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ERASMUS + contributes to the Europe 2020 Strategy for growth, employment, social justice and inclusion, and to the objectives of the strategic framework for European cooperation in the field of education and training. ERASMUS + is facing a new Program for the period 2021-2027, based on the success of the previous one (2014-2020) in order to create a more inclusive, cohesive, green and digital European society, promoting a more active participation of citizens, especially the young people, in the social and political life of Europe. The program promotes sustainable growth, the fight against climate change and social cohesion.


The general objective of the ERASMUS + program is to support, through lifelong learning, the educational, professional and personal development of people, contributing to sustainable growth, quality employment and social cohesion to achieve innovation and the strengthening of the European identity and active citizenship.


The ERASMUS + Program is a key instrument for building a European education area that supports the European strategy for cooperation in the field of education and training (as well as having outstanding agendas in the field of youth and sport).


Within the program, the following objectives are pursued:

It focuses on formal and non-formal learning beyond the borders of the EU, with a clear vocation for internationalization, opening up to external countries with the aim at improving the educational and training capacities of people for the employability of students, teachers and workers.


In the field of Vocational Training, Erasmus + Programme wants to improve its quality in Europe, helping institutions related to vocational training to create Strategic Associations with other organizations and companies and this way establish solid relationships with the labour market.


In general, ERASMUS + contributes to improving employment opportunities and personal skills and thereby enhancing the competitiveness of the European economy.