Erasmus for All
The Commission’s proposals for 2014-2020
Directorate-General for Education, Culture,
Multilingualism and Youth
Highlights to date
400,000 young people a year on average receive
EU grants to spend part of their education or training
abroad; fastest growth is in work placements
Over 2 million have taken part in Erasmus
EU-funded films won 5 Oscars in 2011 and
12 Palme d’Or out of 20 awarded since 1991
20 000 artists participate in cross-border projects every
Meeting new challenges
Europe 2020 – investing in education, knowledge and
innovation and creativity for jobs and growth
Need for more strategic approach to target our
investment where we expect the greatest impact
Erasmus for All
Two key objectives:
Modernising the education sector
Budget increase of approximately 70%. Total spend over 7 years: €19
Two thirds of budget will target learning mobility
5 million people could study or work abroad; big increases will be in work
placements and in mobility of academics, teachers, trainers
Beyond Europe: Erasmus Mundus to be fully integrated
Students: nearly 3 million higher education and
vocational students will get support
Master’s students: a new loan guarantee scheme
Youth: 500 000 to benefit from international
volunteering opportunities and youth exchanges
Staff: 1 million teachers, trainers, school leaders and
youth workers to teach and learn abroad
Support Member States and non-EU partners in modernising their education
and training systems
Strategic partnerships between education institutions, youth organisations,
training institutions and business
Capacity building in third countries, focus on neighbourhood countries
Support for policy reform
Funding opportunities will increase in all educational sectors and for links
Youth in Erasmus for All
• The primary focus will be on non-formal learning for
young people to enhance competences.
• Learning mobility includes non-formal learning.
• The focus on civic participation remains.
• Scope to boost youth exchanges, European
Voluntary Service. Big boost for learning exchanges
of youth workers.
Sport in Erasmus for All
• Good governance; knowledge base (statistics); sport for health,
social inclusion and against racism, match fixing, doping,
• Dual careers.
What will it fund?
• Transnational collaboration.
• Some major events.
• Gathering evidence.
Who can benefit?
• Public bodies or civil society organisations active in
A budget increase of 37% €1.8 billions will provide:
more opportunities for cultural and audiovisual
professionals to develop skills abroad
more opportunities for international distribution of
more opportunities for international policy
New focus on the creative economy
Priorities and Actions
Three strands: Culture, MEDIA and a new cross-sectoral loan fund
will provide support for
Artists, cultural and audiovisual professionals
Capacity building and networking
Development of films, TV production and video games
A new financial instrument giving access to bank loans, open to
• participation is somewhat static, but growth in
• High interest as a destination (especially for
• Fast growing.
• Irish partners are quite prominent.
Irish participation: Youth, Sport
• |Quite strong in exchanges; less so in EVS.
Sport (small-scale preparatory actions)
• Surprisingly strong.
Irish participation: Culture, Media
• Applications are “lowest per head in EU” (but
success rate is high).
• Very strong participation.
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