Erasmus Plus is the European Union programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sports for 2014-2020.
The programme is approved with EU Regulation N 1288/2013 of the European Parliament and Council. It combines and integrates all the financial mechanisms implemented by the European Union up to 2013:
- the Permanent learning program (Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Grundtvig),
- Youth in Action,
- the five international cooperation programmes (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and the bilateral cooperation programme with industrialised nations).
It also includes Jean Monnet Activities and, for the first time, Sports.
The integrated programme provides a comprehensive view of the funding opportunities available. Its goal is to promote access to, and create synergies among, various sectors by removing obstacles between different projects. It also wants to attract new players from the job market and civil society as well as stimulate new types of cooperation.
Erasmus Plus consists of the following 3 Key Activities (or Actions):