The new EU program for Education, Training, Youth and Sports entitled: Erasmus+ which aims to boost skills and employ-ability, as well as modernizing Education, Training, and Youth work. The seven year program (for 2014-2020) will have a budget of €14.7 billion; a 40% increase compared to current spending levels, reflecting the EU's commitment to investing in these areas.
Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships and will offer more opportunities for cooperation across these areas and will be easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.
Erasmus+ is structured over the following 3 Key Actions in addition to some specific Jean Monnet activities.
•Action 1: Learning Mobility for Individuals
•Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and good practices
•Action 3: Support to policy reforms
Lebanese Higher Education Institutions and stakeholders will benefit from many opportunities for international cooperation provided as follows under each of these 3 Key Actions:
•Credit Mobility, Joint Master Degrees.(under Action 1)
•Capacity Building in the field of higher education (under Action 2)
•National Erasmus+ Offices, Higher Education Reform Experts, Publications, Studies, Events (under Action 3)
•Jean Monnet activities
For more information on the program guidelines please see the Erasmus+ Programme Guide for the 2015 General Call for Proposals
Please note the following upcoming deadlines:
Deadline for Capacity Building projects: 10 February 2015
Deadline for Jean Monnet projects: 26 February 2015
Deadline for Credit Mobility projects and Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees: 4 March 2015
For further information concerning the program Erasmus+, the new call for proposals please see the following website at www.erasmusplus-lebanon.org. or http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/discover/index_en.htm