Erasmus+ to offer €2.2 billion for education, training, youth and sport projects in 2016

The Commission has today announced that the Erasmus+ programme will provide €2.2 billion in 2016 alone to fund opportunities for nearly 600,000 young people to study, train, volunteer or participate in youth exchanges and projects abroad.

Further opportunities will be available for 200,000 teachers, educators and youth representatives to continue their professional development. In 2016, the Commission is focusing funding from Erasmus+ on supporting projects designed to make education and training systems more inclusive, address the growing diversity of classrooms across Europe and help tackle the risks of youth radicalisation.

Marking the third year of the Erasmus+ Programme, today’s publication of the 2016 general call for proposals and the accompanying Programme Guide will enable institutions and individuals to start preparing to submit their project proposals, which will be selected according to competitive selection procedures.

Promoting social inclusion is also one of the topics discussed at the two day “Education, Training and Youth Forum” in Brussels, a yearly gathering of EU and national representatives to share policy experiences and exchange best practices in these fields.

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