The European Commission (EC) adopts first annual Work Programme (WP) of Erasmus+
On 25 March 2021, the European Commission (EC) adopted the first annual Work Programme of Erasmus+ 2021-2027. Erasmus+ has a budget of €26.2 billion, complemented with around €2.2 billion from EU's external instruments. The programme will fund learning mobility and cross-border cooperation projects for 10 million Europeans of all ages and all backgrounds. It will seek to be even more inclusive and to support the green and digital transitions, as set out in the European Education Area. Erasmus+ will also support the resilience of education and training systems in the face of the pandemic.
The first calls for proposals under the new Erasmus+ have also been published on this day. In addition to different types of mobility (study periods abroad, traineeships, staff exchanges, apprenticeships), which counts for 70% of the budget, the new Erasmus+ also invests in cross‑border cooperation projects, including cooperation between higher education institutions.