Erasmus+

Erasmus+

Erasmus+


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Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport for the years 2014 to 2020. It provides funding and support for organisations to operate projects consistent with its objectives and which encourage European exchange, co-operation and learning. Erasmus+ is funded by the European Union through the contributions of member states, including Ireland. Funding of almost €170 million has been allocated to Ireland for the duration of the programme.

Erasmus+ funding is available to all sectors (or fields) of formal, informal and non-formal education. Structurally, Erasmus+ is divided into three ‘Key Actions’ describing the kind of project activities possible.

What are the programme objectives?

Erasmus+ aims to  modernise and improve the quality of teaching, training and youth work across Europe, and to support the development, transfer and implementation of innovative practices. These objectives are closely tied with the Europe 2020 strategy of achieving a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy by 2020 for all of Europe’s citizens. Fundamental goals for Erasmus+ include improving key competences and skills, and fostering partnerships between education and employment.  The programme also seeks to promote European values as stated in Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union: respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights.

Who can participate?

Erasmus+ is open to private or public organisations active in the fields of adult education, higher education, school education, sport, vocational education and training, and youth and community work, in any participating country.  While the programme enables individuals to travel, work, volunteer and study abroad, project applications from individuals themselves are not accepted. However, individuals may apply to attend Transnational Cooperation Activities with the support of their organisations.

Management and Structure

Management of the programme is divided between the Directorate General for Education and Culture (DGEAC) of the European Commission, and National Agencies in the participating countries. Léargas is the Irish National Agency for Erasmus+ in the adult education, school education, vocational education and training, and youth fields. For Erasmus+ in higher education, please contact the Higher Education Authority.

The new Languages strategy and #ErasmusPlus can combine perfectly! Find out how at our Languages Connect Inspiration Day on 13 June in Dublin! Reserve your space today at: eventbrite.ie/e/languages-co…

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Visit the @EPALE_IE stand at #wheel18 summit today! @The_Wheel_IRL twitter.com/EPALE_IE/statu…

Our Business Management students are currently enjoying their ErasmusPlus placement in Ceuta, where they are learning many new language & vocational related skills. Follow their blog @ gtieurope2018.weebly.com/business-manag… #ErasmusPlus #Leargas #AppliedLearning #BusinessManagement 🇪🇸📈🖥️🌞 Retweeted by Léargas

Congratulations all! We hope the #ErasmusPlus experience will stand in good stead. twitter.com/GTIGALWAY/stat…

The May issue of Cedefop’s #SkillsetMatch magazine is out! Don't miss our main story for answers on how #digitalisation impacts #skills and #jobs ➡️ cedefop.europa.eu/en/publication… Retweeted by Léargas

We're very proud to work closely with @aontas, so we were delighted to hear CEO Niamh O'Reilly highlighting @EPALE_IE - @aontas cooperation today at #AONTASAGM2018. Retweeted by Léargas

Only a few days to go until @AfricaDay - get your free tickets here: bit.ly/FreeTicketAD Start planning how to travel to @opwfarmleigh, there are lots of options! 🛴🚲🚌🚃🚋🚶🏿‍♀️🚶🏼‍♂️🕺🏽 Retweeted by Léargas

Big ambitions need funding. To ensure Europe invest effectively in #youth, @EU_Commission #EUBudget proposal aims to double budget for successor to #ErasmusPlus & for #EUSolidarityCorps after 2020 - More info bit.ly/2KzFkLU #FutureOfEurope #EuropeanEducationArea Retweeted by Léargas

How is cultural learning for migrants offered and funded in each country? Don’t miss our online discussion about #migranteducation on 31 May at 10.00 CET. You can already share your views! bit.ly/2HKXk89 Retweeted by Léargas

Proud to present at #EYCS new #EUYouthStrategy focusing on engaging, connecting & empowering #youth. It is vital for Europe to see young people get together, participate in civic & democratic life and contribute to the #FutureOfEurope #EU2018BG Retweeted by Léargas

And well-deserved recoginition of JCSP Librarian Joe Kelly for his driving role in the innovative Student Arts Guarantee in Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun - a unique initiative in Irish education. #edchatie #artsineducation @jcspie @cdetbcdu @CityofDublinETB @PDST_Ireland twitter.com/TrinityCompLib… Retweeted by Léargas

#AONTAS Information Officer Brid Greenan is in Palermo Italy this week, as part of the second transnational meeting for the #ErasmusPlus #REVEAL project. Retweeted by Léargas

New #EUYouthStrategy is part of set of new initiatives aiming at boosting a European identity and building a stronger, more united & democratic Union #FutureOfEurope #EuropeanEducationArea #EYCS Retweeted by Léargas

What's new in a new 🇪🇺 #YouthStrategy 2019-2027? 👀 a new EU youth coordinator 🤝 renewed EU youth dialogue 🕵️‍♀️ greater outreach to disadvantaged 🔗 Better link btw EU #YouthPolicy & @EUErasmusPlus, #EUSolidarityCorps Learn more at ec.europa.eu/youth/news/eu-…. #FutureOfEurope Retweeted by Léargas

Working in primary education with a passion for #Languages? Don't miss this upcoming 'Inspiration Day' where we bring schools together to plan projects that combine the Languages Connect strategy with @EUErasmusPlus! Register now at: eventbrite.ie/e/languages-co…

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GTI Business Man. ErasmusPlus Blog: Week One Done & Dusted... gtieurope2018.weebly.com/business-manag…#ErasmusPlus #Leargas #GTIGalway #Ceuta #AppliedLearning #BusinessManagement 🇪🇸📈🖥️🌞 Retweeted by Léargas

Some of our teachers were busy this week in Sweden as part of our Erasmus plus project "Together Stronger" Watch “Hello from Sweden. Together Stronger 2018” vimeo.com/270644198?ref=… @ysgolpontyberem @eTwinningEurope @Leargas_eTwinn @leargas. Retweeted by Léargas

Do you work with young people in #Wexford? Learn about funding opportunities for projects involving young people at our Discovery Day with @Leargas Perfect compliment to #LEADER & #SICAP supports eventbrite.ie/e/discovery-da… Retweeted by Léargas

Super artistic work from @spacedoutpup Rachel who is currently on #EVS #erasmusplus with our friends in the Active Youths of Florina, funded through @Leargas #Greece #Ireland Retweeted by Léargas

GTI Fashion ErasmusPlus Blog: Trip to Geneva... gtieurope2018.weebly.com/fashion---fran… … … #ErasmusPlus #Leargas #GTIGalway #Grenoble #Geneva #AppliedLearning #FashionRetail 🇫🇷🇨🇭🚄🇪🇺 Retweeted by Léargas

@TrinityCompLib @PeterMcGuireIE @IrishTimes Great to see @TrinityCompLib implementing ideas from their @EUErasmusPlus project and being recognised as an innovative school by @IrishTimes 🇪🇺🇮🇪🇸🇪 Download our Project Directory & see how Irish schools are using #ErasmusPlus: leargas.ie/wp-content/upl…

Article by @PeterMcGuireIE which mentions our #ArtsGuarantee which has its roots in an @Leargas study visit to Vimmerby in Sweden Meet Ireland’s most innovative schools irishtimes.com/news/education… via @IrishTimes Retweeted by Léargas

Teachers! 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫 Erasmus+ Schools Week is a week long celebration of Erasmus+ activities in Schools around the country from the 24 - 28 Sept. Read more bit.ly/2rGBA2g 🇪🇺🇮🇪#EplusSchools2018

#ErasmusPlus isn’t just for young people! Over 5000 adult educators trained abroad under the programme in 2016. Learn more in our 2016 Annual Report: europa.eu/!rb64Db Retweeted by Léargas

Calling all teachers! 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫 We’d love to hear your students stories about how they #ChooseKind by promoting, recognising and celebrating acts of kindness in the classroom throughout the year. Find out more and enter our Wonder competition by 24 May. bit.ly/WonderCompetit…

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Working with young people? Develop your digital youth work skills at this study visit in Helsinki, 17 - 21 September 2018 . Learn about different digital youth work practices, approaches and share your own experience. bit.ly/2rGlAOM apply by 12 June.

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eTwinning has done its spring cleaning! This year has seen the launch of a number of new initiatives, including the eTwinning School and Monitoring eTwinning Practices. Enter the eTwinning portal and explore the exciting new pages and content. goo.gl/hHWhbw 👩‍💻👨‍💻

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Calling all teachers! 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫 We’d love to hear your students stories about how they #ChooseKind by promoting, recognising and celebrating acts of kindness in your classroom throughout the year. Find out more and enter our Wonder competition by 24 May. bit.ly/WonderCompetit…

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Teachers! 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫 Erasmus+ Schools Week is a week long celebration of Erasmus+ activities in Schools around the country from the 24 - 28 Sept. Read more here bit.ly/2rGBA2g 🇪🇺🇮🇪#EplusSchools2018

Check out the new look of the #eTwinning portal by clicking on the menu options! We love this new video explaining the use of the kits! Great job, @eTwinningEurope! @Leargas #eTwinningIRL #educationmatters etwinning.net/en/pub/project… bit.ly/eTwKit2018 Retweeted by Léargas

'Being #LGBT In School’ is a resource designed to prevent #homophobicandtransphobic bullying while supporting students inc focuses on coming out in secondary school, specific needs of transgender students, practical & support arrangements: schooleducationgateway.eu/en/pub/resourc… #IDAHOBIT2018 Retweeted by Léargas

Had our second meeting on Tuesday, focusing on the second transnational week in August here in Skibbereen! If you aren't following our Snapchat yet you're missing out⬇️ 🇮🇪🇷🇴 #ChangingMinds #ErasmusPlus Retweeted by Léargas

47% of #LGBTI people are victims of discrimination or harassment. No one should be discriminated against anywhere in the EU, because of who they love. Know your rights → ec.europa.eu/lgbti #IDAHOT Retweeted by Léargas

Happy International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia from all of us at Léargas! 🌈 🇪🇺 🏳️‍🌈🇮🇪#IDAHOTB #IDAHOTB2018 bit.ly/2KszU4c

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Celebrating #erasmusplus volunteers from Europe during #NVW2018! twitter.com/DepaulIreland/…

Charis has her Impact Research hat on and is in Poland this week, sharing the work she has done on #erasmusplus VET Mobility in Ireland and hearing about similar research elsewhere in Europe @EUErasmusPlus @Elva_Leargas @SiobhanLeargas twitter.com/Leargas_Charis…

Teachers! 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫 Erasmus+ Schools Week is a week long celebration of Erasmus+ activities in Schools around the country from the 24 - 28 Sept. Read more here bit.ly/2rGBA2g 🇪🇺🇮🇪#E+Schools2018

« eTwinning schools can change the path of #education for future »: the very encouraging words from @dublin_anne closing the conference in #Rome. #eTwschools18 #eTwinning Retweeted by Léargas

#etwschools18 And now it's time to think of the future of the #eTwinning School! Panel session, from theory to practice. @eTwinningEurope Retweeted by Léargas

Empowering eTwinning schools just begun.. a privilege to be here and part of a group who encourage inclusivity @Leargas @Leargas_etwinn @Sullyincork @gnugent82 @eTwinningEurope #eTwinningirl #eTwSchools18 Retweeted by Léargas

We really enjoyed hearing the @IrishRefugeeCo talk at @Leargas' Erasmus+ Inspiration Day. Read about @IrishRefugeeCo's #ErasmusPlus project on EPALE ec.europa.eu/epale/en/blog/… Retweeted by Léargas

Teachers! 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫 Erasmus+ Schools Week is a week long celebration of Erasmus+ activities in Schools around the country from the 24 - 28 Sept. Read more here bit.ly/2rGBA2g 🇪🇺🇮🇪#E+Schools2018

Presenting the possibilities of @EUErasmusPlus through non formal education methods and wrapping up our first cross sectoral #InspirationDay #Leargas

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Our Fashion students met with their hosts and are settling in to their retail placements in Grenoble, France 🇫🇷. GTI Fashion #ErasmusPlus Blog: gtieurope2018.weebly.com/fashion---fran… #AppliedLearning #France #GTIGalway #Leargas #Grenoble #fashion Retweeted by Léargas

How can #adulteducation ease the integration of #migrants and #refugees in the community? Share your story with us in the comments’ section bit.ly/2FB2uxH Retweeted by Léargas

Léargas

Léargas is a not-for-profit organisation that operates under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Léargas manages European, national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, training and youth and community work and has been managing such programmes for over 30 years. Léargas currently has 40 staff based in our Dublin office. Our staff come from Ireland, Poland, France, Croatia, Denmark and Spain and have wide-ranging experience in education, training, community, youth and development work; and in IT and finance. The National Centre for Guidance in Education operates under the aegis of Léargas.
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LéargasThursday, May 24th, 2018 at 5:30am
The new Languages strategy and #ErasmusPlus can combine perfectly! Find out how at our Languages Connect Inspiration Day on 13 June in Dublin! Reserve your space today at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/languages-connect-erasmus-inspiration-day-for-primary-schools-tickets-46221264045
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LéargasWednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 8:10am
Calling all youth workers! EYEOpener offers an international learning experience to young people and practitioners active in youth work, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects within the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. http://bit.ly/2Ikit5q
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LéargasTuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 8:10pm
Calling all youth workers! EYEOpener offers an international learning experience to young people and practitioners active in youth work, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects. 04 - 09 September, Greece. http://bit.ly/2Ikit5q Apply by 15 June.
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LéargasMonday, May 21st, 2018 at 11:13pm
Great to see Claddagh National School flying the Léargas Erasmus+ flag in Slovenia! Find out about their Erasmus+ School Staff Mobility project at: https://twinspace.etwinning.net/55272/pages/page/390690
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Léargas shared Youth Work Ireland Tipperary's post.Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 10:12pm

Learning mobility for individuals:

‘Mobility’ in this context simply means physical travel from one country to another for the purpose of learning or professional experience. This action therefore allows organisations to send staff, trainers, students, or young people to other European countries to undertake a dedicated period of learning or professional experience, such as job shadowing, training, volunteering, or gaining work experience.

Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices (Strategic Partnerships):

This encourages organisations across Europe to form strategic partnerships with each other to develop and use innovative methods in teaching, training, and youth work, and to share these results with the wider community. Note that two other actions possible under KA2, Knowledge Alliances and Sector Skills Alliances, are managed centrally by DGEAC.

Support for Policy Reform:

This action is open to the Youth field only and supports dialogue between young people and policy makers. Each Key Action is subdivided by the sector involved, as the application procedure and rules differ for each field. For in-depth information about Erasmus+, download the European Commission’s Programme Guide.