The European Commission has launched Erasmus+ which has replaced the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP). The new programme will provide funding in the areas of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020.
The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training and Youth work. The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion – an increase of 40% compared to the LLP which means greater opportunities for staff and students at SRC.
Erasmus+ will provide students and staff at SRC with opportunities to experience work placements thereby improving skills and increasing employability. There are also opportunities to share best practice across Europe, attend European and International conferences and build links with other European organisations.
Prior to the new Erasmus+ Programme, SRC successfully managed over 50 innovative European projects from 2007 - 2013 under the EU Lifelong Learning Programme.