Erasmus+

Erasmus+

Erasmus+


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.

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
LéargasTuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 8:00pm
GRAPHIC HARVESTING - Trainer Skills Workshop. Dublin, 21 - 24 November. This workshop aims to expand trainer tool kits with design thinking methodologies and to equip trainers with the skills to integrate the use of graphic facilitation and creativity in order to enhance their practice. Deadline for applications 29 September. For more information and to apply visit http://bit.ly/2iI9gM0.
Léargas
LéargasTuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 7:00pm
ERASMUS+ FOR EQUITY AND INCLUSION. 23 - 24 NOVEMBER, ITALY. This contact seminar is aimed at supporting organisations interested in KA1 and KA2 project proposals promoting the mobility of participants with spacial needs as well as the exchange of practices and development of tools supporting transnational experiences. The deadline for applications is 10 October 2017. To apply click http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZK6CMCN
Léargas
Léargas shared Longford Women's Link's post.Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 11:13pm
Best wishes to Longford Women's Link taking part in the Erasmus+ #AdultEducation project 'Adult Education Leaders, Learning in Europe'. This is a project coordinated by AONTAS. If you'd like to find out about funding for Erasmus+ Adult Education contact Léargas today:

https://www.leargas.ie/programmes/erasmusplus/adult-education/about/
Léargas
LéargasMonday, September 18th, 2017 at 7:00pm
Consortium for Newcomers. 28 Nov - 01 Dec, Norway. This seminar is open to participants within the fields of school education. The contact seminar is mainly targeted at representatives from schools or potential leaders of consortium's. The deadline is 27 October 2017, for more information click http://bit.ly/2rQQph5
Léargas
LéargasSunday, September 17th, 2017 at 8:30pm
We're hiring! Apply by 22 September for the role of #EPALE Strategic Initiatives Officer: http://www.leargas.ie/jobs/ #AdultLearning

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.