Erasmus+ Programme Annual Report 2015
This report covers the second year of implementation of Erasmus+, the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport. It aims to give an overview of all the activities implemented so far with regard to the Erasmus+ 2015 calls, planned under the 2015 Erasmus+ Annual Work Programme
- Posted on: Jan 28, 2017
Year of publication: 2017
In 2015, programme priorities were shaped by the Paris Declaration of EU education ministers and the European Commissioner for education, culture, youth and sport; the EU pledge to tackle intolerance, discrimination and radicalisation; and by the massive inflow of migrants in Europe. The Commission undertook to mobilise all possible legal flexibility to re-orientate EU programmes and instruments so as to increase their focus on the integration of migrants and on social inclusion measures, as well as to promote social and intercultural competences to address diversity.
Education, training, youth and sport policies are instrumental in promoting social inclusion, common European values and active citizenship; The Erasmus+ programme was acknowledged as playing a major role in this regard. Erasmus+ can also help to overcome these challenges and restore confidence in the EU, especially among young people. Hence, a series of measures were prepared to be implemented through Erasmus+ calls and contacts were taken with stakeholders across sectors to take on board the new priorities and put a stronger focus on the needs of migrants in education, on the prevention of youth radicalisation and on addressing educational poverty, both in ongoing and future actions.