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ERASMUS+ Programme Overview

What is Erasmus+?

Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport for the years 2014 to 2020. It draws together multiple previous European initiatives, including the Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action programmes, into one.  Erasmus+ provides funding and support for organisations to operate projects consistent with its objectives and which encourage European exchange, co-operation and learning. Project funding of almost €170 million been allocated to Ireland for the duration of the programme. Erasmus+ is funded by the European Union through the contributions of member states, including Ireland.

What are its 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, applications from individuals themselves are not accepted.

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 the higher education field, please contact the Higher Education Authority.

Structurally, Erasmus+ is divided into three ‘Key Actions’ describing the kind of project activities possible.

Key Action 1 (KA1), 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.

Key Action 2 (KA2), 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.

Key Action 3 (KA3), 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.

Ahead of #WorldRefugeeDay @UNESCO we are sharing #YouthExchanges project @EUErasmusPlus building bridges between local communities and refugees with the help of artistic INTERVENTIONS. Learn more at verein-interaktion.org/interventions. Retweeted by Léargas

Young people are critical agents of change but policies must focus on issues that are relevant to the young to keep them engaged, says @Steph_Beecroft of the @Youth_Forum at the NYCI #YouthUp event on #SDGs Retweeted by Léargas

Great key messages from NYCI President @powerian at this morning's #YouthUp event opening session! #SDGs Retweeted by Léargas

Great to see adult learning take the front page of @IrishTimes with our #AONTASSummerSchool at @MaynoothUni! #LifelongLearning #AdultEd #AONTASLLL Retweeted by Léargas

Our CEO Niamh O’Reilly kicking off the round of introductions. Delighted to have participants from Serbia, Turkey, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kerry, and more!#AONTASSummerSchool Retweeted by Léargas

Getting some European and Global perspectives on the #SDGs and youth participation at the @nycinews @Youth_Forum conference in Dublin. #YouthUp Retweeted by Léargas

Congrats for being selected as workshop presenters, Damien @languagesdude and Ronan @Sullyincork! twitter.com/languagesdude/… Retweeted by Léargas

@IDYA @EUDYouth You probably know about this already... but just in case.... check out #Erasmus+ opportunities :-) twitter.com/leargas/status… Retweeted by Léargas

Bye Ireland! See you in a week! The @galwaycircus contingent is on the way to @cirkusLeGrando #Czech #FresManez for the final exchange of the #ABCirk project #Circus #YouthWork @Leargas @EUErasmusPlus Retweeted by Léargas

Our Erasmus+ group had a very busy today at Rainbow Primary School and they are being entertained tonight by a musical performed by the 4th graders @Leargas @ErasmusIreland Retweeted by Léargas

Delighted to be at day 1 of the #EDEN18 conference in Genoa. @Leargas @EPALE_IE @nalaireland Retweeted by Léargas

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Our Queens of the Island Field are enjoying a trip #Liverpool where they may even perform their famous play on growing up in #limerick #limyouth #lys #YouthWorkChangesLives @ywirl @Leargas @Liverpool_ONE @UKYouth @LivEchonews Retweeted by Léargas

The annual #eTwinning conference is taking place in Warsaw, Poland this year. Would you like to go to what promises to be the most exciting event of the year in eTwinning? Apply on the @Leargas website! #eTwinningIRL #edchatie @SSEinspectorate bit.ly/confM Retweeted by Léargas

On the way to help out with the @nycinews and @Youth_Forum SDG conference in Dublin. Aiming to #YouthUp the European elections and put the #SDGs on the agenda! These are words young Europeans used in Strasbourg a couple of weeks ago when we asked them about the SDGs! Retweeted by Léargas

'Each of you has the capacity to hasten the pace towards change' NYCI President @powerian kicks off today's #YouthUp event on a positive note, and challenges young people to be the leaders of this change. #sdgs Retweeted by Léargas

Excited that #Youthup Europe event towards achieving sustainable development in the #EU is about to start. We @Youth_Forum are here in Dublin with @nycinews to listen to young people's ideas for our #EP2019 elections campaign! Retweeted by Léargas

This training course in Austria is a great opportunity for young people to develop their journalism skills and meet peers from other countries. Training includes social media for journalism and mobile video reporting. 📹📷🎤 bit.ly/2JM3h14 apply by 04 July.

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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 -10 October, Bulgaria bit.ly/2kQ7gzs (apply by 26 August) 🇮🇪🇪🇺✊

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Are you part of an organisation or informal group that is new to Erasmus+ or wants to get to know about new opportunities for international activities? This training course APPETISER in the Netherlands is a great opportunity for Erasmus+ newcomers bit.ly/2siPU2p 🇮🇪🇪🇺

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The best of luck to Holy Family NS Tubbercurry with their project - Cool Science For Young Scientists. They are in Marburg this week hosted by their partners from Rainbow Primary School in Ebsdorf. 😀🇪🇺🇮🇪️

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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 - 10 October, Bulgaria bit.ly/2kQ7gzs (apply by 19 August)

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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 working with young people? Would you like to learn about how Erasmus+ can enrich their lives and open their horizons? Come along to our #DiscoveryDay in Dublin on 05 July and see how you can bring an international dimension to your work: eventbrite.ie/e/discovery-da…

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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 local activism! 04 - 10 October, Bulgaria bit.ly/2kQ7gzs (apply by 19 August) 😁

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Wishing everyone a great #Pride2018 from all of us at Léargas 🏳️‍🌈#PrideMonth2018

Asssesment with and for students with a migration background @UniOslo @EQI_DCU @DCU_IoE @DublinCityUni @uLinz, @AnkaUni joint symposium @Leargas @EUErasmusPlus @UNESCO. Registration and further details available at: uv.uio.no/ils/english/ab… Retweeted by Léargas

@lorrainetansey @EUErasmusPlus @voluntireland @StuartGarland @gallomaria That's excellent news @lorrainetansey! Lots of info on volunteering opportunities at leargas.ie/programmes/era… so we'll aim for the full room next time 😁

Very interesting findings on the impact of the National Framework of Qualifications from @QQI_connect; 89% agree the NFQ has made qualification pathways easier to explain and understand. twitter.com/QQI_connect/st…

We had a #Pride2018 coffee morning and fundraiser in @Léargas this morning! Donations will go to ⁦@BeLonG_ToRetweeted by Léargas

I’m currently applying for the National Quality Label for our eTwinning projects at Meánscoil San Nioclás, Waterford, Ireland! #etwinningIRL #etwinning #etwiam #quality #recognition #irishineurope @Leargas_etwinn twitter.com/etwinningeurop… Retweeted by Léargas

If you'd like to find out more about what an @IAESTE_Ireland traineeship involves, check the Léargas blog: leargas.ie/blogs-category…

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Well done to @IAESTE_Ireland! Students from Ireland heading out and Irish firms will also welcome students in - #traineeships #reciprocity twitter.com/IAESTE_Ireland…

Leo is out @EuroBugInt today spreading the word about #erasmusplus and the #eu #youthstrategy @EUErasmusPlus twitter.com/EuroBugInt/sta…

I've been designing lots of things on my #EVS here in Florina and this is what I'm working on today :D It's all about first impressions and the things that have stood out to me so far! Retweeted by Léargas

Have you heard about the 'Learning for living together project'? It aims to produce an online blended 16 hour #socialinclusion and #diversity course including a pedagogical handbook, learn more bit.ly/2syOLUy Retweeted by Léargas

@Leargas_Petar this might be of interest! twitter.com/EPALE_EU/statu…

We're now learning more about @EUErasmusPlus with the Irish National agency, @Leargas. To discover the place of the #YouthWorkersAcademy in this great programme but also to find out about more opportunities for young people, in #Europe and beyond. Retweeted by Léargas

We're now exploring the different approaches to #youthwork: #HolisticApproach #digital, #strength and #experience based and learner centered. @Leargas @EUErasmusPlus @ApiceUe @youthorgtr Retweeted by Léargas

NCGE Welcomes visitors from Croatia on Euroguidance study visit discussing guidance provision in Ireland Retweeted by Léargas

Two more days: if you've thoughts on the future of #VET, visit the online survey and have your say! @ETBIreland @TUIunion @astiunion @Education_Ire @FurtherEdNet twitter.com/EAEA2020/statu…

How would you do in this quick quiz? twitter.com/EPinIreland/st…

A link here to a handy resource for those thinking about their next #eTwinning project! @Leargas_etwinn twitter.com/eu_schoolnet/s…

Caroline McEntee from Killucan Area Services Westmeath, is now sharing the learning outcomes of a recent #AONTAS organised #ErasmusPlus study visit to Lisbon. #MakingAnImpact #CEN Retweeted by Léargas

Another ECE service visit today. Older, larger and more urban. Lots to think about & process over lunch @EarlyChildhdIRL @ncn4children @Leargas @EUErasmusPlus @DkIT_ie Retweeted by Léargas

Are you working with young people in the South East? Would you like to learn about how Erasmus+ can enrich their lives and open their horizons? Come along to our #DiscoveryDay in Wexford on 06 July to learn all about Youth in Action: eventbrite.ie/e/discovery-da…

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Have you heard about 'Show racism, the red card"? It is a charity that produces #antiracist educational resources which help to tackle racism. Have you any example to share? Join the discussion here bit.ly/2sPaY0o #migranteducation Retweeted by Léargas

If you're 18, you can apply for a travel pass around the EU – applications open now #DiscoverEU @EuropeanYouthEU europa.eu/youth/discover… Retweeted by Léargas

👉 Don't miss the 🔴 FB LIVE chat with @EU_Commission on #DiscoverEU at 11.50am CEST! Find out all you need to know before you start applying & good luck!!! 👉bit.ly/2w1RDtj @EuropeanYouth @ManfredWeber @TNavracsicsEU 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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Léargas shared MEG - Mobilità Europea Giovanile's post.Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 9:12pm
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Léargas shared Holy Family N.S. Tubbercurry's post.Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 9:11pm
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Léargas shared Cavan Institute's post.Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 9:11pm
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LéargasSunday, June 17th, 2018 at 9:24pm
The best of luck to Holy Family NS Tubbercurry with their project - Cool Science For Young Scientists. They are in Marburg this week hosted by their partners from Rainbow Primary School in Ebsdorf. 😀🇪🇺️🇮🇪️
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LéargasSunday, June 17th, 2018 at 7:50pm
Interested in developing quality youth exchanges focusing on inclusion? Check out this contact making seminar in Portugal and gain a better understanding of the potential impact a youth exchange can have within local communities. http://bit.ly/2GgmMgc Apply by 22 June.