Unit 4.2. – Overview of Erasmus+


The first step that needs to be taken by organisations and individuals who wish to get involved within the Erasmus+ Programme and submit their proposal is to go through the Actions and the criteria listed under each Action to ensure that the proposed project fits the right Action.

This preparatory step should be conducted by the applicant/s to ensure that the Action’s criteria are being adhered to and respected.

Every year, the EU issues a General Call for Proposals which presents the opportunities available for organisations and individuals. The General Call for Proposals contains the main objectives of the Erasmus+ Programme, an overview of its actions, eligibility criteria, budget, duration of project and deadlines for submission. This section will provide an overview of the Actions listed under the Erasmus+ Programme to which organisations and individuals can apply for.

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For the Erasmus+ Programme to achieve its objectives a number of Actions are implemented.

  • Key action 1 – Mobility of Individuals[1]
    1. Mobility of learners and staff: opportunities for students, trainees and young people, teachers, trainers and youth workers amongst other parties to undertake a learning and/or professional experience in another country.
    2. Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees: opportunity to apply for high-level international study programmes delivered by higher education institutions.
    3. Erasmus+ Master Loans: opportunity for higher education students for a loan backed up by the programme to go abroad to study for a full Master Degree.
  • Key Action 2 – Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices[2]
    1. Strategic Partnerships are encouraged to develop innovative opportunities to address one or more fields of education, training and youth.
    2. Knowledge Alliances between institutions which offer higher education and other enterprises aiming to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, employability and multidisciplinary teaching and learning amongst others.
    3. Sector Skills Alliances which aim to support joint vocational training, programmes and teaching for applicants to grasp skills needed in order to perform in a specific sector or field.
    4. Capacity-building projects to support cooperation between countries in the fields of higher education and youth.
    5. IT Support Platforms which offer virtual collaboration spaces and opportunities for teachers, trainers and practitioners in the field of school and adult education as well as for young people, volunteers and youth workers across Europe and beyond. Such IT Support Platforms include eTwinning, School Education Gateway and the European Youth Portal.
  • Key Action 3 – Support for Policy Reform[3]
    1. Knowledge in the fields of education, training and youth to support and monitor policies.
    2. Initiatives for policy innovation to stimulate and develop innovative policies and to enable public authorities to test their effectiveness.
    3. Cooperation with international organisations with recognised expertise and capacity to strengthen the impact and effectiveness of policies in the fields of education, training and youth.
    4. Stakeholder dialogue, policy and programme promotion involving stakeholders in the fields of education, training and youth for raising awareness about the European policies and agendas.
  • Jean Monnet Activities[4]
    1. Academic Modules, Chairs and Centres of Excellence to deepen teaching in European integration studies embodied in an official curriculum of a higher education institution. The Jean Monnet Activities also support the addition, monitoring and supervision of research on EU content.
    2. Policy debate with the academic world supported through Networks to enhance cooperation between different universities throughout Europe and around the world, and Projects for innovation and spread of EU content aimed to encourage discussion and reflection on EU issues.
    3. Support to associations to organise and carry out activities dealing with EU studies and EU issues, and to publicise EU facts to enhance active European citizenship.
    1. Collaborative Partnerships aimed to promote the integrity of sport, support initiatives to implement EU principles on good governance in sport and EU strategies such as social inclusion, equal opportunities and participation encouragement.
    2. Not-for-profit European sport events providing organisations with the opportunity to prepare, organise and follow-up a given event.
    3. Strengthen of the evidence base for policy making through studies, data gathering, surveys, networks, conferences and seminars.
    4. Dialogue with relevant European stakeholders to ensure optimal dialogue.

[1] Information obtained from: <http://erasmusplus.eupa.org.mt/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2020/08/erasmus_programme_guide_2020_v3_en.pdf > accessed on 25 October 2020.

[2] Information obtained from: <http://erasmusplus.eupa.org.mt/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2020/08/erasmus_programme_guide_2020_v3_en.pdf > accessed on 25 October 2020.

[3] Information obtained from: <http://erasmusplus.eupa.org.mt/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2020/08/erasmus_programme_guide_2020_v3_en.pdf > accessed on 25 October 2020.

[4] Information obtained from: <http://erasmusplus.eupa.org.mt/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2020/08/erasmus_programme_guide_2020_v3_en.pdf > accessed on 25 October 2020.

[5] Information obtained from: <http://erasmusplus.eupa.org.mt/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2020/08/erasmus_programme_guide_2020_v3_en.pdf > accessed on 25 October 2020.

A detailed overview of the criteria, conditions and requirements listed for every different Action can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide (link provided below):


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