New opportunities Erasmus + 2021-2027

The new Erasmus+ programme for 2021-2027 has been launched and is full of new opportunities. Erasmus+  has a lot to offer for organisations in the field of guidance and guidance practitioners.

The new Erasmus+ programme provides opportunities for study periods abroad, traineeships, apprenticeships, and staff exchanges in all fields of education, training, youth and sport. It is open to school pupils, higher education and vocational education and training students, adult learners, youth exchanges, youth workers and sport coaches.

The main features of the Erasmus+ 2021-2027 are:

  • Inclusion and diversity: more inclusive and accessible funding program.
  • Participation: improving active involvement in the program and in society
  • Sustainability: making the funding programs sustainable and promote sustainable action
  • Digitalization: promoting the use of digital tools and the development of digital skills


The programme features various new opportunities, such as:

Key action 1: Accreditations vs. short-term projects in adult education

  • The new Erasmus+ programme offers organizations the possibility of an accreditation.  This enables a simplified and unlimited participation throughout the entire program period.
  • Short-term projects for the mobility of learners and staff offer applicant organizations the possibility to organize different mobility activities over a period of six to twelve months with a maximum of 30 participants.
  • From 2021 the programme also offers adult learners to go on mobility.

Key Action 2: Strategic Partnerships

  • Small-scale Partnerships are a new opportunity with lower grant amounts for organizations, shorter durations, and simpler administrative requirements.  

Find more information on opportunities the Erasmus+ programme offers for the field of guidance and guidance practitioners in the Programme Guide and the Erasmus+ 2021-2027 Fact Sheet.