He said: “In 2018, a 5% increase increase of the Erasmus+ budget will enable more participants to fully enjoy the opportunities offered by this programme. CESI has also directly benefited from the programme during the last year when a seminar on youth participation in civic processes and trade unions was held at CESI in Brussels. The Erasmus+ programme is a flagship of the EU and I warmly welcome that this is also reflected in more financial resources.”
In 2018, Erasmus+ will also include a new activity labelled ‘ErasmusPro’ to support long-duration mobility of VET learners; an ‘Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Initiative’ to facilitate virtual exchanges between people from EU and non-EU countries; and additional support for traineeships in digital skills and many others initiatives.
More information is available on the European Commission’s website.
Picture: Matthäus Fandrejewski © CESI 2017