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.

Bring your #ErasmusPlus ideas to life at our Strategic Partnerships Ideas Lab. This event is ideal if you have an idea in mind and are in the fields of #AdultEducation #Schools or #VET. To register visit: bit.ly/IdeasLab2019

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At our Project Lab you can meet experts who will help you develop your project ideas and prepare for your #ErasmusPlus & #EUSolidarityCorps applications. Our next one takes place in Dublin on 14 Nov! Sign up today at: bit.ly/ProjectLabNov2…

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Finally, an award for CASE school Scoil na gCailíní too. Congratulations. Well done to all those who took part in the #fisfilmawards twitter.com/CASEshared/sta…

And another award for a CASE partnership at the #FisFilmAwards , congratulations all! twitter.com/CASEshared/sta…

And congratulations to the CASE schools in Rathmullan and Ramelton on winning the Animation award at the #FisFilmAwards ! twitter.com/CASEshared/sta…

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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LéargasThursday, November 14th, 2019 at 12:01am
Bring your #ErasmusPlus ideas to life at our Strategic Partnerships Ideas Lab. This event is ideal if you have an idea in mind and are in the fields of #AdultEducation #Schools or #VET. To register visit: http://bit.ly/IdeasLab2019
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LéargasWednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 6:02am
At our Project Lab you can meet experts who will help you develop your project ideas and prepare for your #ErasmusPlus & #EUSolidarityCorps applications. Our next one takes place in Dublin on 14 Nov! Sign up today at: http://bit.ly/ProjectLabNov2019
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Léargas shared a post.Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 2:09am
Lovely ephemeral art created by students from Ireland and Spain in this #erasmusplus project... thinking about environment, links between Spain and Ireland, pilgrimages in the past, and exploring our world today...
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The Art Hand
We facilitated this environmental artwork today with TY students from Newtown School (Ireland) and ADN Centro Educativo (Spain). Planet Earth on fire at the centre of the eye was created (in the rain) with kelp and rocks on Bunmahon Beach. The design was developed during a series of workshops at Newtown School under the guidance of environmental artist Sean Corcoran and staff teacher Karen Keogh. Later the sun shone and we moved to Kilmurrin Cove to write a special message to the Erasamus+ students who return to Spain soon. #OneWorld #FridaysForFuture #Teamwork #StandUpAndBeCounted #ClimateAction
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Léargas shared a post.Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 2:05am
#erasmusplus placements getting underway for Mallow College students - best wishes to all!
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Léargas shared a post.Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 2:03am
Hoping all is going well at UCD today - lots of great opportunities for science, engineering, architecture and IT students!

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.