The general objective of the Erasmus+ Programme is to support (through lifelong learning), the educational, professional and personal development of people in education, training, youth and sport, in Europe and beyond. The main aim is to contribute to sustainable growth, quality jobs and social cohesion as well as to drive innovation, strengthen European identity and encourage active citizenship.
As such, the Erasmus+ Programme is a key instrument for building a European Education Area, supporting the implementation of the European strategic co-operation in the field of education and training, with its underlying sectoral agendas. In addition, it is vital for advancing youth policy co-operation under the European Union Youth Strategy 2019-2027 and developing the European dimension in sport.
The Programme’s Specific Objectives
The Erasmus+ Programme has the following specific objectives:
To promote learning mobility of individuals and groups. Furthermore, to encourage co-operation, quality, inclusion and equity while facilitating excellence, creativity and innovation in the field of education and training.
To promote non-formal and informal learning mobility and active participation among young people, as well as to facilitate co-operation, quality, inclusion, creativity and innovation for youths.
To promote learning mobility of sport staff, as well as co-operation, quality, inclusion, creativity and innovation in sport organisations and sport policies.
Erasmus+ projects should also be linked to the EU priorities as follows:
Encourage inclusion and diversity.
To leverage digital transformation.
To promote democracy.
To protect the environment and fight against climate change.