€187 million of European Commission funding will be available to United Kingdom education and youth organisations in 2019 through the Erasmus+ programme.
The figure, up from €170m this year, was revealed when the Commission published the Erasmus+ 2019 Call for applications.
Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. The programme provides funding for life-changing international opportunities. Through Erasmus+ funding:
- Young people can study, volunteer and gain work experience abroad – to develop new skills, raise their aspirations, and boost their employability
- Teachers, education staff and youth-workers can teach or train abroad – to develop their professional practice, build relationships with international peers, and share ideas and knowledge
- UK organisations can collaborate with international partners – to share best practice and drive innovation in education and youth work.
Want to apply for funding?
Erasmus+ funding is available to UK schools, vocational education and training organisations, higher education institutions, adult education organisations and youth organisations.
All the deadlines and application details are contained in the 2019 Call for Proposals and Programme Guide, which are on our Application resources webpage. The Call for Proposals is an overview document with the deadlines for 2019, while the Programme Guide contains detailed information on project rules, funding levels and application processes. You will need to read both when planning an application.
As well as the 10 percent budget uplift for the programme, the other key change for 2019 sees the transfer of elements of the former European Voluntary Service (EVS) to the new European Solidarity Corps programme, which began this year and will continue fully into the new Call year. A separate Call for Proposals and Programme Guide will be published for the European Solidarity Corps. For more information, visit the new dedicated UK website.
For more information about Erasmus+ opportunities in 2019 and advice on applying for funding, why not attend one of our Information Sessions? They are currently being held in cities around the UK.
Erasmus+ and Brexit
The Erasmus+ UK National Agency and the UK Government encourage UK organisations to continue to bid for Erasmus+ funding. More information can be found on our National Agency Brexit update webpage.