25 Mar 2021

EC adopts first annual Work Programme of Erasmus+

On 25 March 2025, the European Commission (EC) adopted the first annual Work Programme of Erasmus+ 2021-2027. Erasmus+ has a budget of €26.2 billion, complemented with about €2.2 billion from EU's external instruments. The programme will fund learning mobility and cross-border cooperation projects for 10 million Europeans of all ages and all backgrounds. It will seek to be even more inclusive and to support the green and digital transitions, as set out in the European Education Area. Erasmus+ will also support the resilience of education and training systems in the face of the pandemic.

The first calls for proposals under the new Erasmus+ are also published today, in accordance with the Work Programme. In addition to different types of mobility (study periods abroad, traineeships, staff exchanges, apprenticeships), which counts for 70% of the budget, the new Erasmus+ also invests in cross‑border cooperation projects, including cooperation between higher education institutions (e.g. the European Universities initiative).

For more information:

EC - press release

Factsheet on new Erasmus+ 2021-2027 programme

2021 annual work programme for the implementation of "Erasmus+": the Union Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport