Erasmus+ provides grants for activities like student and youth exchange and volunteering (EVS), in the fields of education, training, youth and sport.
An increased Erasmus+ budget means that more people will have better access to a wider range of opportunities!
This 30 year old programme has changed the lives of 9 million Europeans - educators, students, pupils, school heads, adults, researchers, VET providers, teachers and youth workers. It provides excellent learning and cooperation opportunities, and contributes to the modernisation of our education systems.
It’s no wonder that Erasmus is often called the EU’s biggest achievement. However, this achievement has touched only a very limited section of the EU’s population. Only 4 million people (around 0.8% of EU citizens) are expected to benefit from Erasmus+ in the 2014-2020 period. Indeed, the funding for the programme amounts to only 1,4% of the overall EU budget for this period. Is this really enough for the EU’s most successful programme?
The Lifelong Learning Platform, European Youth Forum and Eurodesk, have launched the Erasmusx10 campaign in order to call for a more ambitious programme. By increasing the Erasmus+ budget we would allow more individuals to benefit from a mobility experience, therefore improving their life prospects with higher employability chances and stronger social and civic participation.
Join us - sign the petition and ask for a genuine investment in Erasmus+ !