Erasmus+

Erasmus+

Erasmus+


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See the 2020 National Priorities for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps.

Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport, 2014-2020. It provides funding and support for organisations to operate projects that encourage European exchange, co-operation and learning. Erasmus+ is funded by the European Union through the contributions of member states, including Ireland. Funding of almost €170 million has been allocated to Ireland for the duration of the programme.

Erasmus+ funding is available to all sectors (or fields) of formal, informal and non-formal education. This includes schools, youth organisations, adult education groups, and vocational organisations. Structurally, Erasmus+ is divided into three ‘Key Actions’ describing the kind of project activities possible.

What are the programme objectives?

Erasmus+ aims to  modernise and improve the quality of teaching, training and youth work across Europe, and to support the development, transfer and implementation of innovative practices. These objectives are closely tied with the Europe 2020 strategy of achieving a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy by 2020 for all of Europe’s citizens. Fundamental goals for Erasmus+ include improving key competences and skills, and fostering partnerships between education and employment.  The programme also seeks to promote European values as stated in Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union: respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights.

Who can participate?

Erasmus+ is open to private or public organisations active in the fields of adult education, higher education, school education, sport, vocational education and training, and youth and community work, in any participating country.  While the programme enables individuals to travel, work, volunteer and study abroad, project applications from individuals themselves are not accepted. However, individuals may apply to attend Transnational Cooperation Activities with the support of their organisations.

Management and Structure

Management of the programme is divided between the Directorate General for Education and Culture (DGEAC) of the European Commission, and National Agencies in the participating countries. Léargas is the Irish National Agency for Erasmus+ in the adult education, school education, vocational education and training, and youth fields. For Erasmus+ in higher education, please contact the Higher Education Authority.

Thank you @Leargas @teacheracademy @EPALE_EU and @LimkLearnFest for holding a very informative and enjoyable webinar on eteaching tools for language teaching and learning, it was very informative for me as a PME student! #lifelonglearning #LanguageMatters #studentteacher Retweeted by Léargas

Truly a huge honour to be chosen from among all the fab Irish winners of the #EuropeanLanguageLabel to represent 🇮🇪 at the #EuropeanDayofLanguages2020 conference. #CLILenfrançais has been such a pleasure since the start 🇫🇷💙🤍❤️ Thanks @Leargas @EUErasmusPlus #CLIL #EDLangs twitter.com/manorhseraheny… Retweeted by Léargas

🇪🇺 The #EuropeanDayofLanguages conference took place on Monday, and it was a wonderful success. Wish you could have been there? Want an insight into it? You're in luck! Just take a look at this! 🇪🇺 bit.ly/36jQvWf

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Are you concerned about the impact Covid-19 has had on the school, youth, further education, or adult education sector? Need support? You can apply for Strategic Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness and Creativity funding. Do it by 11am on 29 Oct! bit.ly/3cuuDbL

How did you celebrate the #EuropeanDayofLanguages in your classroom? Be sure to share your experiences with us and @leargas_eli! We're really looking forward to hearing from you! #coeEDL

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Léargas

Léargas is a not-for-profit organisation that operates under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Léargas manages European, national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, training and youth and community work and has been managing such programmes for over 30 years. Léargas currently has 40 staff based in our Dublin office. Our staff come from Ireland, Poland, France, Croatia, Denmark and Spain and have wide-ranging experience in education, training, community, youth and development work; and in IT and finance. The National Centre for Guidance in Education operates under the aegis of Léargas.
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LéargasWednesday, September 30th, 2020 at 4:49am
🇪🇺 The #EuropeanDayofLanguages conference took place on Monday, and it was a wonderful success. Wish you could have been there? Want an insight into it? You're in luck! Just take a look at this! 🇪🇺
https://bit.ly/3iioK2L
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LéargasWednesday, September 30th, 2020 at 3:23am
As many of you will know, September 26 marked the European Day of Languages!

As part of the celebrations, the European Commission have paid tribute to a number of innovative language projects launched between 2014 and 2020 - some of which can be seen in the video below. Prepare to feel inspired!

https://bit.ly/2GrPLDp
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Language teaching and learning with Erasmus+ and the European Language Label: 7 years of excellence
On 28 September 2020, as part of the celebrations of the European Day of Languages, the European Commission launched this 30-minute documentary about innovat...
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LéargasTuesday, September 29th, 2020 at 11:04pm
Join us in celebrating this year’s award-winning European Language Label and #eTwinning projects. The celebrations take place on October 13th and we'd love for you to get involved! After celebrating the winners, you will learn how to tell your own project story afterwards at our three storytelling-themed workshops. For more information, just follow this link! https://bit.ly/2DQbeoT
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LéargasSunday, September 27th, 2020 at 9:30pm
This week’s Webinar Wednesday is all about digital education! Aimed at those in VET and School Education, it will discuss challenges presented by the recent sudden shift to online and distance learning, and hear from an expert in the field of digital education. If you're interested in attending, just register here https://bit.ly/32JYYi2
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LéargasFriday, September 25th, 2020 at 11:03pm
Happy #EuropeanDayofLanguages from all of us at Léargas to all of you! Join in the celebrations and let us know how you marked the day! #europeandayoflanguages #coeEDL

Learning mobility for individuals:

‘Mobility’ in this context simply means physical travel from one country to another for the purpose of learning or professional experience. This action therefore allows organisations to send staff, trainers, students, or young people to other European countries to undertake a dedicated period of learning or professional experience, such as job shadowing, training, volunteering, or gaining work experience.

Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices (Strategic Partnerships):

This encourages organisations across Europe to form strategic partnerships with each other to develop and use innovative methods in teaching, training, and youth work, and to share these results with the wider community. Note that two other actions possible under KA2, Knowledge Alliances and Sector Skills Alliances, are managed centrally by DGEAC.

Support for Policy Reform:

This action is open to the Youth field only and supports dialogue between young people and policy makers. Each Key Action is subdivided by the sector involved, as the application procedure and rules differ for each field. For in-depth information about Erasmus+, download the European Commission’s Programme Guide.