Erasmus programme in 2012-2013: a new record-breaking year!
On 10 July Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou announced that 2012-2013 was a record-breaking year for the Erasmus programme with newly published figures. Since its creation in 1987, the Erasmus programme is one of the most popular and appreciated ones by European citizens and the figures show that each year is better in terms of participation, grant and budget. In 2012-2013, the record of 270 000 students who received a grant to study or train in another European country was reached. The new Erasmus + programme 2014-2020 aims to increase learning opportunities for 4 million people in Europe with an announced 40% increased budget. See also the figures explained. Read also soon the outcomes of theErasmus Impact Study conducted by ESN.