What are the Key Actions?

Key Actions (also referred to as Actions) is the collective name for activities and projects that can be funded under Erasmus+.  There are three Key Action areas which can be summarised as:

There are also two separate areas of the programme for Jean Monnet activities and Sport.

Key Action 1: Mobility of Individuals

This is all about providing opportunities for individuals to improve their skills, enhance their employability and gain cultural awareness. Under Key Action 1 organisations can apply for funding to run mobility projects to offer structured study, work experience, job shadowing, training and teaching opportunities to staff and learners.

Key Action 1 covers the five fields of higher education, vocational education and training, schools, adult education and youth.

Find out more about Key Action 1.

Key Action 2: Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices

This is all about enabling organisations to work together in order to improve their provision for learners and share innovative practices. Under Key Action 2 organisations can apply for funding to work in partnership with organisations from other participating countries.

Key Action 2 covers the five fields of higher education, vocational education and training, schools, adult education and youth.

Find out more about Key Action 2.

Key Action 3: Support for Policy Reform

This Key Action covers any type of activity aimed at supporting and facilitating the modernisation of education and training systems. Under Key Action 3, the Erasmus+ programme will fund strategic activities supporting policy reform across the EU in education, training and youth.

Key Action 3 covers the fields of higher education, vocational education and training, schools, adult education and youth.

Find out more about Key Action 3.

Jean Monnet activities

Jean Monnet activities provide support and funding to academic institutions to promote excellence in European integration studies in higher education. This action also aims to foster dialogue between the academic world and policymakers in order to enhance EU policies for higher education. Jean Monnet activities cover the field of higher education only.

Jean Monnet activities are run centrally by the European Commission’s Executive Agency in Brussels; please visit their website for further information.

Sport

Erasmus+ Sport aims to promote good governance and tackle cross-border threats to the integrity of sport. Erasmus+ funding in the field of sport aims to support actions that result in the development, transfer, and implementation of innovative ideas and practices in sport at a European, national, regional and local level.

The main aim of the Sport Action is to promote fair play and cooperation in sport in order to respond to major challenges facing the sector today.

Please visit the European Commission's website for more information on Sport activities.