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The Erasmus+ Programme Plus is a new programme of European Union replacing the Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action Programs conducted between 2007-2013. Mainly focusing on projects, Erasmus+ also includes the individual activities.

As a program to be applied in the years 2014-2020, Erasmus+ aims at providing people, regardless of their age and educational background, with new skills, strengthening their personal development and increasing the opportunities for their employment. The program covers educational opportunities and youth and sports areas. The main reason for naming the programs as Erasmus+ is to benefit from the reputation of Erasmus among public and strongly associated with the European Union. For this reason, the new program uses the brand of Erasmus. Erasmus+ Program does not differ much from the current one in terms of basic aims and activities. However, it includes certain changes in order to increase the efficiency of the current program and make it easier and more feasible in practice.

Erasmus+ Program;

All programs carried out within the body of Lifelong Learning Programs such as Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius and Grundtvig programs and 5 International Cooperation Program (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and Bilateral Cooperation with Industrialized Countries) are put under the heading Erasmus+. This one program makes application rules and procedures much easier and puts an end to the repetitions of the multi-structured programs.

Guaranteed grant programs are initiated for the students who have already obtained their master degrees so that they can study abroad and acquire the necessary skills required in knowledge intensive sectors.

Bilateral Cooperation with Industrialized Countries Program which was applied in the previous period preserves its position among central projects of Erasmus+ Program by including youth area. However, the scope of the countries eligible for cooperation has been widened. You may check Erasmus+ Program Guide for the countries to be cooperated.

By offering new teaching methods, Erasmus+ provides partnership projects for Knowledge Alliances which will increase creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship between higher education institutions and sectors. Furthermore, partnership projects among higher education institutions for Sector Skills Alliances which aims to increase employment by providing innovative vocational teaching and learning methods.

Opportunities for mobility and alliances are strengthened and grants for the students, teachers, trainers and youth leaders of higher education and vocational education are increased.