European Commission report on first year of Erasmus+

The European Commission has today (26 January 2016) issued a press release on Europe-wide participation in Erasmus+ in 2014.

Erasmus+ runs from 2014 – 2020. In its first year the programme funded 650,000 mobility grants for students, trainees, teachers, volunteers and other young people. This figure  includes more than 36,700 people in the UK.

Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, said: "During the first year Erasmus+ has proved a true success. The impressive number of participants is proof that the programme is making a difference in improving young people's employment prospects, helping them acquire new skills and experiences and supporting the modernisation of Europe's education, training and youth systems. We will continue to build on this popularity to reach out to more people with different interests, profiles and social backgrounds."

You can read the full release here and the Erasmus+ 2014 annual report is available to download. There is also a factsheet on the UK statistics.