Erasmus + celebrates 35 years with the launch of projects such as DESTINE

  • The Erasmus + programme is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a commitment to social inclusion, the green and digital transitions, and promoting young people’s participation in democratic life.
  • The aim of Destine is to contribute to achieving the adaptation of VET education to the digital area by ensuring inclusion and diversity through the joint work of seven organisations from six countries

With a budget of 26.2 billion euros for the period 2021-2027, the Erasmus+ programme celebrates now 35 years of life. With almost 13 million beneficiaries since its inauguration in 1987, the Erasmus+ programme continues to be one of the best known and most famous programme promoted by the European Union.

Characterised by mobility, an area to which it allocates 70% of its budget, the Erasmus+ programme continues to reap success by adapting its priorities to the needs of society. Created with the aim of providing expertise in international cooperation, strengthening capacities and developing innovative solutions resulting from the exchange of experiences in the areas of education, training, youth and sport, the Erasmus + programme during its current period (2021-2027) focuses on social inclusion, green and digital transition and promotion of young people participation in democratic life.

Destine is framed in a period where the programme puts the focus on inclusion and diversity, digital Erasmus and green Erasmus, being the first two areas in which Destine’s partners are currently working and was designed for contribute to.

The Destine project is a clear example of how the European Union, under programmes such as Erasmus +, aims to coordinate the different needs of each country depending on the shortcomings of each academic, social and cultural field so that they converge and thus create a valid joint strategy applicable to all member states.

In the case of Destine, seven partners from six different countries are working to identify gaps and present solutions for a physical virtual environment where VET education is accessible, tolerant and inclusive for all students and where teachers can ensure learning adapted to the new tools required by the labour market. An international cooperation that aims to contribute to several of the objectives of the European Skills Agenda and the transition towards a Digital and Sustainable Europe.


In a context marked by recent technological changes, shifts in global economic power, accelerating urbanization and demographic changes, coupled with the importance of digital as recently highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic; the DESTINE project, funded by the Erasmus + programme, responds to the challenge of addressing the issues of inclusion, diversity and tolerance in the online and distance learning environment. Specifically, the project aims to develop and improve the skills and competences of teachers, trainers and mentors in the field of inclusion and diversity as applied to e-learning.


Erasmus+ 2021-2027 is the European Union’s renewed programme in the fields of education and training, youth and sport, offering opportunities for all people and in all education sectors (School Education, Professional Training, Higher Education and Adult Education). This new Erasmus+ is more international, more inclusive, more digital and greener, supporting digital transformation, inclusion and diversity, as well as the environment and the fight against climate change. With a budget of more than €28 billion, it will fund learning-related mobility and cross-border cooperation projects for 10 million people of all ages and from all backgrounds.

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