Launching of the 2018 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals

October 25th, 2017

Launching of the 2018 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals

Launching of the 2018 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals

Launching of the 2018 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals

The European Commission today published its 2018 Call for Proposals for Erasmus+, the European Union’s programme for mobility and cooperation in education, training, youth and sport.

In 2018 Erasmus+ is expected to increase its annual budget by €200 million over 2017, for a total budget of 2.7 billion euro, an unprecedented amount of money which will provide a number of opportunities for individuals and organisations in Europe and beyond.

The organisations willing to apply for funding can start submitting their applications.

The main changes introduced in 2018 include:

Additional opportunities for Erasmus+ higher education students to carry out traineeships aimed at gaining digital skills;

The ErasmusPro initiative under VET mobility projects to boost long term mobility for VET learners;

A new “Schools Exchange Partnerships” format under Strategic Partnerships to help schools better finding their way into cooperation projects;

The action “Sector Skills Alliances” has been reintroduced to this Programme Guide;

The funding rules for most actions have been fine-tuned;

As in 2017, the 2018 Programme Guide places a special focus on encouraging projects supporting social inclusion (notably of refugees and migrants), as well as preventing radicalization.