Each Member State has the authority to decide and plan its education system. In this framework, EU education policy is thought to support the national initiative and to help address common challenges, like skills deficits in workforce and employability, technological development, global competition. To achieve these objectives, the EU provides numerous funding opportunities to strengthen international cooperation. One of the most important funding schemes is Erasmus+, with a budget of 14.7 billion euros for the period 2014-2020. Erasmus+ Programme aims to contribute to other European policy such as Europe 2020, ET2020 and EU Youth Strategy by fighting against the young unemployment, by empowering of young people and enhancing their ability to participate actively in a more inclusive and democratic society, by promoting adult and lifelong learning, by promoting innovation and cooperation among countries and through policy reforms. Also, by promoting cooperation between bodies, organizations and institutions within the EU MS, Erasmus+ reinforce EU identity, cohesion and the promotion of EU values across all the Member States.
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