The Erasmus+ Programme

Erasmus + Program
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; a 40% increase compared to current spending levels, reflecting the EU's commitment to investing in these areas.
Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.
Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training, and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.
It will also support national efforts to modernise Education, Training, and Youth systems. In the field of Sport, there will be support for grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.
Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training, and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the Education , Training , Youth , and Sport sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.

Capacity Building
This action aims to support the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of higher education in the Partner Countries. Capacity Building projects must to be carried out in the context of the national and geographical priorities and through international cooperation.
Capacity Building Projects are transnational cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships primarily between higher education institutions (HEIs) from Programme and eligible Partner Countries (like Israel). They can also involve non-academic partners to strengthen the links with society and business and to reinforce the systemic impact of the projects. These projects aim to support the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of the higher education field in the eligible Partner Countries; contribute to cooperation between the EU and the eligible Partner Countries (and amongst the eligible Partner Countries); improve the quality of higher education and enhance its relevance for the labour market and society; improve the level of competences and skills in HEIs by developing new and innovative education programmes; enhance the management, governance and innovation capacities, as well as the internationalisation of HEIs.