The first document, the 2019 Work Programme, includes logistical information about the 2019 framework such as the decision to implement grants, thematic goals, procurements and budgetary information. According to the Work Programme:
“In 2019, the main novelty will be the activity on European Universities. The selected projects will increase the performance, attractiveness and competitiveness of higher education institutions on a European scale. Another important novelty, under the Sector Skills Alliances call, will be the inclusion of a lot for the development of sectoral approaches through platforms of vocational excellence, aimed at establishing world-class reference points for both initial as well as continuing training in specific sectors.”
The second document, the 2019 Programme Guide, provides essential insight into Erasmus+. It provides organizations and participants a complete outline of the opportunities available for the 2019 programme. It also provides the rules and conditions for receiving a grant and it lists various reference documents in the Guide’s Annex IV to assist potential participating organizations with their application process.
Erasmus+ is the European Commission’s programme to support education, training, youth and sports in Europe for the period of 2014-2020. It has a budget of €14.7 billion that aims to provide over 4 million Europeans the opportunity to study, train, gain experience and volunteer abroad.