Education in Europe and worldwide

The OeAD is the central service point for European and international mobility and cooperation programmes in education, science and research. For more than 60 years we have been in dialogue with students, researchers and lecturers as well as with people in school, vocational, adult and higher education. We build bridges between Austrian educational institutions and educational institutions all over the world.


Erasmus+ offers mobility and cooperation opportunities in higher education, vocational education and training, school education (including early childhood education and care), adult education and youth work.

Erasmus+ supports priorities and activities in the European Education Area, the Digital Education Action Plan and the European Skills Agenda. Erasmus+ implements the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027 and contributes to the implementation of the principles for a strong social Europe that is fair, inclusive and offers opportunities for all.

Whom does Erasmus+ Education support

All stakeholders in the education and youth sector can participate: young people, pupils, apprentices, students, graduates, teachers, lecturers and staff, schools, higher education institutions, vocational education and training and adult education institutions and youth organisations, companies, social partners, public authorities, human resources departments, libraries, non-profit organisations and institutions, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), European youth NGOs, informal groups of young people and many more. Funding opportunities include work placements, studying abroad, Europe-wide training and teaching assignments, youth exchanges and mobility of professionals in the youth sector. Project partnerships between institutions are also funded.

The OeAD is the national agency responsible for the Erasmus+ in Austria.

European Solidarity Corps

The European Solidarity Corps (ESC for short) is a programme of the European Union. It supports the involvement of young people in projects and activities that benefit the community.

The ESC offers people between the ages of 18 and 30 the opportunity to get involved in charitable projects in their own country in the form of solidarity projects or abroad within the framework of volunteering.

With the help of the ESC organisations and companies can offer volunteering opportunities to young people from all over Europe. In Austria the European Solidarity Corps is implemented by the OeAD.

International Mobility

Besides Erasmus+ the OeAD also offers students and researchers a broad spectrum of other possibilities for international exchange. The Mobility Programmes, Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation Unit manages a whole series of outgoing scholarship programmes on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research.