(30 November 2017) – Today, the Commission is publishing the Erasmus+ Annual Report 2016, which covers the third year of Erasmus+, one of the European Union’s most successful and iconic programmes.
In 2016 Erasmus+ was instrumental in supporting Member States to promote social, civic and intercultural competences, in line with the goals set out in the Paris Declaration:
• €200 million were allocated to 1,200 cooperation projects targeting the promotion of tolerance, non-discrimination and social inclusion. Particular attention was given to the selection of projects involving refugees, asylum seekers and migrants principally in Youth mobility.
• A dedicated €13 million call was launched to disseminate, replicate and upscale existing good practices at grassroots level. It attracted great interest from stakeholders with 35 projects selected.
• The “Online Linguistic Support for Refugees” initiativehelped more than 6,500 newly arrived refugees to improve their language skills.
• In the field of youth transnational partnerships, a quarter of the projects funded either directly involved migrants, refugees or asylum seekers or targeted their inclusion, citizenship, and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination.