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Erasmus+ is the European Commission's Programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014–2020, succeeding the previous Lifelong Learning Programme (2007–2014). As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for mobility of learners and staff and cooperation across the education, training and youth sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules and a structure which aims to streamline the administration of the programme.[1]


The Programme is open to students, apprentices, teachers, lecturers, young people, volunteers, youth workers and people working in grassroots' sport. Approximately two-thirds of the budget is allocated to learning opportunities abroad for individuals, within the EU and beyond; the remainder will support partnerships between educational institutions, youth organisations, businesses, local and regional authorities and NGOs, as well as reforms to modernise education, training and youth systems.[2]

Jean Monnet Chairs[edit]

Jean Monnet Chairs are teaching posts with a specialisation in European Union studies for university professors or senior lecturers. Jean Monnet Chairs can:

  • enhance the teaching of EU studies at your institution through the curriculum
  • conduct, monitor and supervise research on EU matters at all education levels
  • be a mentor and advisor to the next generation of teachers and researchers
  • provide expert guidance to future professionals about European matters

Jean Monnet Chairs are encouraged to:

  • publish books within their university press during the grant period. The grant will cover part of the publication and, if need be, part of the translation costs
  • participate in dissemination and information events in your country and around Europe
  • organise events (lectures, seminars, workshops, etc.) with policymakers, civil society and schools
  • network with other academics and institutions supported by Jean Monnet
  • apply open educational resources, and publish the summaries, content, schedule and expected outcomes of your activities

Jean Monnet chairs have been established, for example, at the following universities (alphabetically):

Erasmus+ for Education Staff[edit]

Erasmus+ key action 1 provides a unique opportunity for teachers, headmasters, trainers and other staff of education institutions to participate in international training courses in different European countries.

Schools, universities, vocational education and training and adult education organizations are all eligible to receive full funding to attend [...] courses under a KA1 mobility grant.

The Erasmus+ KA1 grant covers all the costs to attend [...] teacher training courses including travel, subsistence and course fee.[6]


  1. ^ European Commission: Erasmus+
  2. ^ Erasmus+ Press Release
  3. ^ Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre
  4. ^ Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena at the Wayback Machine (archived August 25, 2012)
  5. ^ Universität Konstanz at the Wayback Machine (archived May 18, 2015)
  6. ^ "Erasmus Plus Funding for Teacher Training Courses | Erasmus+ KA1". TEACHER TRAINING. Retrieved 2017-11-05.

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