EU countries are responsible for their own education and training systems, but the EU helps them set joint goals and share good practices.

The new Erasmus+, programme is designed to tackle youth unemployment by improving young people's skills and employability.

Opportunities for young people

The EU Youth Strategy promotes equal opportunities in education and employment for young people and encourages them to play an active part in society.

Erasmus+ programme – education, training youth & sport

  • Total budget – €14.7 bn (40% up on the previous funding period, which ended in 2013).
  • It will help over 4 million people, (mostly young) to study, train, gain work experience or volunteer abroad. The programme guide is here...

It will also help over 125,000 organisations to work with counterparts abroad on innovating and modernising teaching and youth work practices.

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Read the Full Policy Instrument here...


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