Erasmus+: A new direction for European support policy on education, training, youth and sport

Coverbild: BWP 6/2014
Ausgabe/Jahr (Jahrgang) 6/2014 (43)
Seite(n) 11-15

The European programme for education and training, youth and sport known as Erasmus+ began on January 1, 2014. The programme offers – in Germany’s view – great potential for education and training practice. In order to benefit from this, it is helpful to become familiar with the new objectives and how the options for action have changed. The article outlines the education policy framework, the socio-political context and the role of the programme in the European Union’s strategy. Aspects relevant to vocational education and training are the central focus.