MEPs to approve the next generation of Erasmus+ 

Parliament is set to approve the new Erasmus+, the EU’s education, training, youth and sports programme, for the period 2021-2027.

The new Erasmus+ worth more than 26 billion EUR in current prices, will be significantly more inclusive than previous programmes. It will improve access to learning and mobility for people who historically have had fewer opportunities to participate – people living with a disability, people living in poverty, in a remote location, people with a migration background, and more.

Compared to the previous Erasmus+, the new programme will expand to support mobility for students in adult education. It will help people of all ages and backgrounds acquire new work and life skills, helping them better adapt to the changes brought about by the coming green and digital transitions.

In Wednesday’s debate, MEPs are likely to address COVID-19-related mobility and education issues, and the challenges in these areas for a post-COVID-19 Europe.

Procedure: Ordinary legislative procedure, second reading


Debate: Tuesday, 18 May

Vote results: Wednesday 19 May or Tuesday if announced as approved after debate

Joint Press conference on Erasmus+, Creative Europe and Solidarity Corps: Tuesday, 18 May at 10.30