The European Union`s Erasmus+ programme started 2014 and will end in 2020. The budget of the programme within this time frame is 14.7 billion euros. The Republic of Serbia is participating from the beginning, continuing its contribution in educational programmes of the European Union since 2001. The Republic of Serbia started it’s participation in Erasmus+ as a partner country, but in 2016 begun preparations for fully-pledged membership of the programme. Since the 2019 Call for proposals, the Republic of Serbia is a fully-pledged member of the Erasmus+ programme.
Since the beginning of the programme in 2014, the educational institutions and youth organizations from Serbia have been coordinators or partners in projects with total value of over 67 million euros.
Erasmus+ is a European Union programme providing support to cooperation projects in the following three fields: Education and training, Youth, Sport and additional section Jean Monnet.
The Programme is made up of three so-called “Key Actions” (KA). There is KA1 (key action 1) which supports mobility for the individuals in all three fields, KA2, Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices and KA3 – support for policy reform.
Depending to whom education institutions submit their proposals, all projects in Erasmus+ programme are divided into centralized or decentralized, regardless of key action type or field they belong to ( education, youth, sport).