About Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is open to education, training, youth and sport organisations across all sectors of lifelong learning, including school education, further and higher education, adult education and the youth sector. 

The United Kingdom (UK) took part in the programme from 2014-2020, prior to its withdrawal from the European Union (EU). Organisations which successfully secured funding prior to withdrawal are continuing to deliver the funded activities and placements.  

Erasmus+ is managed at European level by the European Commission and is divided into two parts: decentralised and centralised activities. 

Centralised activities are managed directly by the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

Erasmus+ in the UK

Decentralised activities are delivered at national level by a network of National Agencies. National Agencies are overseen by National Authorities, government departments responsible for ensuring the programme is delivered in their countries. 

The Department for Education is the Erasmus+ National Authority in the UK. The programme is managed by the UK National Agency, which is a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK. We work to deliver the programme for the benefit of participating UK organisations, and the individuals who can study, train, volunteer or gain work experience abroad through the programme.

Read our webpage for the latest information on Erasmus+ in the UK following its withdrawal from the EU.