The new Erasmus+ programme aims to support actions in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport for the period 2014-2020.

Erasmus+ replaces seven programmes bringing together:

  • The Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius, Grundtvig and Jean Monnet);
  • The Youth in Action programme;
  • Five international cooperation programmes (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink, the programme for cooperation with industrialised countries);
  • The new sport action.

Erasmus+ provides grants for a wide range of actions and activities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport. The programme gives opportunities to students, trainees, staff and volunteers to spend a period abroad to increase their skills and employability. It supports organisations to work in transnational partnership and to share innovative practices in the fields of education, training and youth. The new sport action will support grassroots projects and crossborder challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.


Geographical criteria:

  • the 28 Member States of the European Union;
  • the EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway;
  • EU candidate countries: Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia;
  • non-EU Partner countries can take part in certain Actions of the Programme, subject to specific criteria or conditions (for more information, please consult the Programme Guide.

Eligible entities:

  • individuals: students, trainees, apprentices, pupils, adult learners, young people, volunteers, professors, teachers, trainers, youth workers, professionals of organisations active in the fields of education, training and youth;
  • the Programme reaches these individuals through organisations, institutions, bodies or groups that organise such activities. The conditions of access to the Programme therefore relate to these two actors: the “participants” (individuals participating in the Programme) and the “participating organisations” (including groups of at least four young people active in youth work but not necessarily in the context of youth organisations, also referred to as informal groups of young people). For both participants and participating organisations, the conditions for participation depend on the country in which they are based.