Erasmus+ programme budget to double from 2021

Yesterday, President Jean-Claude Juncker has announced the proposal to double the Erasmus+ funding for the period of 2021-2027. A Commission statement on the Multiannual Financial Framework (2021-27) comments “The Erasmus+ programme, one of the Union’s most visible success stories, will continue to create opportunities for the education and mobility of young people. The focus will be on inclusiveness, and to reach more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. This will allow more young people to move to another country to learn or work. A more powerful Erasmus+ programme will reach a size of EUR 30 billion over the period and also include an amount of EUR 700 million for Interrail passes for young people.”