Today, an increasing number of people are long-term unemployed, face discrimination and situations of social exclusion and poverty, or are at risk of socio-economic marginalisation.

The European Union is taking active measures to counter this by helping some of the most vulnerable in society through Erasmus+. Erasmus+ inclusion and diversity priorities also fit into the wider framework of the Europe 2020 Strategy that aims to generate smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in the European Union. EU 2020 has a clear social dimension expressed in its headline target to lift 20 million people out of risk of poverty and social exclusion by 2020.

Inclusion and diversity are important elements of Erasmus+. We believe everybody should have the opportunity to participate in international projects! Léargas supports many strands of Erasmus+ in Ireland. Our main aim is to ensure that inclusion and diversity inform the majority of Erasmus+ projects across the sectors of Youth,

In keeping with our supportive approach to programme management, we will promote Erasmus+ in the context of Inclusion and Diversity. We will support new and returning applicants to our programmes through:

  • communication through social media and subscribed eNewsletters
  • TCA activities
  • local and regional information and training days
  • application clinics
  • project management days

The Inclusion and Diversity Officer’s job is to support organisations to access Erasmus+, develop project ideas with an emphasis on inclusion and diversity, develop trustworthy partnerships, and engage with the programme in a meaningful way.

If you’d like to find out more about how Erasmus+ can enable your work in supporting diversity and inclusion, contact Petar Dukic.


🗓️1 week until the registration deadline for 'Developing key competences through Project Based Learning' at the Future Classroom Lab in Brussels ➡️ ow.ly/nGFw50lmfMt #etwinning @Leargas_etwinn

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Gaisce is currently inviting expressions of interest from organisations working with young people seeking asylum or with refugee status who would like to take part in Wavelength. #GaisceWavelength gaisce.ie/wavelength-lau… @davidstantontd @DeptJusticeIRL @immigrationIRL Retweeted by Léargas

Working in pre-primary education? This course might be for you! For information about the course and how to apply have a look on our website. ➡️bit.ly/2oRiViS

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The BiTriMulti training supports voluntary as well as full-time youth workers dealing directly with young people in developing their first international Youth Exchange in the framework of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. 🗓️ Apply by 10 March ➡️ bit.ly/2STmLWc

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@ywitipp's Donal enjoying the various workshops on offer at the KA2NOW "Innovation in Youth Work" 3 day conference. @Leargas @EUErasmusPlus #virtualyouthwork #youthworkchangeslives #youthworkireland #youthworktipperary Retweeted by 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.
LéargasFriday, February 22nd, 2019 at 12:29am
This TCA is open to anyone working in Adult Education, School Education or Vocational Education and Training who is responsible for showing and sharing the results of Erasmus+ projects. For more information and to apply
➡️ https://bit.ly/2oRiViS
LéargasThursday, February 21st, 2019 at 11:22pm
eTwinning will soon be opening registration for our DES approved course - Connecting Schools across Europe. This CPD course is a great way for teachers to learn more about eTwinning and explore the online platform. 💻
Learn more here ➡️ https://bit.ly/2F7CZrm
LéargasThursday, February 21st, 2019 at 2:35am
This training course in Berlin is a great way for VET organisations to learn more about organising Erasmus+ mobility projects in the future.
Find out more and apply here ➡️https://bit.ly/2oRiViS
LéargasThursday, February 21st, 2019 at 12:43am
This training course is open to anyone working in Adult Education, School Education or Vocational Education and Training who is responsible for showing and sharing the results of Erasmus+ projects.
Find out more and apply here ➡️ https://bit.ly/2oRiViS
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