The European Commission has published the annual Erasmus+ work programme for 2018.
The Lifelong Learning Platform welcomes the increase in the budget for the Key Action 1 “Learning mobility of individuals” and for the Key Action 2 “Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices” in 2018. However, we regretfully remark that no further increase has been proposed for the Key Action 3 “Support for policy reform”.
A further concern is that the efforts invested in implementing and upscaling the Programme appear exclusively directed towards national and internal actions, beyond mobility scopes. The strengthening of KA1 and KA2 builds up on the decentralisation of the Programme towards the national level and represents a strong concern for European NGOs, as already anticipated by the Erasmus+ Coalition in its Joint Contribution.