Erasmus+: What's in it for young people?
Europe's most successful student exchange programme (Erasmus) is being relaunched in an improved and expanded version, Erasmus+. It brings together 7 existing EU programmes in the fields of education, training and youth and, for the first time, it will provide support for sport. But what does all this really mean for young people around Europe?
Some of the abroad opportunities in numbers:
- 2 million higher education students will study or learn abroad;
- 650.000 vocational students and apprentices will spend part of their education abroad;
- 200.000 Master’s students will benefit from a new loan guarantee scheme and more than 25.000 scholarships for Joint Master Degrees;
- 500.000 young people will volunteer abroad or participate in youth exchanges;
- 800.000 lecturers, teachers, trainers, education staff and youth workers will teach or train abroad.
Mobility opportunities are open to anyone: young people, high school students, vocational or university students, teachers and youth workers can live and learn in a foreign country, thanks to this new EU programme which aims to boost skills and employability of young people around Europe.
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