BRUSSELS – Over the last three years more than 10 million people have participated in the Erasmus+ 2018 programme, according to the European Commission’s annual report released on Tuesday.
“Erasmus+ is a great joint success, but we have to put the bar even higher. We must strive for greater participation, greater mobility, greater diversity and more opportunities,” said Margaritis Schinas, Vice President of the European Commission for Promotion of our European Lifestyle.
“Actions across Europe in the fields of education, youth and sport are an opportunity for interactions, exchanges and knowledge,” he added.
“For our younger generations, Erasmus+ is now a gateway to Europe and the world. It is one of the most tangible achievements of the EU: it unites people across the continent, it creates a sense of belonging and solidarity, it upgrades the qualifications and improves the prospects of the people involved,” he stressed at an event in Brussels.
2018 was another record year as the programme’s budget reached 2.8 billion euros, a 10 pct increase in funding compared to 2017.
Erasmus+ has funded over 23,500 projects and, in total, supported the mobility of more than 850,000 students, apprentices, educators and youth workers in 2018.