About Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. It runs for seven years, from 2014 to 2020, with organisations invited to apply for funding each year to undertake creative and worthwhile activities.

Erasmus+ aims to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe. It is open to education, training, youth and sport organisations across all sectors of lifelong learning, including school education, further and higher education, adult education and the youth sector. It offers exciting opportunities for UK participants to then study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad in Europe.

This section of the website contains information about the programme itself, how you can participate and the benefits of getting involved.

You can find out more about the programme in our presentation which gives an overview of the programme and the funding opportunities we manage. You can also download our programme brochure 'Learning together' which is aimed at UK organisations and read our key resources page for more information.

Erasmus+ in the UK

Erasmus+ is a European Union programme, managed in the UK by the UK National Agency. The UK National Agency is a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK. We work to deliver the programme for the benefit of participating UK organisations, and the individuals who are able to study, train, volunteer or gain work experience abroad through the programme. In the UK the Department for Education oversees the Erasmus+ programme and the UK National Agency.

You can find the latest information on the UK’s participation in the Erasmus+ programme on our webpage.

Find out more about how Erasmus+ is run.