What is Erasmus+?
Erasmus+ is the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport. It runs from 2014 till the end of 2020 with a total budget of 14.7 billion euro.
Within Erasmus+ there are different sections:
- one for education and training
- one for youth projects
- one for sports.
Who implements Erasmus+ in Flanders?
Two National Agencies and one Contact Point implement Erasmus+ in Flanders, Belgium.
- EPOS vzw is the Flemish National Agency for Education and Training.
- JINT vzw is the Flemish National Agency for Youth in Action, the youth section of Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps.
- EU Sport Link is the Flemish Contact Point for the Erasmus+ Sports Programme. However, applications in the field of sport are dealt with centrally by the Executive Agency of the European Commission (EACEA).
Can I apply for funding in Flanders?
- If you are based in the Flemish Community of Belgium, you can apply for Erasmus+ funding with JINT or EPOS. Check the Erasmus+ website of the French Community and the German-speaking Community if you are resident in one of these Belgian regions.
- If you are located in another country, please check the website of the European Commission for contact details of your National Agency.
- If you are an organization located outside of Europe, you can participate in some projects, but it is always one of the partners from the EU that should submit the project at their home country.
- If you are an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO), you should apply for project grants to the national agency where you are legally established. It is possible for an INGO to be a partner in the project of one of its member organisations. In that case one of its national members should apply to the National Agency of its country.