The Erasmus+ programme continues to represent one of the most tangible achievements of the EU: uniting people across the continent, creating a sense of belonging and solidarity. The programme is giving millions of Europeans a wider field of expression, creating new friendships, raising qualifications and improving the prospects of all participants to better succeed in life.
In 2018, once again, thousands of students, apprentices, teachers, youth workers, trainers in vocational training, studied, trained or gained professional experience abroad. With a budget of €2.8 billion euros, Erasmus+ supported more than 850,000 mobilities, financed close to 95,000 organisations and funded around 23,500 projects. Starting in 2018, Erasmus+ has also become a key new instrument to make the European Education Area a reality by 2025, and to help higher education institutions form 17 strong new alliances, with the European Universities initiative.
As in past years, the programme fully delivered on its objectives, achieving excellent implementation performance and efficient use of funds, demonstrating its high potential for scaling up implementation in the future. Over the last three decades, more than 10 million people have participated in what, for many of them, turned out to be life-changing experiences. We stand ready to shape and implement a modern, greener, more inclusive and fit for the digital age programme in the years to come.
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