WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The European Commission announced that it will provide 2.2 billion euros in 2016 alone to fund opportunities for young people in Europe and across the world to study, train, and volunteer or participate in youth exchanges and projects abroad under the Erasmus+ program. The program includes numerous opportunities for Americans and Europeans to participate in educational exchange, facilitate research cooperation, as well as teach and study the European Union.
"Erasmus+ offers incredible opportunities for a broad range of people and projects - student and teacher exchanges, youth actions, work placements, sports activities or projects combining all these, and much more," said Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. "I am proud that we will have 2.2 billion euros in 2016 to support thousands of great ideas that will help create more open classrooms, support young people's creativity, and help us build more tolerant societies."
Erasmus+ aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernize education, training, and youth work. Under the seven-year budget of 14.7 billion euros, more than 4 million people will gain experience and skills by studying, training or volunteering abroad.
For more information on the Call for Proposals for 2016, including a Program Guide, see http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/discover/guide/index_en.htm
SOURCE Delegation of the European Union to the United States