Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. It aims to offer students, school pupils, teachers, trainers, staff, young persons, etc. the possibility to travel abroad (studies, internship) to develop their knowledge, skills and employability. The programme also enables expertise to be shared and innovation to flourish in the fields of education, training, youth and sport.
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union and aims at securing Europe’s global competitiveness. By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.
The Lifelong Learning Programme was the European Union programme for education and training for the period 2007-2013. LLP supported exchanges and connections between individuals, institutions and countries within the European Union and the European Economic Area. With a budget of nearly €7 billion, the programme funded a range of actions including exchanges, study visits and networking activities.
Launched in 2003 and running until 2013, Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE) aimed at creating better conditions for a more sustainable energy future in areas as varied as renewable energy, energy-efficient buildings, industry, consumer products and transport. With a budget of € 730 million, IEE was available to fund projects and put into place a range of European portals, facilities and initiatives.