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

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

25-27 October

The main idea of the seminar is to get acquainted with the results of research on Erasmus+ in terms of its impact on institutions/organisations and participants, share experience on tools, practices and methodology, create networks for future joint research activities and discuss National Agencies’ approaches to evidence-based analysis and policy in Erasmus+.

Sessions on more specific research topics related to Erasmus program are will include:

  • Impact on employability
  • Internationalisation in formal education
  • Social and intercultural dimensions of learning outcomes
  • Institutional impact

This seminar is aimed at NA-related researchers, researchers in education, policy makers in education, representatives of organisations engaged in support schemes in the education sector.

For more information, contact Elva Duggan
Deadline for applications: 14 June
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


Digitisation and new learning environments – Good practices for school leaders (School Ed.)

18-20 September
Oulu, Finland

This study visit is about developing competence  and  enhancing  internationalisation of participating organisations, new E+ KA1 and KA2 projects. The visit includes:

  • expert presentations
  • study visits to educational sites in the Oulu area
  • joint discussions with the participating school leaders
  • information on Erasmus+ KA1 and KA2.

The visit is aimed at school leaders and active participation is expected: participants should be ready to share their experiences for example in using digitisation in their work.

For more information, contact Deirdre O’Brien or Petar Dukic
Deadline for applications: 16 June
To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application


Strategic Partnerships on Work-Based Learning in VET

16-19 October

The contact seminar will provide a platform for organisations to develop ideas for Strategic Partnerships to be submitted in 2018. Themes will include the promotion, development, dissemination and mainstreaming of effective work-based learning models and schemes across European VET systems.

This seminar is aimed at VET Schools, VET providers, professional associations, enterprises, public bodies, sectoral organisations etc.

For more information, contact Siobhan Wallace
Deadline for applications: 23 June
To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application


The development of evidence-based practice in guidance services in schools (School Ed.)

7-8 September

The aim of the seminar is to develop a transnational resource that will facilitate the development of evidence-based guidance practice and the use of ICT in supporting school guidance quality-assured practices. The development of the transnational resource will be informed by good practice.

The seminar is aimed at policy makers (and support agencies), managers and practitioners who have a role in leading, managing, supporting and/or delivering guidance services in schools.

For more information and to apply, contact Linda Darbey at the National Centre for Guidance in Education: Linda.Darbey@ncge.ie
Deadline for applications: 26 June 2017


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
To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application


Previous opportunities:

‘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