International cooperation opportunities in higher education, training and youth

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support actions in the field of Education, Training, Youth and Sport. Erasmus+, with a total budget of some EUR 16.5 billion for 2014-2020, includes a strong international dimension. Participation is therefore open to organisations and individuals from Programme Countries and Partner Countries.

Erasmus+ Programme Countries are the 28 EU Member States plus Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.

Erasmus+ Partner Countries are all other countries throughout the world.

Four main actions in the field of higher education offer international cooperation opportunities for institutions and individuals: student credit mobility and staff mobility, Erasmus Mundus joint master degrees with scholarships, and capacity-building projects for higher education.

Jean Monnet Actions stimulate teaching and research on the European Union and foster dialogue between academics and decision makers in the EU and around the world.

International cooperation opportunities

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, part of the EU’s support for research, also offer funding for researchers of any nationality in any field.

In the field of Youth, joint projects are possible between organisations from Erasmus+ Programme Countries and Partner countries in certain regions. These foster mobility of young people and youth workers, and support capacity-building of youth organisations as well as dialogue between young people and decision makers in the field of youth.

International policy on higher education

The Commission's Communication on "European higher education in the world" sets the EU's priorities for its own work and programmes, and for the way it works with Member States, to increase the internationalisation of higher education and its impact. Read more about International policy on higher education.

International policy dialogue

The EU has established a number of policy dialogues on higher education policy with countries and regions outside of the EU. Read more about International policy dialogue.