25 August 2021
On 15 March 2018, the European Commission launches “Erasmus + Virtual Exchange”. This project, which is an integral part of the Erasmus + programme, aims to promote the networking of young people and students from different Member States as well as from the Southern neighbourhood of the European Union.
This project shall promote intercultural dialogue and improve the skills of at least 25,000 young people through digital learning tools over the next two years. The project covers the 33 Erasmus+ programme countries and the Southern Mediterranean region which includes Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia.
The online version of Erasmus+ will complement the traditional physical mobility programme and could in the future be extended to other regions of the world.
During the pilot phase, with a budget of 2 million euro until December 2018, Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange will reach at least 8,000 young people. If successful, the aim is to renew it until the end of 2019 to reach 17,000 more people.