Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport, which brings together seven previous EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training and Youth (e.g. Lifelong Learning Programme as well as Youth in Action, Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and the programme for cooperation with industrialised countries). For the first time it provides support for Sport.
The programme foresees three main actions:and to Erasmus+ Master Degree Loans.
In the field of Sport, support will be provided for grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.
The Jean Monnet initiative is also included in the new Programme, with the aim to promote excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide.
Some Erasmus+ actions (centralized ones) are directly managed at a European level by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) located in Brussels, whereas others (decentralised actions) are managed in each programme country by National Agencies appointed by their national authorities.