Erasmus+ announces call for 2020 proposals

The Erasmus+ Program has published a call for proposals for projects supporting mobility and cooperation in education, training, youth and sport for 2020. The total budget for the year will be in excess of €3 billion, an increase of 12% over 2019.

Both public and private bodies working in the fields of education, training, youth and sport can apply for Erasmus+ funding.

Nine million people have participated in the Erasmus+ program since it was launched 30 years ago, with 800,000 having taken part in 2017 alone.

According to the European Commission, five years after graduation young people who have studied or trained abroad have a 23% lower unemployment rate than non-mobile peers.

The EC pledged earlier this year to double funding for Erasmus+ for the 2021-27 cycle after budgeting €14.7 million for 2014-2020.