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Erasmus+ Programme Guide 2024: A Comparative Analysis and Reflection for Adult Learning Organizations

The 2024 Erasmus+ Programme Guide introduces notable changes from the 2023 version, vital for organizations like ours that focus on adult learning, entrepreneurship, and job-market integration. Understanding these changes is essential for leveraging the Programme’s offerings effectively.

Key Changes from 2023 to 2024

  1. Organizational Age Requirement: Now, organizations must have been operational for at least two years to apply for Erasmus+ Cooperation partnership projects.
  2. Project Application Caps: A new cap limits applications to five projects for KA1 and ten for KA2, emphasizing strategic project selection.
  3. Regional Consortium Constraints: Consortiums for Capacity Building projects must now be region-specific, eliminating regional mixing.
  4. Integration of Forward-looking Projects: These projects have been incorporated under the Partnership for Innovation.
  5. Emphasis on Green Travel: There’s a stronger focus on sustainable travel, with enhanced funding for longer distances.
  6. Sector-Specific Changes: The guide includes additional updates tailored to various sectors.

2024 Guide Provisions:

  • The guide presents actions like Learning Mobility of Individuals and Cooperation among Organizations and Institutions.
  • Key Action 2 focuses on partnerships for Cooperation, Excellence, and Innovation, offering varied opportunities for organizational growth.
  • Capacity Building projects in higher education, vocational education and training (VET), youth, and sports are now structured with specific objectives and funding rules.
  • Key Action 3 supports policy development and cooperation, including European Youth Together and Jean Monnet Actions​

Considerations for Application:

  • Verify organizational eligibility, especially the two-year operational requirement.
  • Select consortium partners carefully, respecting the new regional constraints.
  • Ensure all submissions feature original content and meet documentation standards.

We Are Entrepreneurs’ Role in the Erasmus+ Programme

As a small adult learning organization, We Are Entrepreneurs plays a pivotal role in advancing the goals of the Erasmus+ Programme. Our unique position allows us to make distinctive contributions that resonate with the Programme’s evolving priorities.

Innovative and High-Quality Training:

Our commitment to providing high-quality training in entrepreneurship sets us apart. We understand the dynamic nature of the entrepreneurial landscape and are equipped to deliver cutting-edge programs that equip learners with practical skills and knowledge. In an era where entrepreneurship is a driver of economic growth, our role is not just to educate but to empower individuals to create their own opportunities.

Building Impactful Partnerships:

Partnerships lie at the heart of the Erasmus+ Programme, and we excel in forging meaningful collaborations. Our ability to build impactful partnerships is not just a strength but a strategic advantage. By connecting with like-minded organizations, institutions, and enterprises, we create synergies that amplify the impact of our initiatives. We view partnerships as a catalyst for innovation, enabling us to develop projects that address contemporary challenges and opportunities.

Alignment with Programme’s New Areas:

The Erasmus+ Programme’s shift towards new areas aligns seamlessly with our organizational focus. Whether it’s the emphasis on sustainable travel, the integration of forward-looking projects, or the strategic approach to application caps, we see these changes as opportunities to excel. Our agility and commitment to staying at the forefront of educational innovation position us as natural allies in achieving the Programme’s objectives.

Contributing Meaningfully to the Erasmus+ Community:

Our role transcends mere participation; it’s about making a meaningful contribution to the Erasmus+ community. We aspire to be catalysts for positive change, fostering a culture of entrepreneurship, collaboration, and sustainability. By actively engaging with the Programme’s initiatives, sharing our expertise, and embracing the spirit of Erasmus+, we are not just beneficiaries but active agents of progress.

As entrepreneurs in the Erasmus+ environment, We Are Entrepreneurs embraces the challenges and opportunities presented by the Programme’s evolution. Our dedication to innovation, impactful partnerships, sustainability, and alignment with the Programme’s objectives positions us as valuable contributors to the Erasmus+ community. Together, we can shape a brighter future for adult education and entrepreneurship.

If you’re interested in collaborating under the new Erasmus+ framework, we offer project development and lifecycle management services. Contact us to explore partnership opportunities and make a significant impact in adult education and entrepreneurship.