Article | Last updated: 2015-06-12 | Ministry of Education and Research
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+ 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.
In Norway, the Ministry of Education an Reaearch, the Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion and the Ministry of Culture are responsible authorities for the program. Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) is the national agency for education and sports field, while The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs continues as the national agency for youth part of the new program (Active Youth).