Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. It runs for seven years, from 2014 to 2020.
Erasmus+ aims to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe. It is open to education, training, youth and sport organisations across all sectors of lifelong learning, including school education, further and higher education, adult education and the youth sector. It offers exciting opportunities for UK participants to then study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad in Europe.
Key Actions is the collective name for activities and projects that can be funded under Erasmus+. The Transform Autism Education project is funded under Key Action 2.
Key Action 2: Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices
This Action is all about enabling organisations to work together to improve their provision for learners and share innovative practices. Under Key Action 2 organisations work in partnership with organisations from other participating countries.
The projects funded under this Key Action focus on sharing, developing and transferring innovative practices in education, training and youth provision between participating countries. It aims to increase the positive impact of European activities at all levels to ensure benefits for the individuals, organisations and countries involved in projects and covers the five fields of higher education, vocational education and training (VET), schools, adult education and youth.
For further information on Erasmus+ go to: www.erasmusplus.org.uk/about-erasmus