Erasmus + is a European Union program for education, training, youth and sport for 2014-2020. Its total budget amounts to 14.7 billion euros. Erasmus + is based on the achievements of European educational programs, which functioned for 25 years, and is the result of a combination of the following European initiatives undertaken by the European Commission in 2007-2013: the “Learning for Life” program “Youth in Action” program, Erasmus Mundus , Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and cooperation programs with industrialized countries in higher education.
The structure of the Erasmus + includes the following elements:
Action 1. Learning mobility;
Action 2 Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices;
Action 3. Support in reforming policies;
There are 6 sectors in the Erasmus +:
– School education
– Vocational education and training
– Adult education
– Higher education
– Central and sport
Our project is implemented within the sector Erasmus + Adult Education Action 2 Cooperation for innovation and good practices.
The action allows organizations active in the field of non-professional adult education implement international projects with foreign partners.
There are a choice of two types of projects. The first projects mainly aimed at establishing European cooperation and exchange of good practice and experience, which is very similar to the Grundtvig Learning Partnerships, implemented with success in the previous program. The second type of projects are aimed at developing innovative products with great potential of their wide use in adult education. Both types of projects can last from 12 to 36 months.
Action 2 goals broken down into two types of projects:
Strategic partnerships to support the exchange of good practices: allowing organizations to develop and strengthen networks, increasing their capacity to act at transnational level, exchange and confrontation of ideas, practices and methods.
Strategic partnerships for innovation: development of innovative results and / or engaging in intensive dissemination activities and utilizing the results of existing or newly manufactured products or innovative solutions.
More about the Erasmus Programme + you will see: www.erasmusplus.org.pl