Erasmus+celebrates its 37th anniversary

June 25, 2024
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In 1987, 3 200 students from 11 European countries (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom) took part in university exchanges.



37 years later, Erasmus+ has provided opportunities to over 15 million participants. These were not only students, but also learners and education professionals from other sectors that the programme has gradually been supporting.



From 1987 to 2013, around 7.1 million people took part in the programme. Between 2014 to 2023 alone, another 8.5 million benefitted from an Erasmus experience. This means that, by 2023, the Erasmus+ programme has supported double the number of participants compared to 2014.



Between 2014 and 2024, the Erasmus+ programme contracted more than 230 000 projects and involved almost 170 000 organisations. In doing so, it helped to form a vast network of stakeholders and organisations in education and training, youth and sport, and enhance cooperation at EU level.

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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia