Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport.

Erasmus+ started on 1 January 2014 and replaces current funding programmes run by the European Commission in the area of education, training, youth and sport, including the Lifelong Learning Programme (ErasmusComeniusLeonardoGrundtvig and Transversal), Youth in Action and other international programmes including Jean Monnet and Erasmus Mundus.

The Erasmus+ programme will run from 2014-2020 and supports activities in education, training, youth and sport across all sectors of lifelong learning including Higher Education, Further Education, adult education, schools and youth activities.

Aims and objectives of Erasmus+

Erasmus+ aims to boost skills and employability as well as modernise education, training, and youth work across Europe. It has a budget of approximately 14.7 billion euros across Europe and will, over the next seven years, provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad and will also support transnational partnerships between education, training and youth organisations, as well as support grassroots sport projects.

Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+

Turkish National Agency manages Erasmus+ programme, Turkish National Agencies for the Lifelong Learning Programme and Youth in Action, the predecessors to Erasmus+. They support and grow Erasmus+ in Turkey. Their goal is to help Turkish organisations make the most of the opportunities provided by the programme so that Erasmus+ can have a positive impact on education, training, youth and sport provision in Turkey.