Governance

Governance

Legal Disclaimer

Neither Léargas the European Commission nor any third parties who may provide information to Léargas web site for dissemination purposes shall have any responsibility for or be liable in respect of the content or the accuracy of the information so provided, or for any errors or omissions therein, nor for the consequences of any actions taken or not taken as a result of this information.

Reasonable efforts have been made at the time of publishing each page to examine the contents of each organisation and publication linked to on this Web site, but no responsibility is taken for the contents contained on such links.

Léargas reserves the right to revise, amend, alter or delete the information provided herein at any time, but shall not be responsible for or liable in respect of any such revisions, amendments, alterations or deletions.

Child Safeguarding Policy

We have updated our Child Safeguarding Statement, you can see it here.

Quality Customer Charter

We commit to setting out standards of quality service that all our customers can expect from us. Our Quality Customer Charter 2018-2020 outlines those standards and the actions we take to meet them.

Léargas Strategy Statement

Léargas has published a new Strategy Statement for the years up to 2020. Visit our Strategy page to find out more.

Appeals Procedure – Erasmus+ Grant Awards

If you believe that the procedural rules (as outlined in Part C of the Erasmus + Programme Guide, Information for Applicants) have not been followed in the award of your Erasmus+ grant award, you may appeal the decision to Léargas.

A written appeal–issued by the authorised application signatory–must be submitted within 10 working days of the date of receipt of your grant award notification to appeals@leargas.ie. Appeals will be acknowledged and a final decision announced within 10 working days of receipt.

Note: Questioning the results of the qualitative assessment of a grant application cannot constitute the basis for an appeal.

Léargas Privacy Notice

This notice relates to our privacy practices in connection with this website. This privacy notice does not cover other websites that we link to from this site. If you have questions about how a site uses your information, you will need to check that site’s privacy statement.

Who we are

Léargas is a public agency. We manage funding programmes in international exchange and cooperation in formal and non-formal education. We work closely with the Department of Education and Skills, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, the European Commission, and other related agencies in Ireland and throughout Europe. To manage these programmes properly, we need to process personal data of people who may be interested in, apply for, and/or take part in these programmes. Staff in Léargas, the relevant government departments, the European Commission and other agencies and evaluators with whom Léargas works have access to the information and use it only for the purposes for which it was supplied.

Your right to privacy

We fully respect your right to privacy. Any personal information that you volunteer to Léargas will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with the Data Protection Bill 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (EU 2016/680). Any information you provide is used by Léargas only in line with the purpose for which you provided it. Your personal data may also be anonymised and used for statistical purposes.

Types of data we collect

Website Cookies

Our website uses cookies to collect information.  Cookies are small data files that are placed on your device (such as your computer, tablet or smart phone) as you browse this website.  They are used to ‘remember’ when your device accesses our website. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving your user experience.

We use cookies to collect information about your browsing behaviour; this includes information about pages you’ve viewed and your journey around our website. We use this information to judge how well we’re meeting the information needs of our website visitors.

You can disable cookies by changing your website browser settings to reject cookies.  How you do this will depend on the browser you use. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Analytics

When visitors come to our website we use Google Analytics to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way that does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. For more information on Google Analytics and their Privacy Policy, visit their Safeguarding your data page.

Mailing Lists

As part of the subscription process for our eNewsletters, we collect personal information. We use that information to tell you about events, training courses, deadlines and relevant articles or blogs. We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry-standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our eNewsletters and their delivery. You can unsubscribe to our mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails. We don’t rent or trade email lists with organisations and businesses. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice.

Event Registration

We use a number of different providers to allow people to apply for or register directly for various events (which may be held either online or at a venue). When you register using these tools, we use the personal data you provide to help us manage the event and meet your information needs. We may also use the data to build our lists of people who may be interested in hearing about or receiving funding through our programmes. We don’t rent or trade registration lists with organisations or businesses.

Here is a list of the tools we use for event registration; the links are to their Privacy Policies: SALTO, EventBrite, SurveyMonkey, Logiforms and Facebook.

Requests regarding data supplied via this website

You are entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to Fionnuala Broughan at fbroughan@leargas.ie . We will respond to you as soon as possible and will take no longer than 30 days to process.

Freedom of Information

For more information on FOI visit our FOI page.

Codes

Code of Conduct

Code of Best Practice

Access to Information on the Environment

The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government requests annual statistical information in relation to AIE (Access to Information on the Environment) requests received by the Department of Education and Skills and bodies under its aegis (of which Léargas is one). Léargas provides statistics on any requests it receives to the DES.

Click here for summaries of AIE requests, as gathered by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.

The AIE contact person in Léargas is Fionnuala Broughan whom you can contact at aie@leargas.ie.

Protected Disclosures

Section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 requires the publication of a report each year relating to the number of protected disclosures made in the preceding year and any actions taken in response to such disclosures.

No protected disclosures were received by Léargas in the reporting period up to 31 December 2016.
Léargas report for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

The Protected Disclosures contact person in Léargas is Lorraine McDyer whom you can contact at pd@leargas.ie