Since January 1st 2014 the Erasmus+ programme, the new programme for education, training, youth and sport has replaced all the previous programmes in the different  sectors of education  (LifelongLearning, Youth in Action, Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Adulink and the programmes of cooperation with industrialized countries in the field of higher education).
The programme supports transnational partnerships between organizations involved in education and training to foster cooperation and to put in contact higher education institutions and enterprises in order to face the current need of competences in Europe. It also integrates national efforts for the modernization of the education and training sectors. 

On October 2016 the Erasmus+ call for proposals 2017 was published along with the new Programme Guide that entails important updates on each action (both documents are posted in the box of the downloads). 

Funding opportunities for the higher education sector in the framework of the actions included in the programme are: 

Key Action 1 – Learning Mobility of individuals

Mobility of individuals in the fields of education and training (Programme Countries and Partner Countries) – February 2 2017
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees – February 16 2017 

Key Action 2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Strategic partnerships in the field of education, training and youth – March 29 2017
Knowledge Alliances – February 28 2017
Capacity Building in the field of higher education (former Tempus, Edulink, Alfa) –  February 9 2017 

Key Action 3 – Support for Policy Reform 

Attivities relevant for the field of education are not included in the general Call for Proposals, but will be disciplined by specific calls.

Jean Monnet Activities

Chairs, modules, centres of excellence, support to institutions and associations, networks, projects – February 23 2017

More information and relevant updated documents are available at the European Commission and the National Agency websites.