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.

Derval and Cecelia had a great first day on their course '#Learn, experience and create #art' in Nicosia. Spent time in the studio of Nikos Papaloukos and the A.G. Leventis Gallery learning all about art in Cyprus (and further afield). #erasmusplus @Leargas Retweeted by Léargas

There are so many obstacles for inclusion and diversity and in this short photo story @guardian captured a manmade barriers around the Europe. With our joint efforts we can contribute towards more openness, compassion and justice. theguardian.com/artanddesign/g… #ErasmusPlus @Leargas Retweeted by Léargas

Calling all teachers! Learn how to draw comic books and how to tell stories visually at this #eTwinning seminar taking place in Latvia in September! Apply by 23 August. Find out more here: leargas.ie/programmes/etw…

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✔️Teachers! 👩‍🏫 This multi-lateral seminar aims to give Irish teachers from remote and/or rural areas an opportunity to network with similar schools from Italy, Finland and the Nordic Countries. 🔸Find out more ➡️ bit.ly/2F7CZrm

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✔️Teachers! 👩‍🏫 This multi-lateral seminar aims to give Irish teachers from remote and/or rural areas an opportunity to network with similar schools from Italy, Finland and the Nordic Countries. Find out more ➡️ bit.ly/2F7CZrm

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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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LéargasMonday, July 15th, 2019 at 9:00pm
Calling all teachers! Learn how to draw comic books and how to tell stories visually at this #eTwinning seminar taking place in Latvia in September! Apply by 23 August. Find out more here: https://www.leargas.ie/programmes/etwinning/professional-learning/
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LéargasMonday, July 15th, 2019 at 8:05pm
This cross sectoral study visit explores the curriculum and teaching of youth work in secondary level vocational institutions focusing on what can be put into practice in daily youth work.
More information and apply ➡️ https://bit.ly/2Yyb0s4
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LéargasFriday, July 12th, 2019 at 2:12am
✔️Teachers! 👩‍🏫
This multi-lateral seminar aims to give Irish teachers from remote and/or rural areas an opportunity to network with similar schools from Italy, Finland and the Nordic Countries.
Find out more ➡️ https://bit.ly/2F7CZrm
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Léargas shared a post.Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 6:11am
Great to see the #erasmusplus Restart+ project well underway. For an insight into the background organisation for partnership projects like this, check the post by Karen McCormick on our website! https://www.leargas.ie/blog/week-in-life/
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Restart+ Communities
Karen McCormick and Aisling Bonner continue their travels around their region #Donegal This time they were at Ionad Naomh Pádraig Dobhar hearing of all the wonderful activities they are doing and how the centre is very much at the heart of the community #bestpractice #restartcommunities #erasmusplus Léargas
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Léargas shared a post.Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 6:08am
Great memories of a three-city voyage! Well done all.

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.