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The Erasmus+ Programme, established in 2014 (for the 01.01.2014-31.12.2020 period), is a European funding programme for education and training at all levels, in a lifelong learning perspective, including school education (Comenius), higher education (Erasmus), international higher education (Erasmus Mundus), vocational education and training (Leonardo da Vinci) and adult learning (Grundtvig); youth (Youth in Action), particularly in the context of non-formal and informal learning;
and sport, in particular grassroots sport. The Programme includes an international dimension aimed at supporting the Union’s external action, including its development objectives, through cooperation between the Union and partner countries (Regulation 1288/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council establishing “Erasmus+: the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport”, 11.12.2013).

The European Commission published the Annual Erasmus+ work programme for 2018

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.