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.

Impact+ Seminar for Adult Education. This seminar is for current KA2 Adult Education beneficiaries funded under the 2018 call. Apply by 17 August. bit.ly/2OjR7zT

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From emigrant journeys to fishermen's tales, Traveller storytelling to Viking legends. #ShareAStory this #HeritageWeek 18-26 August. See what's on near you! heritageweek.ie/whats-on/events #MakeAConnection #EYCH2018 #Ireland Retweeted by Léargas

#youthworkers If you are available to go to #Iceland at end of October to learn #Tools for developing quality #youthexchanges that create incredible #opportunities for youth, look at this.... Deadline to apply for this is tomorrow! twitter.com/Leargas/status… Retweeted by Léargas

Young Voices - NYCI Structured Dialogue National Implementation Project is kicking into action today in Dublin! @nycinews @youth_forum Retweeted by Léargas

Have you participated in #eTwinning Learning Events? Log into eTwinning Live to see the courses for the autumn! Learn more: bit.ly/2P666NZ Retweeted by Léargas

Looking forward to more of THIS tomorrow!! #YoungVoices clip youtu.be/jkTLfG_hz9U via @YouTube Retweeted by Léargas

Looking forward to today's #YoungVoices meeting & continuing to #YouthUp politics and decision making! #YouthWorkChangesLives eventbrite.com/e/young-voices… Retweeted by Léargas

One key issue that #YoungVoices is working on today is #resilience how can Young people learn and adpt to change @nycinews @KZapponeTD @Youth_Forum @Leargas @Daizobrien 📣📣📣📣 #YouthUp Retweeted by Léargas

Our #EUSolidarityCorps site is live! If you've an interest in volunteering in solidarity projects in your local community or abroad, check out how you can sign up at europeansolidarity.ie

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Impact+ Seminar for Youth is a great opportunity to develop skills to plan and implement impact assessment activities. Apply by 31 August. bit.ly/2K7P6Df

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Impact+ Seminar for Adult Education. This seminar is for current KA2 Adult Education beneficiaries funded under the 2018 call. Apply by 17 August. bit.ly/2OjR7zT

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Long-term Study Mobility, 24 - 27 October 2018. This contact seminar is for education professionals interested in school exchange partnerships. Apply by 15 September. bit.ly/2ySQBRV

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A new call for #EUSolidarityCorps project proposals open now! This is the first of a series of calls that will allow at least 100k young people to take part in the Corps until the end of 2020. Call 👉 europa.eu/rapid/press-re… Q&As 👉 europa.eu/rapid/press-re… #Volunteering #EUandME Retweeted by Léargas

The #EUSolidarityCorps is much more than only volunteering. It also puts in practice European solidarity and creates opportunities for young people to develop their skills and increase their future labour market prospects. Learn more in our factsheet ↓ Retweeted by Léargas

This workshop will explore the understanding of wellbeing in the context of youth work and mobility. This inspiration morning will create a space to reflect on the importance of nurturing well-being in young people, staff, organisations and projects. bit.ly/2M4iqAF

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Queerasmus 4 Inclusion is a thematic workshop for people working in the fields of Youth Work, VET, Adult Education and School Education. 🏳️‍🌈 bit.ly/2MyT36c

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School staff! This application workshop is for Schools preparing Erasmus+ applications for the 04 October 2018 deadline. It will focus on understanding the structure of Erasmus+, the application form and award criteria. bit.ly/2vxtXOx

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📣 Long-term Study Mobility, 24 - 27 October 2018. This contact seminar is for education professionals interested in school exchange partnerships. 📆Apply by 15 September. bit.ly/2ySQBRV 😀

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Are you ready to create your #eTwinning project? Find 10 tips to support your pedagogical endeavours and to inspire you when you design and run your own successful @eTwinningEurope project > bit.ly/2Mfl02Z Retweeted by Léargas

🔎❓Are a you a 18 year-old #blogger? Apply for #EUInMyRegion - Blog Contest and win a training in EU #communications + a trip to Brussels! 🤩🤩🤩 Write and publish posts about any EU funded project by the 31 of August ➡ bit.ly/2K5VoHC @EU_Commission @EuropeanYouthEU Retweeted by Léargas

We hear a lot about the founding fathers, but what about the role of women in creating Europe? Discover some of them here ⬇ Retweeted by Léargas

On Friday 7th September in @NCIRL, @nalaireland will be celebrating International #Literacy Day 2018, with a free conference on the Challenges & Solutions for #Communicating Effectively with the Public. ow.ly/XWT350i9wvt Retweeted by Léargas

We're still hiring! Closing date for our two EO jobs in Operations and Finance is 10 August, the end of this week! And we've just published our HR position (HEO) which closes on 31 August. Check out our website for more: leargas.ie/jobs/ #jobfairy

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Did you know? Over 80% of teachers have used new tools and teaching methods as a result of #eTwinning! Read more: bit.ly/2O5pDNk Retweeted by Léargas

The apprenticeship Code of Practice outlines both the employers' and apprentices' duties and responsibilities. Read more here: goo.gl/JSJpHN #GenerationApprenticeship Retweeted by Léargas

✨😁 Join the #InternationalYouthDay competition "Safe Spaces for Youth"! 🏟🏨🏞👨‍👧‍👧 Are there accessible safe spaces in your community? Use #SafeSpaced4Youth & #YouthDay and say it! 👉 bit.ly/2K1Qfwh #youthparticipation @UN4Youth @EuropeanYouthEU Retweeted by Léargas

Impact+ Seminar for Adult Education. This seminar is for current KA2 Adult Education beneficiaries funded under the 2018 call. Apply by 17 August. bit.ly/2OjR7zT

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Training of Facilitators in Erasmus+ Youth III. This workshop is an excellent opportunity for newcomers to learn methods and practices in facilitation within the Erasmus+ Youth programme. Apply by 05 September. bit.ly/2LIwSgL

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This training course will provide youth workers with the basics you need to organise and apply for youth exchanges in Erasmus+ Youth in Action. Apply by 14 September bit.ly/2K8kbqs

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Y.E.A.H! Youth Engagement into Activism! This training course is a great opportunity for youth workers to learn new ways to encourage young people to get involved in activism! 04 October Bulgaria, bit.ly/2kQ7gzs (apply by 26 August)

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Are you passionate about Europe and the environment? Would you like to gain hands-on experience of EU policy making at the @EU_Commission🇪🇺? Then apply now for the Blue Book Traineeship and maybe you'll be our new @EU_ENV colleague in October ➡️ec.europa.eu/stages Retweeted by Léargas

Dear teachers, tomorrow is the application deadline for our annual #eTwinning conference in Warsaw, Poland! If you've never attended such an event, you have priority. Make sure you apply by 03/08/2018! bit.ly/eTwinnEvents #eTwinningIRL #edchatie #conferences Retweeted by Léargas

Irish Twitter, please share widely: 15 scholarships for Irish-based refugees and asylum seekers to support degree-level online study through DCU Connected @DublinCityUni, a University of Sanctuary and something that Ireland needs much more of! twitter.com/VeronicaCrosbi… Retweeted by Léargas

I’ll be taking #EUDialogues to Vienna on 3 September – looking forward to discussing role of #EuropeanYouth in building bridges & #FutureofEurope with Minister Juliane Bogner-Strauß. More information here: bit.ly/2mGYLHF #EUandMe #eu2018at Retweeted by Léargas

Did you know that #sports can have considerable educational benefits for #adultlearners? Check out our inspiring resources here bit.ly/2v2mvdZ Retweeted by Léargas

📣🕑Last day to apply! Learn about the benefits of @eTwinningEurope and @EUErasmusPlus to you and your school and be ready to apply for funding under the #ErasmusPlus October deadline! leargas.ie/programmes/etw…

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Have you joined the EPALE community for #adultedu? Register now and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in #adultlearning sector across Europe! bit.ly/2Lz1LFc Retweeted by Léargas

Make your voice heard! Take the survey and let us know what you think about EPALE by 20 August bit.ly/2KpVuXL #adultedu #adultlearning Retweeted by Léargas

Last chance to apply for this course... @eTwinningEurope has so much to offer teachers and students. It's easy to set up, enjoyable, rewarding and free! I highly recommend eTwinning for the new academic year! 😀 twitter.com/Leargas/status… Retweeted by Léargas

📣VET Excellence Awards in the framework of the European Vocational Skills Week. 👉European Alliance for apprenticeships awards – Deadline 17 August 2018 🕑 ec.europa.eu/social/main.js…

📣VET Excellence Awards in the framework of the European Vocational Skills Week. 👉Innovative VET providers award – Deadline 20 August 2018 🕑 ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runne…

📣VET Excellence Awards in the framework of the European Vocational Skills Week. 👉Training at work – Deadline 20 August 2018 🕑 ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runne…

📣VET Excellence Awards in the framework of the European Vocational Skills Week. 👉Teachers and trainers award – 🕑 Deadline 20 August 2018 ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runne…

📣 Applications for the #SELMA_eu “Hacking Hate” hackathon are open now! If you are 15-18 years old, don´t miss the chance to come to Berlin to develop an idea to tackle #hatespeech with young people from all over Europe. Info: bit.ly/SELMA_hack Retweeted by Léargas

Here at #YourOCO, we believe that it is crucial for children & young people to #KnowTheirRights. Knowing your rights means you stay informed and it can make a real difference in your life and that of others. Take time out and get to know your rights. #YourRightsMatter Retweeted by Léargas

Teachers interested in CPD can gain 3 EPV days on our summer course! Sign up by 31 July! Visit our website for details: leargas.ie/programmes/etw…

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📣Léargas is hiring! We've a few positions opening up in the coming weeks. We've rolling application deadlines with the next deadline on 07 August!📆Check out our website for more: leargas.ie/jobs/ 😀 #jobfairy

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Youth workers! A Youth Exchange needs content – behind the content are tools! Explore tools around group processes, intercultural learning, involvement of young people and how to facilitate these tools during a youth exchange. bit.ly/2l2P9Gz 😎🤸‍♀️🇪🇺🇮🇪

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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.
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LéargasWednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 7:55am
Impact+ Seminar for Adult Education. This seminar is for current KA2 Adult Education beneficiaries funded under the 2018 call. Apply by 17 August. http://bit.ly/2OjR7zT
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LéargasMonday, August 13th, 2018 at 11:05pm
The #EUSolidarityCorps enables young people to respond to important societal needs by taking part in solidarity activities across the European Union. If you've an interest in Volunteering and Solidarity projects in your local community or abroad, check out how you can sign up for the European Solidarity Corps!

Visit http://europeansolidarity.ie/
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Léargas shared An Cosán VCC's post.Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 10:54pm
Check out how An Cosán VCC are benefiting from Erasmus+ funding in their new blog for Adult Learning in Ireland on #EPALE. If you are involved in Adult Education in Ireland and are interested in Erasmus+ staff mobility projects get in touch with us! 🇪🇺️🇮🇪️
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LéargasMonday, August 13th, 2018 at 7:55am
Impact+ Seminar for Youth is a great opportunity to develop skills to plan and implement impact assessment activities. Apply by 31 August. http://bit.ly/2K7P6Df
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Léargas shared Adult Learning in Ireland's post.Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 2:34am

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.