(24 October 2018) – An expected budget of €3 billion is to be invested in young Europeans and to help create European Universities in 2019. Funds available for Erasmus+ are expected to increase by €300 million or 10% compared to 2018.
Today, the European Commission published its 2019 call for proposals for the Erasmus+ programme. Any public or private body active in the fields of education, training, youth and sport may apply for funding under the 2019 call for proposals for the Erasmus+ Programme. In addition, groups of young people who are active in youth work, but who do not form a youth organisation, may apply for funding. As part of the 2019 call for proposals, the Commission will launch a pilot programme which will support six European University alliances, each consisting of a minimum of 3 higher education institutions from 3 countries to promote a strengthened European identity, while also boosting excellence and helping to make European higher education institutions more competitive. Applicants have to submit their grant applications to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency by 28 February 2019 for alliances starting between 1 September and 1 December in the same year.