Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport. It will start in January 2014 and will run until 2020.
The main aim of the Erasmus+ programme is to improve people's skills and ultimately their employability as well as to support the modernisation of education and training systems across Europe.
Erasmus+ brings together existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport.
Erasmus+ will be open to all EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, EU candidate countries benefiting from a pre-accession strategy and other countries in the Western Balkans. In addition, non-EU, mostly neighbourhood countries, will be able to benefit from actions aimed at promoting study and training opportunities abroad, as well as youth activities.