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


Improving access, participation and quality in adult learning

21 – 23 November 2018
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Profile of participants: Organisations and institutions (private or public) active in the field of adult education, and particularly, but not exclusively, those targeting socially or educationally disadvantaged adults. Active participation will be required.

Themes and goals of the event:

  • Effective outreach
  • Adult learners’ motivation
  • Barriers to adult education
  • Inclusion of vulnerable groups
  • Adult guidance and counselling
  • Outcome-based vs needs-based approach
  • Self-evaluation in adult education and training
  • Professionalising adult guidance and counselling
  • High quality learning opportunities
  • Approaches to reskilling, upskilling & skills-sharing
  • Quality assurance
  • Investing in adult learning

Expected results:

  • Good practices for effective outreach, guidance and quality in adult education
  • Networking of organisations and sharing of ideas that might result in Erasmus+ applications.

For more information, contact tca@leargas.ie
Deadline for applications: 10 October 2018
To apply: http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application


Upcoming School Education TCAs


What to do in KA2? A contact making seminar focusing on School Exchange Partnerships with an emphasis on Inclusion

06 – 08 December 2018
Dublin, Ireland

Profile of participants: This event aims to attract newcomers to KA229, School Exchange Partnerships and experienced organisations who wish to expand their partner-base are also welcome to attend. The target group is post primary schools working with young people from the ages of 12-18 years. The contact making seminar will have a strong Inclusion focus – we particularly welcome participants working with students of disadvantaged background or who have increased support needs.

Themes and goals of the event:

  • Develop your understanding of KA229 projects
  • Meet potential partners
  • Develop your understanding of how to design good quality project proposals
  • Strengthen the inclusion dimension of your proposal
  • Share experience of international Schools projects.

Expected results:

  • The participants will:
  • hear first-hand the opportunities under KA2 Schools Sector
  • hear from past projects
  • understand what makes a good quality project
  • have the opportunity to meet potential future partners
  • learn what steps are needed in applying
  • address inclusiveness in projects

For more information, contact tbulnes@leargas.ie
Deadline for applications: 05 October 2018
To apply: http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application

The Language Exchange: Building Good Practice in Pupil and Teacher European Language Exchange projects

16 – 19 January 2019
Dublin, Ireland

Profile of participants: This event aims to attract newcomers to KA101 and KA229. Participants should be Post-Primary teachers/Schools Managers of pupils age 12-18 years. The target group are language teachers or those who are interested in using Erasmus+ to support language teaching and learning. We are keen to attract schools that have been active in other European/International programmes such as eTwinning; European Day of Languages; European Language Label etc. to encourage them to see the potential of Erasmus+ projects.

This is a study visit (with additional training elements) targeting school managers and teachers (particularly language teachers) who are interested in using Erasmus+ to support language teaching and learning. The programme will include opportunities to meet schools active in the Erasmus+ programme to showcase what they’re doing and the impact of their projects. The aim is to promote best practice and inspire newcomers to engage in Erasmus+. We will particularly emphasize how Erasmus+ can support post-primary language teaching and learning; and how it links to national and European language policy.

Expected results:

The participants will:

  • gain a better understanding of how Erasmus+ activities can support language learning and teaching;
  • be inspired by the projects they visit
  • gain new ideas as well as next steps in building European projects;
  • have the chance to share and meet European language education colleagues;
  • possibly meet partners for future projects

For more information, contact ebabei@leargas.ie
Deadline for applications: 30 November 2018
To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application


VET Staff Connected: Enhancing  VET Provision through European Staff Mobility

26 – 28 November 2018
Malahide, Dublin, Ireland

Profile of participants: Senior staff in VET organisations who are newcomers to VET Mobility and who wish to become more familiar with Erasmus+ KA1 VET Mobility projects and possible future funding opportunities.

Goals of the event: Participants will have an opportunity to work with their peers, from Ireland and abroad, reflecting on successful Erasmus+ VET projects and building partnerships for future mobility programmes involving VET Staff.

Expected results:  Participants are expected to network and find themes and partners for new E+ projects in the field of vocational education and training.

Download the agenda and the promotional flyer for further details.

For more information, contact tca@leargas.ie
Deadline for applications: 26 October 2018
To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application


Responding to the Future Skills Needs – The Power of Anticipation  

03 – 05 December 2018
Helsinki, Finland

Léargas will support participants from the VET Sector. Experts involved in anticipation and/or currently developing their own anticipation system, representatives of education and training or working life who actively use anticipation data. It is necessary that the participants professional profile is related to the anticipation work in education and skills development.Pre-selection of the participants is to be made by NAs. The final selection of participants will be confirmed by the organizing NA.

Themes and goals of the event:

Following topics will be addressed:

  • How anticipation contributes to the better matching of skills?
  • How to ensure effective use of anticipation data in decision making and development of education and training?
  • What are the new horizons of anticipation?

Expected results:  In the seminar participants are invited to share good practices from their countries, identify challenges and discuss possible solutions regarding the themes of the seminar.

For more information, contact tca@leargas.ie
Deadline for applications: 30 September 2018
To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application

Previous opportunities:

Fostering critical thinking and media literacy – strengthening European democracy through adult education
10-12 December 2018/ Berlin, Germany

Impact+ Seminar for Adult Education
19 -20 September 2018/ Birmingham, United Kingdom

Cross-sectoral approaches to literacy for young migrants and their families
22 – 24 October 2018/ Liége, Belgium

Long-term Study Mobility (School Exchange Partnerships
24 – 27 October 2018/ Tenerife, Spain

Innovative use of ICT in pre-primary and primary education
01 – 04 October 2018/ Bergen, Norway

Personalised Intervention and Counselling to Integrate Children with Special Educational Needs
21 – 25 May 2018/ Brasov, Romania

Creative Methods for Facilitating Learning
17 – 19 May 2018/ Dublin, Ireland

VET Connected GET Connected
23 – 25 April/Malahide Co. Dublin 

Making the Classroom more Inclusive for Children with Additional Needs
21 – 23 March/ Bordeaux, France

Training Seminar on Impact and Dissemination for Strategic Partnerships (Schools, VET and Adult Ed)
21 – 23 March/ Bordeaux, France

Impact+ for VET KA2 Beneficiaries 
20 – 21 December | Birmingham, UK

Impact+ for Adult Education KA2 Beneficiaries 
14 – 15 December | Birmingham, UK

Social Entrepreneurship, Youth and Vocational Education Forum: Towards Collaborative Practice
27 – 30 March 2018 | Liverpool, UK

Consortium for Newcomers – KA101 Strategic Partnerships Plus- Innovation in Education
28 November – 01 December | Norway

Erasmus+ for equity and inclusion
23-24 November | Italy

Consortium for Newcomers – KA101 Strategic Partnerships Plus- Innovation in Education
28 November – 01 December | Norway

Strategic Partnerships Plus- Innovation in Education
21-25  November | Bucharest, Romania

Erasmus+ Contact Seminar Vocational Educational Training and Adult Education
08-10 November, 2017 | Cyprus

Inclusion Within KA2 (VET, SE & AE)
07-10 November | Warsaw  Poland

Evidence-based Policy in Education and Training; Seminar on Research and Methodology (VET)
25-27 October | Poland

Teaching European Values as a key against radicalisation in school
19-22 October | Germany

Contact Seminar on Outreach, Guidance and Motivation Strategies (Adult Ed.)
17-19 October | Dublin

Strategic Partnerships on Work Based Learning in VET
16-19 October | Belgium 

Digitisation and new learning environments – Good practices for school leaders
18-20 September | Oulu, Finland

The Development of Evidence Based Practice in Guidance Services in Schools
7-8 September |  Dublin