Erasmus is the European Community programme in the field of higher education.
Erasmus+ is the EU's new programme for boosting skills and employability through education, training, youth, and sport.
Between 2014-2020 the programme will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience, and volunteer abroad, as well as contribute to developing the European dimension of sport. Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training, and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the Education, Training, Youth, and Sport sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.
Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training, and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.
ERASMUS+ action is targeted at higher education institutions and their students and staff in all 28 Member States of the European Union and the Non-European Union Members: the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.