Today, the European Commission has launched the call for proposals for the Erasmus+ Programme. With an annual budget of €4.2 billion, Erasmus+ is stepping up its support for inclusion, active citizenship, democratic participation, environmental sustainability, and the digital transition in the EU at international level.
In line with the Erasmus+ identarian characteristics, the Programme will continue next year to support cross-border mobility for European educational and training experiences of pupils, higher education and vocational training (VET) students, adult learners, young people in non-formal learning programmes, educators, and staff.
Starting from 2023, the Programme will include a new action in the field of sport: participation in mobility projects for sport coaches, extending opportunities for European cooperation and learning to local grassroots sport organisations.
Erasmus+ aims to respond to the challenges foreseen for 2023 by providing significant support to students and educational staff fleeing the war in Ukraine, with the commitment to implement an increasingly inclusive Programme also based on the legacy of the European Year of Youth.
On the basis of open calls for projects, any public or private organization in the field of education, training, youth or sport can apply for funding, with the help of the Erasmus+ National Agencies present in all EU Member States and of the European Executive Agency for Education and Culture.
Among the priorities that the Erasmus+ Programme revolves around, there are inclusion and diversity: the Programme provides support mechanisms and allocates resources for organizations and participants with fewer opportunities, aimed at addressing the obstacles to their participation.
As a follow-up to the European Youth Year, Erasmus+ will continue to ensure that young people’s voices are heard across the European Union, in particular through an increase in funded youth activities. In addition to encouraging projects in all sectors of education that support the green transition, the Programme continues to act for carbon neutrality, promoting sustainable modes of transport and more environmentally responsible behaviours.
Also in 2023, the projects and activities under the Erasmus+ call will aim to feed into the EU’s efforts for upskilling and upgrading qualifications, thus providing a valuable contribution to the proposal to make 2023 the European Year of Skills.
Documents for Erasmus+ 2023:
- Erasmus+ 2023 call for proposals
- Guide to the 2023 Programme
- Annual Work Programme 2023
- Factsheet on the new Erasmus+ Programme 2021-2027