Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport. It began on 1 January 2014 and replaces current funding programmes run by the European Commission in the area of education, training, youth and sport, including the Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Comenius, Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal), Youth in Action and other international programmes including Jean Monnet and Erasmus Mundus.
The Erasmus+ programme will run from 2014-2020 and supports activities in education, training, youth and sport across all sectors of lifelong learning including Higher Education, Further Education, adult education, schools and youth activities.
Many of the language courses on the gostudylink website are eligible for Erasmus+ funding. Although you can no longer apply for funding as an individual, your education institution or organisation can apply and the employees or students can then apply for funding through their organisation
The Erasmus+ website has all the details of how to apply, when you can apply, and who is eligible for funding.
The aim of the programme is to boost skills and employability as well as modernise education, training, and youth work across Europe. It has a budget of approximately 14.7 billion euros across Europe and will, over the next seven years, provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad and will also support transnational partnerships between education, training and youth organisations, as well as support grassroots sport projects.
A number of non EU countries are also participating in some or all aspects of Erasmus+. It is important to check eligibility before applying.