In its first year, the Erasmus+ programme has invested 264 million EUR in Vocational Education and Training learner and staff mobility actions.
3.156 projects were implemented; 18.094 organisations participated and more than 126.000 people took part in mobility actions, meaning:
- 66.470 Learners in Companies
- 36.208 Learners in Vocational Institutes
- 18.943 staff training
- 4.383 Training Teaching Assignments
The seven year programme (2014-2020) has the goal of offering up to 650,000 grants to those undertaking vocational studies or apprenticeships abroad.
In regards to Key Action 2 – Cooperation for Innovation and the exchange of good practices, the programme has granted 377 Strategic Partnerships for Vocational Education and Training in 2014, with a total amount of 96 million EUR, being VET the most financed education sector.
650,000 people took part in mobility actions in 2014
In general terms, the programme in its first year supported 650,000 mobility grants for students, trainees, teachers, volunteers and other young people, and financed 18,000 projects with a total budget of over €2 billion.
The data also reveals that a record number of students (272,000) and staff (57,000) took part compared to any previous year. Spain, Germany and France remained the three most popular destinations for Erasmus students to study or train abroad in 2013-2014.
In addition, a new Erasmus Regional Impact Study confirms that while undertaking an Erasmus student exchange significantly improves young people’s employability, this is especially true for students coming from Southern and Eastern Europe.
Social inclusion, active citizenship and tolerance at the core of Erasmus+ scope for 2016
In 2016 the Erasmus+ programme has comitted a further €13 million to fund projects tackling issues like social inclusion of minorities and migrants and other disadvantaged social groups.
Check out the Erasmus+ statistics, reports and infographics here.