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.

⚡️Tools for Youth Exchanges - Training Course The overall aim of TYE - Tools for Youth Exchanges - is for youth leaders and youth workers to explore, share and adapt tools that can be used to improve their youth exchange projects. Find out more here 🔜 bit.ly/37muKT

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We are here for day 2 of the @IPPNExpo. Come visit us to chat about all the exciting opportunities we have for primary schools to collaborate with international partners! @EUErasmusPlus @Leargas @IPPN_Education #IPPN20 Retweeted by Léargas

Our students literally flying the flag for #erasmus on the ski slopes in #Poland!!😂😂 #leargas @Leargas #kinsalecollege #kinsale #yourfuturestartshere Retweeted by Léargas

Last day of the TCA 'Inclusion and Diversity Strategy and how to get one' being hosted in Dublin this week. We hope the concept of inclusion will be incorporated more into organisations and that partnerships were developed! Retweeted by Léargas

🌿 Go Green for your Community - Training Course 🌿 This course aims to bring together young people who are passionate about the environment and supporting their local community. 🌏 Find out more ➡️ bit.ly/2RPODvo

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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.
Léargas
LéargasFriday, January 24th, 2020 at 1:46am
📣 Towards Collaborative Practice - Forum
A cross-sectoral event exploring the potential of youth work and Erasmus+ to foster social entrepreneurship and social innovation among young people.

Find out more 🔜 https://bit.ly/2Ggp819
Léargas
LéargasFriday, January 24th, 2020 at 1:12am
⚡️Tools for Youth Exchanges - Training Course
The overall aim of TYE - Tools for Youth Exchanges - is for youth leaders and youth workers to explore, share and adapt tools that can be used to improve their youth exchange projects. Find out more here 🔜 https://bit.ly/37muKT
Léargas
LéargasThursday, January 23rd, 2020 at 11:05pm
🌿 Go Green for your Community - Training Course 🌿
This course aims to bring together young people who are passionate about the environment and supporting their local community. 🌏 It will provide learning, time and space and an opportunity to find out more about how to apply for funding to carry out Solidarity Projects. 🌏

Find out more ➡️ https://bit.ly/2RPODvo
Léargas
LéargasThursday, January 23rd, 2020 at 12:35am
Teachers, celebrate language diversity in Europe and win prizes for your school with #EDLComp19! Register a language-themed project on etwinning.net by 31 January to enter. Full details here: https://www.leargas.ie/programmes/languages/european-day-of-languages/competition/
Léargas
LéargasTuesday, January 21st, 2020 at 3:49am
“I suppose the greatest evaluation for us is seeing the children themselves...how they bring what they learn from the programme into their everyday interactions with each other. They will try to solve problems in the yard; there is less exclusion.” - Rachel Burke, Deputy Principal, Kildare Town Educate Together School.

Read about how Kildare Town Educate Together School used #ErasmusPlus KA2 funding to foster inclusion in their school through their 'Grow from Seeds' project:

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/parenting/making-outsiders-feel-at-home-is-child-s-play-1.4139349

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.