The European Commission has published its Erasmus+ Programme Guide for 2018. The guide is the key document for anybody who would like to have a thorough knowledge of the Erasmus+ programme, and provides details of all the opportunities supported by Erasmus+. The document is an integral part of the 2018 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals.

Organisations and institutions seeking funding in the framework of this call must comply with the conditions for participation and funding expressed in this Guide.

The document provides information on:


  • the priorities of the programme,
  • the actions supported,
  • the funding available for different actions,
  • detailed information on participation

The 2018 online application forms and related documents are currently being prepared and will be available on the websites of either the National Agencies or the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, depending on the actions concerned.

The main changes introduced in 2018 include additional opportunities for traineeships, ErasmusPro initiative to boost long term mobility for VET learners, a new “Schools Exchange Partnerships” format under Strategic Partnerships to help schools cooperate better, a “Sector Skills Alliances” action, and improved funding rules.

As in 2017, the 2018 Programme Guide places a special focus on encouraging projects supporting social inclusion (notably of refugees and migrants), as well as preventing radicalisation.

You can find further information in the full guide, available on the Erasmus+ website.