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For a lot of students it is like in the film L’Auberge Espagnole. Recently, the benchmark of the 3 millionth Erasmus student was reached. This exchange programme, adopted in 1987, represents the first time living and studying abroad for many European students. Probably, it changed the life of most of them. From 2007 to 2013 it formed a major part of the EU Lifelong Learning Programme. On December 2013, the European Parliament approved the new form of the project, now called Erasmus+.
As reported on the Twitter bio of @EUErasmusPlus, the new seven year programme strengthens education, training, youth and sport in Europe, allowing young people (over 4 million Europeans according the forecasts) to gain experience by studying, training or volunteering abroad. It will have a significant budget of €14.7 billion, that represents a remarkable increase of 40% compared to current spending levels. At least 63% of this budget will concern Learning mobility of individuals. At least 28% of the money will be spent to improve the Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. Finally, the Support for policy reform will use the 4.2% of the funds.
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