The EU seeks to help improve the employability of young men and women from the Southern Neighbourhood region through focusing efforts on the development of their skills and competences. This ranges from facilitating access to education, and fighting illiteracy, to ensuring the development of skills, apprenticeships and work-based training. The EU is committed to significantly stepping up the scope for engagement of neighbourhood partners in Erasmus +, including a higher level of funding, and to fostering mobility in vocational education and training.
As a Spanish-speaker, I grabbed the opportunity offered by Erasmus+ to spend time at Santiago de Compostela University in Galicia. It's a region I'd heard about, but had never travelled to.
- Fatine, an Erasmus+ programme beneficiary from Morocco
I have just one piece of advice for young people who hesitate about going: You should go for it. You just have to go! Erasmus+ opens up many opportunities, both from a professional standpoint and for self-discovery, growth and openness in a new environment.
- Abdelmonoem, an Erasmus+ programme beneficiary from Tunisia