Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad.
Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn’t just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior program, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organizations.
Individuals can take part in many of the opportunities funded by Erasmus+, although most will have to do so through an organization taking part in the program. The eligibility of individuals and organizations depends on the country in which they are based.
Eligible countries are divided into two groups, Program countries and Partners countries. Although Program countries are eligible for all actions of Erasmus+, Partner countries can only take part in some, and are subject to specific conditions.