The European higher education programme Erasmus+ has declared inclusion and diversity as one of the most important objectives for the programme generation from 2021 to 2027. To this end, Erasmus+ has embraced an all-encompassing definition of inclusion. Its goal is to facilitate access to Erasmus+ for those who would have been prevented from participating due to various obstacles.
The programme now offers so-called “special grants” to selected target groups to cover additional expenses or necessary assistance. Depending on the target group, applicants can apply for different special grants.
Promoting sustainability is an equally important goal of the Erasmus programme generation 2021-2027. Consequently, “green travel” is supported by the Erasmus programme with additional financial subsidies.
The scope of funding and the target group for special funding are gradually being expanded by the European Commission and the DAAD as the National Agency (NA DAAD). Therefore, the special grants available to students depends on when they intend to study abroad. It is not possible to apply retroactively for additional funding.