This Programme Guide is a tool for anybody who would like to have a thorough knowledge of what the Erasmus+ Programme is about. This document is mainly addressed to those who wish to be:
participating organisations: meaning those organisations, institutions, bodies organising activities supported by the Programme;
participants: meaning those individuals (students, trainees, apprentices, pupils, adult learners, young people, volunteers, or professors, teachers, trainers, youth workers, professionals in the field of education, training, youth and sport, etc.) involved in activities organised by the participating organisations.
Every year, thousands of projects are submitted by organisations across Europe in order to receive financial support from the Erasmus+ Programme; for this reason, the Commission has set up a transparent evaluation process that aims at providing grants for the best projects:
for most Actions, all the rules and conditions for receiving a grant from the Programme are specified in this Programme Guide;
for some other Actions, which are only mentioned in this Programme Guide, the rules and conditions for receiving a grant are described in specific calls for proposals published by or on behalf of the European Commission.
When planning an application, potential participating organisations can also be inspired and informed by other reference documents; some of these documents are listed in Annex IV of this Guide.