Upcoming TCAs

Upcoming TCAs

TCAs open to participants from Ireland in the Adult Education, School Education and VET fields are listed on this page. TCAs in the Youth field are on our Training Opportunities page. The eligibility criteria and selection process for TCAs vary according to the event; check the individual invitations for details.

To apply to attend a TCA, click the relevant link below or get in touch with the named contact(s). Do not apply directly to the host organisation. Please note that only participants from Irish organisations may apply to Léargas!

Upcoming TCAs

 Consortium for Newcomers – KA101

28 November – 01 December

Bergen, Norway

The 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. Participants should have no or little knowledge about KA101-consortium. Applicants that did not get a funding due to lack of quality in their earlier KA101-consortium applications are welcome attend too.

The concept of consortium in School Education is rather new (2015). Consortiums allow a larger number of schools to take part in the Erasmus+ program.

The contact seminar will address the following:

1. Possibilities within KA101 consortiums

2. Particularities of a KA101 consortium projects

3. Presentation(s) of successful and well run KA101-projects consortium

4. Project coordination and project management of a KA101 consortium

5. Promotion of job-shadowing

For more information, contact Nora Furlong
Deadline for applications: 27 Oct 2017
To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application


Contact Seminar on Outreach, Guidance and Motivation Strategies (Adult Ed.)

17-19 October

The aim of the seminar is to create project ideas, develop networks and start the planning process for Erasmus+ KA1 and KA2 projects on outreach, guidance and motivation. The seminar will feature inputs from experts in the area of outreach, guidance and motivation strategies as well as workshops, networking activities and project development. Support around how to make a KA1 Mobility and/or KA2 Strategic Partnership application will feature throughout. The programme will include a cultural event on the evening of Thursday 19 October.

This seminar is aimed at practitioners in the Adult Education and Youth Fields.

For more information, see the Invitation or contact Denise Shannon
Deadline for applications: 5 September 2017
To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application

Inclusion Within KA2 (VET, SE & AE) 

07-10 November
Warsaw, Poland

Social inclusion is one for the most important issues raised by the Erasmus+ Programme, which aims to make a major contribution to help tackle socio-economic changes, the key challenges that Europe will be facing until the end of the decade and to support the implementation of the European policy agenda for growth, jobs, equity and social inclusion.

As stated in Erasmus+ Programme Guide social inclusion has a rather broad definition and may refer to:

  • Disability (i.e. participants with special needs) or health problems:
  • Educational difficulties: young people with learning difficulties; early school-leavers; low qualified adults; young people with poor school performance;
  • Economic obstacles: people with a low standard of living, in long-term unemployment or poverty etc.; cultural differences: immigrants or refugees or descendants from immigrant or refugee families; people belonging to a national or ethnic minority; people with linguistic adaptation and cultural inclusion difficulties;
  • Social obstacles: people facing discrimination because of gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, etc.;
  • Geographical obstacles: people from remote or rural areas; problem zones; areas with poor facilities).

The overall goal of the contact seminar is to find partners with similar interests and develop ideas for the new KA2 strategic partnerships on the issue of social inclusion. We have chosen to approach inclusion from a common experience shared by the participants, their organisation and social milieu. We hope to reach the point where difference doesn’t represent a barrier to future cooperation.

The seminar will also give an opportunity to discover new approaches in the field with the special focus on creating cross sectoral and transversal collaborations between different sectors and organisations.

For more information, contact Nora Furlong
Deadline for applications: 25 Aug 2017
To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application

Teaching European values as a key against radicalisation in school (School Ed.)

19-22 October

The contact seminar offers an opportunity for school leaders and teachers to work together on topics of mutual interest. Participants will receive information about the Erasmus+ programme in general and Key Action 2, Strategic Partnerships, in particular. They will also learn about good practice and how to find partners. Participants will develop project ideas and start preparing their project application during the contact seminar.

This contact seminar is aimed at school leaders and teachers of pupils aged between 6 and 16.

For more information, contact Deirdre O’Brien or Petar Dukic
Deadline for applications: 04 August 2017
To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application

Erasmus+ Contact Seminar Vocational Educational Training and Adult Education

08-10 November, 2017

The aim of the seminar is to provide VET and Adult educators/trainers/teachers the opportunity to come together and discuss the practices of their field in other European countries and strategically plan a quality co-operation  in the sector and field of their interest. The contact seminar will include plenary session as well as workshops and networking sessions. KA2 Strategic Partnerships, VET and Adult Education Quality cooperation/applications in Vocational Education Training and Adult Education.

This contact seminar is aimed at people who have a special interest in developing VET and Adult Education Quality KA2 Strategic Partnerships.

For more information, contact Nora Furlong 
Deadline for applications: 15 September 2017
To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application


Previous opportunities:

Strategic Partnerships on Work Based Learning in VET

16-19 October | Belgium 

The Development of Evidence Based Practice in Guidance Services in Schools

7-8 September |  Dublin

Digitisation and new learning environments – Good practices for school leaders

18-20 September | Oulu, Finland

Evidence-based Policy in Education and Training; Seminar on Research and Methodology (VET) 

25-27 October | Poland

‘VET Connected’ Seminar for Erasmus+ Vocational Education and Training, November 2016: Taking steps towards Erasmus+ VET Key Action 1 


23-25 November | Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin

Contact Seminar for Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships in Adult Education & Youth, November 2016: Focus on Non-formal and Informal Learning & Validation
8-11 November | Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin

Contact Seminar for Erasmus+ School Education, November 2016: First steps towards Erasmus+ and partner-finding
14-16 November | Hilton Kilmainham Dublin

International Contact Seminar for Erasmus+ Adult Education, October 2016: European cooperation to promote intergenerational and intercultural exchange in non-formal and formal contexts
13-15 October 2016 | Palermo, Italy

Erasmus+ Adult Education, October 2016: Promoting Adult Education under Erasmus+
6-7 October 2016 | Lisbon, Portugal

Contact Seminar for Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships in School Education, September 2016: Enhancing Digital Competences in Education and Training
Invitation | Additional Information
Four-day Contact Seminar | 11-14 September 2016 | Tallin, Estonia