There are three important news for those students who want to join the Erasmus+ program in the next years:
– DOUBLED FUNDING
– NO AGE LIMIT
– ANTICIPATED MONEY
The Erasmus program has been renewed for the next 7 years. Yesterday the European Parliament gave the final green light to the project Erasmus+ for the
years 2021-2027. This program, dedicated to training, youth and sport, will see its funding doubled, going from 14.7 billion in the previous years, to more than 28 billion. In the final phases of the negotiation with the Council, deputies managed to obtain an additional amount of 1.7 billion euros. The new Erasmus+ will offer more instruments and resources that will support inclusiveness. The Commission and EU member states are to present action plans to improve access to learning and mobility for those people who always had fewer possibility to take part in the project.
This includes people with disabilities, people living in poverty or in a remote area or coming from an immigration context.
Subsidies will also be given to those unable to cover the first expenses, for example the purchase of travel tickets or the reservation for accommodation. Furthermore, those applications presenting higher costs due to measures to guarantee inclusiveness will not be rejected.
Compared to the previous Erasmus+, the new program will also be available to students attending adult education programs. This will help people of any age and background to acquire new work and life skills, so that they can better adapt to the changes related to the upcoming green and digital transitions, and to the post- pandemic age of Covid-19. The program, which has already been approved by the Council, will come into effect as soon as it is published in the Official Journal of the European Union.