News archive - Erasmus+ 2018 Call for Proposals open

The Erasmus+ programme is the European Union's programme to support a range of sectors including higher education, through student and staff mobility with scholarships, and through higher education cooperation projects.These projects and mobility schemes are selected each year under a Call for Proposals. The 2018 Call is now open. You can find the call announcement and the new Programme guide governing the 2018 selection directly at the Erasmus+ website. Deadlines fall in February, and new projects will be selected in June/July.
As always, the Call has a strong international dimension[[1] Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees, International Credit Mobility, Capacity Building for Higher Education, Jean Monnet Actions1]; the summary of the Call opportunities from a partner-country point of view are attached below. The Call will select new international credit mobility projects which will ultimately move some 35,000 students and staff between Europe and its partner countries. 45 new Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (good for some 2750 scholarships), 150 new Capacity-building projects and around 230 Jean Monnet projects will be selected in 2018.
You'll find attached below: 
  • (a) the call budget and timing
  • (b) the new elements in the call compared to last year, and a link to the updated national, regional and cross-cutting priorities for capacity-building.

This year's budget has increased by €200 million since 2017, representing an increase of 8%.

The major changes since 2017 include:

  • Additional opportunities for Erasmus+ higher education students to carry out traineeships aimed at gaining digital skills;
  • The ErasmusPro initiative under VET mobility projects to boost long term mobility for VET learners;
  • A new "Schools Exchange Partnerships" format under Strategic Partnerships to help schools better finding their way into cooperation projects;
  • The action "Sector Skills Alliances" has been reintroduced to this Programme Guide;
  • The funding rules for most actions have been fine-tuned;

As in 2016 and 2017, the 2018 Programme Guide places a special focus on encouraging projects supporting social inclusion (notably of refugees and migrants), as well as preventing radicalisation

Please do not hesitate to contact the team with any queries about the call or Erasmus+ more generally at


Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • International; Other
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Admin on November 17, 2017
Modified on November 20, 2017