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.

A great study visit hosted by @Leargas yesterday with a group from #EAAL National Coordinators in Poland and their @EUErasmusPlus national agency attended by #AONTAS EU Projects Officer @DearbhailLawles Retweeted by Léargas

Spread the word about the #EUSolidarityCorps! We'll be in Limerick, Cork, Galway and Dublin in the coming days! Register for our information sessions here: leargas.ie/news/european-… @limerickyouth @corkcitycouncil @ywigalway @ywirl @YWICork @nycinews

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We're delighted to be at North West Inner City Network Opportunities and Information Afternoon! Come visit Leo and Suzanne and find out more about opportunities for young people through #ErasmusPlus and #EUSolidarityCorps

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DES Senior Inspector Séamus Knox speaking at the #etwinningschools conference last week. This year, #eTwinning will be 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 in Ireland's 𝗗𝗶𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗲𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗹𝘀 𝗔𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻!🖱️ @Education_Ire @Leargas 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 16th, 2019 at 1:21am
📢 Erasmus+ Schools Week 2019 👨‍🏫👩‍🏫
This week-long celebration of Erasmus+ activities will take place from 30 September – 04 October across Ireland. Erasmus+ Schools Week 2019 will be a great opportunity for primary schools, secondary schools and other organisations involved in Erasmus+ School Education to celebrate their participation and share their experiences. You can find out more and get involved here ➡️ https://bit.ly/2VLUMK0
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LéargasWednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 11:52pm
⚡️Youth Workers⚡️
Queer it Up! is a 5 day European multilateral training course that aims to explore Sexual Identity and Gender Expression/Identity for youth workers that have little or no experience of the unique needs of young people within the LGBT+ community. 🏳️‍🌈 https://bit.ly/2ta4HfJ
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LéargasWednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 11:25pm
We will be hosting a European Solidarity Corps information session in Dublin on 23 May. Come along and explore the benefits this brand new initiative can bring to your organisation and community,
https://bit.ly/2LOMvEv
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LéargasWednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 12:47am
What better week than National Volunteering Week to find out about the opportunities available through #EUSolidarityCorps! Check out our video where volunteers and organisations share the benefits of the programme in this video! We are hosting a number of Information Sessions in May so be sure to sign up soon here:

https://www.leargas.ie/news/european-solidarity-corps-road-may/
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Léargas updated their cover photo.Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 12:37am
From 21-23 May we'll be bringing the European Solidarity Corps on the road across Ireland! Sign up for one of our Information Sessions in Limerick, Galway, Cork or Dublin!

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.