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ERASMUS+ Programme Overview

What is Erasmus+?

Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport for the years 2014 to 2020. It draws together multiple previous European initiatives, including the Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action programmes, into one.  Erasmus+ provides funding and support for organisations to operate projects consistent with its objectives and which encourage European exchange, co-operation and learning. Project funding of almost €170 million been allocated to Ireland for the duration of the programme. Erasmus+ is funded by the European Union through the contributions of member states, including Ireland.

What are its 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, applications from individuals themselves are not accepted.

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 the higher education field, please contact the Higher Education Authority.

Structurally, Erasmus+ is divided into three ‘Key Actions’ describing the kind of project activities possible.

Key Action 1 (KA1), 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.

Key Action 2 (KA2), 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.

Key Action 3 (KA3), 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.

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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, February 15th, 2019 at 7:50am
📢 School staff 💻
This study visit will focus on the creative use of ICT in Estonian schools. It will provide an open forum to network and share experience, views and aspirations about how to apply ICT at all stages and sectors of school education.
📆Apply by 23 February ➡️ https://bit.ly/2BW7oZG
Léargas
LéargasFriday, February 15th, 2019 at 4:49am
Citizenship in a Digital Era - The main aim of this training is to equip youth workers with the tools to increase the levels of media literacy amongst the young people they work with and support them to be responsible digital citizens.
📅Apply by 15 March https://bit.ly/2ta4HfJ
Léargas
LéargasFriday, February 15th, 2019 at 3:57am
This Seminar for employees in libraries who are willing to learn and share practices about how public libraries can work as an inclusion and learning arena.
📅Apply by 12 March https://bit.ly/2oRiViS
Léargas
LéargasFriday, February 15th, 2019 at 1:01am
Are you coordinating an #ErasmusPlus KA2 Strategic Partnerships application under the 21 March deadline in the fields of Adult Education, School Education or Vocational Education & Training? If so don't miss our webinar on 20 February: https://www.leargas.ie/calendar/erasmus-ka2-strategic-partnerships-application-webinar-2019/
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LéargasThursday, February 14th, 2019 at 10:18pm
Teachers! Interactive Technologies for the Future Classroom 💻 08 - 10 April, Brussels. 🗓️ Apply by 08 March ➡️ https://bit.ly/2otDX81