On March 25, 2021, the European Commission officially announced the launch of the new Erasmus+ programme for 2021-2027.
The new Erasmus+ programme is now endowed with a total budget of EUR 26.2 billion, i.e. a substantial increase of more than 80% compared to the previous period (2014-2020). With this increased budget, Erasmus+ will be more inclusive, more digital, and more green.
The program will support priorities and activities set out in the European Education Area, the Digital Education Action Plan, and the European Skills Agenda. Besides, the program will also implement the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027. The programme traditionally promotes teaching, training, and research on European integration, especially on the future challenges and opportunities of the EU within the Jean Monnet Activities.
Erasmus+ promotes the main objectives in the three fields of education, training, youth, and sport:
- academic mobility in vocational education and training;
- non-formal and informal education;
- the educational mobility of sports staff.
To support the mobility of learners and staff, Erasmus+ also offers new flagship initiatives: European Universities, Erasmus Teachers Academies, Centers of Vocational Excellence, and DiscoverEU.
Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute is well acquainted with most of the Erasmus + programmes because our University already has experience in its activities in previous years (the European Union Erasmus + programme has been implemented since 2014). Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute has implemented 5 projects in the field of “Development of the higher education potential”, 2 projects of the Jean Monnet Programme, and more than 70 academic mobility projects.