Erasmus+

Erasmus+

Erasmus+


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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.

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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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LéargasFriday, October 11th, 2019 at 10:00pm
Explore how technology can be of use in education and in particular for inclusive education. Join Rehab Group and #EPALE Ireland at this upcoming conference. (Relevant to adult educators in particular but also to all sectors in education): http://bit.ly/RehabEPALEConference
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LéargasFriday, October 11th, 2019 at 1:05am
📣 Check out our Erasmus+ Inclusion and Diversity Project Directory for 2019. The directory includes a selection of good practice projects that have inclusion and diversity at their core.

➡️ http://bit.ly/InclusionDiversityPD

#Diversity #Inclusion #ErasmusPlus #Leargas
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LéargasFriday, October 11th, 2019 at 12:54am
📝Save the Date ✅
The #LeargasForum will take place on 03 December at Dublin Castle Conference Centre.The theme this year is
An Inclusive Europe: Stronger Together. Registration will be open soon, keep an eye on our social media pages and website. 🇪🇺🇮🇪😃
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LéargasThursday, October 10th, 2019 at 9:20pm
The main objective of Youth Discovering Erasmus+ Project LAB is to encourage youth workers to use Erasmus+ within their local communities and increase the participation of young people in international youth work through the Erasmus+: youth in action programme.

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LéargasThursday, October 10th, 2019 at 6:01am
Explore how technology can be of use in education and in particular for inclusive education. Join Rehab Group and #EPALE Ireland at this upcoming conference. (Relevant to adult educators in particular but also to all sectors in education): http://bit.ly/RehabEPALEConference

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.