The European Commission has adopted the revised Erasmus+ Annual Work Programme for 2019, allocating an additional €251 million to the already planned €3 billion budget for the year, which will be invested in learning mobility and a number of priority projects.
Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, said: “I am very pleased that the Erasmus+ programme 2019 will be able to offer more people a learning experience abroad and in particular double the funds for European Universities. We will also increase funding for the new Centres of Vocational Excellence and be able to reinforce our focus on social inclusion projects.”
The revised work programme 2019 will also benefit innovative and cross-disciplinary projects such as digital learning and the teaching of science, technology, engineering, arts and maths (STEAM) as well as international activities in the field of higher education.
Recognising the importance of investing in young people, the additional funding was agreed between the Council of the EU and the European Parliament in the context of their decision on the overall 2019 EU budget.