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 #ErasmusPlus training course aims to improve the impact of Non Formal Education. It will explore principles and methods that empowering young people to be real actors in their society (at both local and European level). Apply by 20 December here: trainings.salto-youth.net/7617

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Some photos from Day 1 on our @EUErasmusPlus @Leargas trip to Poland #franner #Poland Retweeted by Léargas

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You've still got time to register for this upcoming @Leargas #ErasmusPlus #YouthExchange Breakfast Briefing taking place on 19 November in Dublin: eventbrite.ie/e/erasmus-yout… Retweeted by Léargas

This is an opportunity to Mythbust key aspects of international/European project management for new coordinators of Strategic Partnerships. Explore best practices and discover tools and resources. 🗓️ Apply by 07 December. 🔜 bit.ly/2RVUKgn

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Learn about Erasmus+ opportunities in school education but also on how to make projects more inclusive. The session will also provide an opportunity to share realities on the ground and challenges faced in engaging with international projects bit.ly/2zRn9N5

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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, November 14th, 2018 at 3:01am
This #ErasmusPlus training course aims to improve the impact of Non Formal Education. It will explore principles and methods that empowering young people to be real actors in their society (at both local and European level). Apply by 20 December here: http://trainings.salto-youth.net/7617
Léargas
LéargasWednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 1:22am
There's still time to register for our #ErasmusPlus Youth Exchange Breakfast Briefing taking place on 19 November in Dublin! Register today via our Eventbrite page here:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/erasmus-youth-exchange-breakfast-briefing-tickets-51010438595
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LéargasTuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 10:28pm
📢Learn more about how Erasmus+ can be used to support a more inclusive and values-based approach to practices in the fields of adult education, school education, vocational education training and youth work. http://bit.ly/2OmJwQ2
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LéargasTuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 10:13pm
📢This training aims to support organisations hosting and sending volunteers through European Solidarity Corps.The training will take place in Dublin and it will explore the concept of transformative learning. Apply by 🗓️ 14 December. http://bit.ly/2zOxr0e 🙂
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LéargasTuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 5:20am
We're researching the longer term impact of European work placements on vocational learners and would love to hear from you! If you - or someone you know - took part in a vocational work placement abroad through #ErasmusPlus or the Lifelong Learning programme, please check out the survey at surveymonkey.com/r/vet-2018-ie. It takes just ten minutes to complete and you don't have to give any personal information unless you choose to.

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.