The European Commission’s proposal for the next generation of the Erasmus programme was released on 30 May. For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission is proposing to increase the Erasmus budget to €30 billion (double the amount of the current Erasmus+ programme). The proposal aims to make the programme more effective by supporting key political objectives such as building a European Education Area by 2025, empowering young people, and promoting a European identity through youth, education, and culture policies.
The proposed programme aims to be more accessible, supporting mobility and learning opportunities for 12 million people – three times as many as the 4 million people participating in the current programme. It will also focus on promoting forward-looking study fields such as renewable energy, climate change, environmental engineering, artificial intelligence, and design.