Delegation of the European Union to Ghana

2017 Erasmus+ call and programme guide published

Ghana, 26/10/2016 - 16:44, UNIQUE ID: 161026_11
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Over €2 billion available for Erasmus+ in 2017, almost 13% increase in budget compared to 2016

The European Commission on October 20 2016 published the 2017 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals in the Official Journal of the EU - with deadlines in February 2017.

Erasmus+ offers opportunities for higher education mobility and cooperation projects with European partners.  Over €2 billion in funding is made available for the new Erasmus+ Programme Guide (now also available in an online format) and Call published, with opportunities for funding in the areas of education, training, youth, and sport.

This year's budget has increased by almost €300 million since 2016, representing an increase of almost 13%.

The major changes since 2016 include:

  • The introduction of the concept of “European priorities in the national context” under KA2 Strategic Partnership. For more information on this, please visit the website of each relevant National Agency.
  • The funding rules for some decentralized actions have been fine-tuned,
  • The action "Sector Skills Alliances" is no longer covered by this General Call and Programme Guide and will be dealt with separately through a Specific Call for Proposals announced by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.

As with last year, there will be a special focus on encouraging projects that support social inclusion, notably of refugees and migrants, as well as projects that prevent radicalisation.

More information on how to apply is available in the Guide, as well as the opportunities pages, the National Agencies, and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.

Interested in taking part as an institution?

Or are you a student or staff member looking for Erasmus+ scholarship opportunities to come to Europe?

Europe offers a whole range of higher education study and scholarship opportunities. Find out more about more than 30 European countries on Study in Europe.

For nearly 30 years, the EU has funded the Erasmus programme, which has enabled over three million European students to spend part of their studies at another higher education institution or with an organisation in Europe.

Erasmus+ brings such opportunities to all - students, staff, trainees, teachers, volunteers and more. It's not just about Europe or Europeans either - with Erasmus+, people from all over the world can access opportunities.

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