Participation of Russian organisations and individuals in Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps

Following the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine, the Council of the European Union adopted on 8 April 2022 the Council Regulation (EU) 2022/576 , which is the fifth package of restrictive measures against Russia.


The following activities, supported under either programme, can continue:

  • Ongoing Erasmus+ Key Action 1: International Credit Mobility projects with Russian individual participants may continue
  • The international opening of the intra-Erasmus+ countries higher education and vocational education and training student and staff mobility (with the possibility to offer outgoing mobility to Russia)
  • Erasmus+ youth mobility projects and European Solidarity Corps volunteering projects


Whereas the possibility of outgoing mobility towards Russia remains open under both International Credit Mobility, as well as under the international opening of the intra-Erasmus+ countries Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training student and staff, sending institutions need to be extremely cautious when it comes to mobility towards Russia, prioritising the safety of participants and taking full account of national travel guideline


Strategic Partnerships and Partnerships for Cooperation

These are the only actions under indirect management that would not fall under the exception regarding “mobility exchanges for individuals” or “people-to-people contacts” and where the participation of a Russian entity as a partner organisation could have been possible. In these cases, the participation of Russian public entities (50% public ownership) or entities under public control will have to be terminated in ongoing projects.



For further information and guidance please contact your programme officer.