Erasmus+ wants to reach more than university students

  

A new and updated version of the European exchange programme will be accessible to more people and received a 40% budget.

Erasmus+ was approved on Tuesday by the European Parliament. Aimed at boosting skills, employability and supporting the modernisation of education, training and youth systems, the seven-year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion. More than 4 million people will receive support to study, train, work or volunteer abroad, including 2 million higher education students, 650 000 vocational training students and apprentices, as well as more than 500 000 going on youth exchanges or volunteering abroad.