||8 February 2018|
|Capacity building in the field of youth||8 March 2018|
|Key Action 3|
|Meetings between young people and decision-makers in the field of youth||1 February 2018
26 April 2018
4 October 2018