The European Commission has initiated the call for proposals for the 2024 cycle of Erasmus+, the European Union’s initiative supporting education, training, youth, and sport across Europe.
With a substantial budget of €4.3 billion for the upcoming year, Erasmus+ will maintain its commitment to facilitating transnational experiences for school pupils, higher education students, and vocational education and training participants. The program will also extend opportunities to adult learners, educators, staff, and young people engaged in non-formal learning programs.
In response to the impact of inflation on those studying abroad and to encourage broad participation, the program will elevate mobility grant levels. In line with the 2023 approach, individual support grant amounts for those undertaking learning experiences abroad will be adjusted by 5.9% in most mobility actions for the 2024 call. Additionally, a 12.27% increase was implemented in 2023.
In 2024, the program will introduce enhanced incentives for sustainable travel, positioning it as the default option. Participants from remote areas, islands, or places lacking sufficient rail networks will receive appropriate compensation for utilizing sustainable modes of travel. Notably, travel contributions will be extended for intra-European higher education mobility, ensuring more consistent funding rules across all sectors.
Cooperation activities under Erasmus+ will persist in bringing individuals and organizations together to address the program’s four overarching key priorities: inclusion, active citizenship and democratic participation, and green and digital transitions.
These activities can range from supporting local-scale projects to transnational initiatives such as European Universities, dedicated to transnational university alliances, Centres for Vocational Excellence, and Erasmus+ Teacher Academies, all playing pivotal roles in the green and digital transitions of education and training systems.
Erasmus+ remains committed to supporting Ukraine through projects that encourage incoming learning mobility, empower individuals with new skills, combat disinformation, and facilitate the integration of refugees into new educational systems.
The program will also maintain its central role in promoting common EU values. All program beneficiaries and their implemented activities will align with and promote values such as human dignity and rights, freedom, democracy, equality, and the rule of law.
Under this Erasmus+ call for project applications, any public or private body active in the fields of education, training, youth, and sport can seek funding either via Erasmus+ National Agencies or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
The total budget available for Erasmus+ from 2021 to 2027 is €26.2 billion, supplemented by around €2.2 billion from the EU’s external instruments. Since 1987, the Erasmus+ program has benefitted over 14 million people through participation in various education, training, and youth mobility activities, continuously expanding its reach.
The Commission has launched the call for proposals under the Erasmus+ initiative for 2024, following the adoption of the 2024 work program.
The Commission is in the process of preparing the mid-term evaluation of the ongoing program (2021-2027) and the final evaluation of the predecessor program (2014-2020). This will be submitted to the Council, European Parliament, Committee of the Regions, and the European Economic and Social Committee. A public consultation has been initiated in all 24 EU languages to collect opinions on Erasmus+, running until 8 December.
We’ve also underlined the difference and improvements compared to the 2023 Annual Work Programme.