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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.

Have you been involved in a successful project that aimed to improve or introduce innovation in workplace learning? #EPALE invites you to share your good practice examples on 13 November. For more information visit: bit.ly/EPALEWorkPlace…

Twitter Media

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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
LéargasSaturday, October 19th, 2019 at 11:20pm
This is a contact making seminar for organisations and schools interested in developing strategic partnerships supporting innovation under Key Action 2 in the Schools field. The training will provide an opportunity for potential partners to meet, develop the participants understanding of how to design good quality project proposals and share experience of international Schools projects.
➡️ https://bit.ly/2oRiViS
Léargas
LéargasSaturday, October 19th, 2019 at 9:10pm
Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care is one of the major priorities within the Erasmus+ strategic partnership action. This contact seminar aims at producing project ideas and project proposals for strategic partnerships in the school field. During this two-day seminar, participants will have the chance to network, learn, share ideas and practices from European colleagues and to set up a proposal for partnership.

For more information and to apply ▶️ http://bit.ly/2ySQBRV
Léargas
LéargasFriday, October 18th, 2019 at 5:01am
Have you been involved in a successful project that aimed to improve or introduce innovation in workplace learning? #EPALE invites you to share your good practice examples on 13 November. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/EPALEWorkPlaceLearning
Léargas
LéargasFriday, October 18th, 2019 at 12:08am
This seminar is open to participants within the fields of school education. The seminar is mainly targeted at teachers, leaders and others working with children in pre-primary and lower primary school (age 1-9), who are interested in learning more about innovative use of ICT among the youngest children in education.
Find out more and apply ➡️ http://bit.ly/2ySQBRV
Léargas
Léargas shared a post.Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at 11:34pm
GTI took part in the 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗧𝗼 𝗠𝗼𝘃𝗲 event today in Westside Library, highlighting the opportunities for young people working, studying and volunteering in Europe, also sharing examples of the positive benefits of Erasmus+ projects currently on offer to GTI learners. Many thanks to Eurodesk Ireland for organising this insightful event. #Erasmusplus #GRETB #ThisIsFET #FutureFET #FETInternational #EUandMe #Leargas #TimeToMove #Galway #Progression #ETBI #discoveryourtalent #EUVocationalSkills 🤝🇪🇺🛫👩‍🎓