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Erasmus+ 2016: Inclusion and Employability

VU International News and Reviews No. 103 December 18 2017

December 2017

In November, the European Commission published its 2016 Erasmus+ Annual Report, highlighting the policy priorities of social inclusion as well as skills development for lifelong employability.

In 2016, the EU spent 2 270 million euro on Erasmus+, yielding close to a quarter million mobile people and involving close to 80 000 organisations in over 20 000 projects.

Interesting to note is that the annual budget will only rise in the coming years from about 2.5 billion to something near 3.5 billion euro in 2020.

Also interesting to see is that higher education is a relatively small player in Key Action 2 and has relatively low success rates: 18% in 2016.

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