Erasmus+ Programme is the EU programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sports for the periods 2014-2020.
The Erasmus+ Programme is the result of more then 25 years of successful european programmes in the fields of education, training and youth, covering the inter-european as well as the international dimensions of the cooperation. Erasmus+ has brought together the following european programs established by the European Commission for the period 2007-2013:
- The Lifelong Learning Programme(Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius and Grundtvig);
- The Youth in Action programmes.
- Five international cooperation programmes (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and the programme for cooperation with industrialized countries);
- The new sport action.
The Erasmus+ Programme is active in a wide range of actions and activities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport.By providing grants it gives opportunities to students, trainees, staff and volunteers to spend a period abroad to increase their skills and employability. It encourages and supports organisations in working in transnational partnership and sharing innovative practices in the fields of education, training and youth. The new sport action will support grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as fighting match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.
The actions of the Erasmus+ Programme are divided into decentralized actions and centralized ones. The decentralized actions are managed in each programme country by National Agencies that are appointed by their national authorities. The centralized actions are managed at a European level by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) located in Brussels.
For more info : http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus_en