€2.5 billion available for Erasmus+ in 2017

The European Commission published its 2017 Call for Proposals for Erasmus+, the European Union's programme for education, training, youth and sport

For 2017, funds expected to be available for the programme should increase by almost €300 million compared to 2016, also representing a record annual rise of funds since the first year of the Erasmus+ programme (2014).

This will benefit Erasmus students, but also teachers, apprentices, volunteers and young people involved in sport projects, while also supporting cooperation between education institutions, youth organisations and businesses. As in 2016, priority will be given to projects promoting social inclusion. 

The expected increase in budget would be an acknowledgement of the positive impact of the programme on the lives and personal projects of people all over Europe. As the European Commission's President Jean-Claude Juncker highlighted in his annual State of the European Union speech on 14 September, Erasmus+ is of major importance as it gives people the chance to move, travel, work, study and train in countries across the EU.

The call opened on the 21st October, thus, organisations wishing to apply for funds can start to prepare their grant applications. ZABALA has successfully submited project proposal for its clients in previous calls. Contact us for futher information.

More background information is available here.