Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport, running from 2021 to 2027. It has a budget of €26.2 billion for all of Europe, to fund learning mobility and cross-border cooperation projects for ten million Europeans of all ages and all backgrounds.
In Ireland, organisations apply to Léargas for funding to carry out projects consistent with its objectives and that encourage European exchange, co-operation and learning. Organisations much be active in Adult Education, School Education, Vocational Education and Training, or Youth.
Higher Education organisations should apply to our fellow National Agency in Ireland, the Higher Education Authority (HEA).
What are the Programme Objectives?
A mobility project is one where an organisation sends staff, learners, pupils or young people to travel to another country to work, train, learn or job shadow. Funding is available for Irish organisations that are active in Adult Education, School Education, VET or Youth.
Partnerships for Cooperation
A partnership project is one where an organisation works with other relevant groups across Europe to develop, transfer or implement innovative practices. Funding is available for Irish organisations, institutions, companies and research organisations that are active in Adult Education, School Education, VET or Youth.
Steps to Erasmus+
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Find out about Erasmus+ funding opportunities at one of our Discovery Days. These events are perfect if you are new to European programmes. Our team will be on hand on the day to introduce the main aspects of Erasmus+ in the areas of Adult Education, School Education, VET and Youth. We will help you identify your next steps.Find an Event
No matter what field of education you work in, there are networking events and online platforms to connect you with European partners. You can access national and international training through Training and Cooperation Activities which we post regularly on our Training and Events page. You can also find partners through eTwinning, the School Education Gateway and EPALE.Erasmus+ Partner Finding Opportunities
Project Labs are a space to develop your project ideas and discuss with experts. You will learn more about Erasmus+ programme priorities, values and the application process.Find an Event
When you have identified your partners and designed a project idea together, you will want to get your application right. Join us at an Application Workshop to help guide you through the application process. Léargas staff will explain the application form, and address any questions about the finance or quality aspects of your project.Training and Events