Erasmus+

Erasmus+

Erasmus+


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Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport, 2014-2020. It provides funding and support for organisations to operate projects that 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. This includes schools, youth organisations, adult education groups, and vocational organisations. 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.

📢This workshop is for organisations who want to submit a European Solidarity Corps application under the February deadline.This event will be for both volunteering and the occupational strand. 🗓️ 25 January ➡️ bit.ly/2TYyX8G

Coaching the Learning Process for Volunteers. This training course will focus on how to support the learning process for volunteers. For more information and to apply ➡️ bit.ly/2Cc3Cbh 📆 Apply by 10 February.

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📢School Exchange Partnerships Application Workshop🗓️ 02 February Dublin West Education Centre. For more information and to register ➡️ bit.ly/2GqvnSG

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📢This workshop is for organisations who want to submit a European Solidarity Corps application under the February deadline.This event will be for both volunteering and the occupational strand. 🗓️ 25 January ➡️ bit.ly/2TYyX8G

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📢This workshop is for organisations who want to submit a European Solidarity Corps application under the February deadline.This event will be for both volunteering and the occupational strand. 🗓️ 25 January ➡️ bit.ly/2TYyX8G

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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.
Léargas
LéargasSunday, January 20th, 2019 at 10:05pm
This seminar is for those working in the VET sector, representatives from national agencies involved in Erasmus+ inclusion projects and representatives from NGOs. 🔜 Apply by 24 January https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application
Léargas
LéargasSunday, January 20th, 2019 at 9:55pm
📢Calling all youth workers and policy makers. Keep Calm and think Strategically! This training course will demystify youth work policy at a European level, it will also look at trends and the challenges faced by youth organisations.
📆 Apply by 31 January 🔜 https://bit.ly/2GvaKFi
Léargas
LéargasSunday, January 20th, 2019 at 9:45pm
The BiTriMulti training supports voluntary as well as
full-time youth workers dealing directly with young people in developing their first international Youth Exchange in the framework of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. 🗓️ Apply by 10 March ➡️ bit.ly/2STmLWc
Léargas
LéargasFriday, January 18th, 2019 at 10:25pm
📢This workshop is for organisations who want to submit a European Solidarity Corps application under the February deadline.This event will be for both volunteering and the occupational strand.
🗓️ 25 January ➡️ https://bit.ly/2TYyX8G
Léargas
LéargasFriday, January 18th, 2019 at 10:10pm
This seminar is for those working in the VET sector, representatives from national agencies involved in Erasmus+ inclusion projects and representatives from NGOs. 🔜 Apply by 24 January https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application

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.