Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. It has an estimated budget of €26.2 billion. This is nearly double the funding compared to its predecessor programme (2014-2020). The 2021-2027 programme places a strong focus on social inclusion, the green and digital transitions, and promoting young people’s participation in democratic life. It supports priorities and activities set out in the European Education Area, Digital Education Action Plan and the European Skills Agenda. The programme also:

- supports the European Pillar of Social Rights

- implements the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027

- develops the European dimension in sport


Erasmus+ offers mobility and cooperation opportunities in higher education vocational education and training school education (including early childhood education and care) adult education youth and sport Detailed information on these opportunities, including eligibility criteria, is available in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.


The outcomes of Erasmus+ are available in reports and compendia of statistics, as well as through the Erasmus+ Projects Platform. This includes most of the initiatives funded by the programme and a selection of good practices and success stories.

Overall budget:

€14.7 billion In addition, € 1.68 billion for funding actions with third countries (partner countries) have been made available through the EU's external action budget.

Overall mobility opportunities:

More than 4 million people

Higher Education:

Around 2 million students

Vocational Education and Training students:

Around 650,000 students

Staff mobility:

Around 800,000 lecturers, teachers, trainers, Education staff and Youth workers

Youth exchange schemes:

More than 500,000 young people

Master's degree loan guarantee scheme:

Around 200,000 students

Joint Master Degrees:

More than 25,000 students

Strategic Partnerships:

- Around 25,000 linking together

- 125,000 schools, vocational Education and Training institutions, higher and adult Education institutions, Youth organisations and enterprises

Knowledge Alliances:

More than 150 set up by 1500 higher Education institutions and enterprises

Sector Skills Alliances:

More than 150 set up by 2000 vocational Education and Training providers and enterprises