Erasmus+ is the programme of the European Union that provides funding for projects for cooperation in the field of school, vocational, higher and adult education, youth and sports.
The new Erasmus+ programme runs from 2021-2027 and the projected budget for this seven-year period amounts to 26 billion euros.
The Foundation Tempus is responsible for promoting and implementing the Erasmus+ programme in Serbia in the field of education, training and youth.
Institutions and organizations that can fully participate in the Erasmus+ programme must belong to the EU Member States or third countries associated to the Programme (all European Union countries, Serbia, North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey), while some parts of the programme are open to participants from the third countries not associated to the Programme (other countries in the neighborhood of the European Union and all other countries of the world).
The Republic of Serbia has been participating in the program as a full member since the Call for proposals for 2019.
The Erasmus+ programme consists of three key activities – KA1, KA2 and KA3 and one separate part – Jean Monnet. Institutions from Serbia can participate in all types of projects in each of the three parts of the Erasmus+ programme:
- Projects under the Key Activity 1 (KA1) are mobility projects for learning and acquiring new skills.
- Projects under the Key Activity 2 (KA2) are institutional cooperation projects for innovation and exchange of good practices.
- Projects under the Key Activity 3 (KA3) are projects to support education policy reforms and are aimed at institutions that create and implement public policies in the field of education and youth.