‘Online version’ of Erasmus+

The European Commission (EC) has launched Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange, described as the online version of Erasmus+.

With a focus on inclusion and intercultural learning, Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange aims to reach young people from different social backgrounds and provide an accessible way for them to improve their skills.

The pilot scheme will link students and young people from the 33 Erasmus+ Programme Countries and the Southern Mediterranean neighbouring region. Activities take place as part of higher education programmes or organised youth projects, with participants able to join open online courses, moderated discussions, and transnational project groups.

The EC has produced a useful Virtual Exchange FAQs document (357 KB) and a 'Get Involved' guide for youth (147 KB) and higher education (179 KB) organisations which includes details on opportunities, courses and deadlines.

Read the Commission's press release.