COVID-19 – essential practical advice on Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps mobility

The COVID-19 outbreak negatively affects the carrying out of the many activities, which are ongoing or were planned, under the Erasmus+ programme and European Solidarity Corps.

In view of this the National Agency understands that those measures may have consequences on the participation of students, pupils, volunteers and others in Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps mobility.

The current situation means that certain participants are either unable to travel from their home base, or are unable to return there from their host location. This uncertainty is also prompting some parents not to allow their children to travel.

To respond to these uncertainties, the European Commission is applying the maximum flexibility in the implementation of the programme, within the limits of the applicable legal framework.

The European Commission has issued guidance to Erasmus+ National Agencies so that they can invoke the “force majeure” clauses. This will allow National Agencies to assess the possibility to accept additional costs up to a maximum grant amount and to postpone the planned activities by up to 12 months per project.

For further information we recommend you download the Factsheet below which provides essential practical advice to participants in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.