Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, said: “Erasmus+ remains a unique programme in terms of its size, scope and global recognition, covering 33 countries, and accessible to the rest of the world through its international activities. I invite all public and private organisations active in the fields of education, training, youth and sport to look at the newly published calls for proposals and apply for funding.”
The main features of the Erasmus+ 2021-2027 programme include in particular:
Erasmus+ opportunities for Russia
The Erasmus+ 2021-2027 programme will expand opportunities for Russian education institutions by adding vocational education and training to long-standing and important actions. It will also offer a new instrument facilitating virtual exchanges in higher education and youth.
The opportunities currently published and available for Russian education organisations are:
Other opportunities that Russian education institutions enjoyed in the 2014-2020 programme cycle, such as Capacity Building projects and International Credit Mobility, are expected to be launched in October or November 2021.
Russian students seeking to continue their education in the EU will be able to apply for Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programmes in autumn 2021.
The Erasmus+ programme remains the main instrument for EU-Russia cooperation in the area of higher education. Annually, the European Union allocates nearly €20 million under Erasmus+ for the cooperation with Russia. For its part, Russia ranks first among over 130 international partner countries participating in Erasmus+ academic mobility projects. Since 2015, there have been over 23,000 Erasmus+ academic exchanges of students and staff. Russia has been involved in 69 Capacity Building projects, supporting modernisation and reform of the higher education sector in the country. Over 150 Jean Monnet projects have been implemented by Russian universities since 2014. Furthermore, 34 out of total 250 selected Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees involved Russian higher education institutions both as full and associated partners in the last seven years. While 307 Russian students received full Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees scholarships since 2014.
Erasmus+: over €28 billion to support mobility and learning for all, across the European Union and beyond (press release, 25 March 2021)