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  COVID 19 Updates:

For the latest updates on the COVID 19 pandemic impact on the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps Programmes, please view the following links:

European Commission COVID 19 Impact Page

Malta’s Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps National Agency (EUPA) webpage​

European Commission Communication dated 18/05/2020 – Measures for the implementation of the Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps Programmes in the coming months.​


 Roles and Responsibilities

The National Authority (NAU) is the supervisory body for the EU Educational Programmes, namely the Erasmus+ Programme (2021-2027) and the European Solidarity Corps. The National Authority shall monitor and supervise the management of the Programme at national level. The National Authority designates a National Agency for the duration of the Programme.


The National Agency shall be responsible for managing all stages of the Project lifestyle.

Erasmus+ Programme

Erasmus+ 2021-2027 - Enrichinglives, opening minds through the EU programme for education, training, youth  a​nd sport

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.

It has an estimated budget of €26.2 billion. This is nearly double the funding compared to its predecessor programme (2014-2020).

The 2021-2027 programme places a strong focus on social inclusion, the green and digital transitions, and promoting young people’s participation in democratic life.

It supports priorities and activities set out in the European Education Area, Digital Education Action Plan and the European Skills Agenda. The programme also

supports the European Pillar of Social Rights
implements the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027
develops the European dimension in sport


Erasmus+ offers mobility and cooperation opportunities in

higher education
vocational education and training
school education (including early childhood education and care)
adult education
and sport

Detailed information on these opportunities, including eligibility criteria, is available in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide​.


The outcomes of Erasmus+ are available in reports and compendia of statistics, as well as through the Erasmus+ Projects P​latform. This includes most of the initiatives funded by the programme and a selection of good practices and success stories.

Programme Guide:

The Erasmus+ Programme Guide is essential to understanding Erasmus+. It provides participating organisations and individuals a comprehensive list of opportunities supported by the programme.

The 2022 Programme Guide is available as an online version, with a more user-friendly, accessible format to make it easier to find information, as well as a PDF​ version​.

Organisations and institutions seeking funding in the framework of this call must comply with the conditions for participation and funding expressed in this Guide.

The document provides information on

            the priorities of the programme

            the actions supported

            the funding available for different actions

            detailed information on participation

 Erasmus+ Budget – 2022

The Erasmus+ programme budget for 2021-2027 is €26.2 billion, compared with €14.7 billion for 2014-2020. This will be complemented by about €2.2 billion from the EU’s external instruments.

With this increased budget, Erasmus+ will be more inclusive, more digital, and greener.

For information about the available budget by action, please consult the 2022 Erasmus+ AnnualWork Programme​ 

More information about Malta’s 2022 E+ budget is found

    Key Actions

    Key Action 1: Learning mobility of individuals

    Learning mobility opportunities aim to encourage the mobility of students, staff, trainees, apprentices, youth workers and young people.

    The role of the organisations in this process is to organise these opportunities for individuals. The benefits for the organisations include an increased capacity to operate at an international level, improved management skills, access to more funding opportunities and projects, increased ability to prepare, manage, and follow-up projects, a more attractive portfolio of opportunities for students and staff at participating organisations, the opportunity to develop innovative projects with partners from around the world.

    Key Action 2: Cooperation among organisations and institutions

    The cooperation among organisations and institutions is expected to result in the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices at organisational, local, regional, national or European levels.

    Key Action 3: Support for policy reform

    Opportunities under this Key Action contribute to supporting the overall EU policy agenda, the Education and Training 2020 cooperation framework, and the Youth Strategy.

    Organisations will contribute to improving the quality of education, training, and youth systems in Europe, as well as promoting transnational learning and cooperation between authorities. They will also contribute to developing the basis for evidence based policy-making, as well as supporting networks and tools for policy implementation.

    Organisations will also contribute to improving the involvement of young people in democratic life and their engagement with politicians.

    Jean Monnet

    Opportunities for teaching, research, and policy debate on the EU and its policies.


    Designed to develop and implement joint activities to promote sport and physical activity, identify and implement innovative activities in the field of sport, and manage not-for-profit events to increase participation in sport.​

    Erasmus+ 2022 Deadlines​

    All deadlines for submission of applications for decentralised actions end at 12.00 (noon), Brussels time, while all deadlines for submission of applications for centralised actions end at 17.00 Brussels time.



    The European Solidarity Corps funding is provided in the form of grants to organisations through call for proposals.

    Young people wishing to engage in such activities need to register in the European Solidarity Corps portal. The European Solidarity Corps portal offers a place for those young people and organisations, holding a grant, to implement activities and to find each other. 

    European Solidarity Corps can support:

    Volunteering strand

    Volunteering activities
              In teams
               Volunteering teams in high-priority areas

     European Solidarity Corps funding for volunteering projects helps organisations broaden their impact by hosting volunteers or sending volunteers abroad. These projects give young people an opportunity to take part in organisations’ day-to-day activities – potentially a very enriching experience for volunteers and organisations alike.

    Volunteering projects are the most common type of project. Organisations taking part must hold an appropriate Quality Label (or Erasmus+ volunteering accreditation). They can apply for a European Solidarity Corps grant to cover:

    individual volunteering (2-12 months, or, in some cases, 2 weeks to 2 months) 

    team volunteering (2 weeks to 2 months, 10-40 participants).

    Volunteering teams in high-priority areas: This area of work is managed centrally by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). It involves funding fairly large projects carried out by teams of volunteers focusing on thematic priorities defined each year at EU level.

    Solidarity Projects

    Solidarity Projects offer a way for young people with initiative to run their own project in their home country. The conditions are straightforward:

    at least 5 young people must be involved
    the project should last 2-12 months
    all participants must be registered in the European Solidarity Corps’ portal.
    the project can be full-time or part-time.

    Quality Label:

    The European Solidarity Corps Quality Label certifies that an organisation taking part in the Corps is able to provide the necessary conditions for young people to take part in solidarity activities.

    The participating organisation must comply with the principles of the European Solidarity Corps​  and live up to the high quality standards set out in the Guide.

    The Quality Label gives an applicant organisation access to the European Solidarity Corps funding opportunities and pool of motivated young people. Although you must have the label to be able to apply for funding, it doesn’t automatically guarantee funding.

    An organisation can apply for a Quality Label for volunteering – supporting and/or host role.

    Note that a Quality Label is not needed:

    for Solidarity Projects
    if your organisation has a valid Erasmus+ European Voluntary Service accreditation – in that case it is already eligible to apply for funding and has automatic access to the Organisation Portal.

    The European Solidarity Corps Guide

    The Guide will tell you everything you want to know about the programme. It is an integral part of the call for proposals. If your organisation is applying for funding, it must abide by the conditions for participation and funding set out in the Guide.

    Contact Information:

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    The National Authority

    Funds and Programme Division
    The Oaks Business Centre,
    Block B,
    Triq Farsons,
    Ħamrun, HMR 1321

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    2555 2634

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    The National Agency 

    European Union Programmes
    Agency (EUPA)
    The Oaks Business Centre,
    Level 3,
    Triq Farsons,
    Ħamrun, HMR1325
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    2555 2330