About

About

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.

 

Happy #IAESTEDay! Trainees from Ireland remember their experiences in Tunisia, China & Czech Republic on our blog ow.ly/SmMd30miGpX. If you'd like paid, course-related work experience overseas then check out iaeste.ie.

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Tomorrrow 20th October is #IAESTEDay! Three trainees from Ireland look back on their experiences in Tunisia, China and the Czech Republic to celebrate leargas.ie/blog/iaeste-da… @IAESTE

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Great to see #ErasmusPlus leading to reading! 😁📚📚 twitter.com/jcsplibraries/…

Join #YouthWork Ireland & #Eurodesk Ireland at the International Symposium on Youth Information in Europe and Ireland on 07 November! Hear from @KZapponeTD @nycinews @SpunOut @MUAppSocSc @Eurodesk @ERYICAYI and more on the day! To register visit: youthworkireland.ie/events

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Due to popular demand we have added a small allocation of extra tickets for #LeargasForum 🔜 leargasforum2018.eventbrite.ie 🇪🇺🇮🇪

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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, October 19th, 2018 at 3:55am
Key to Inclusion: European Solidarity Corps 02 - 07 December, Slovenia. This activity is for representatives of organisations interested in inclusion projects in the frame of European Solidarity Corps, regardless of whether they already have partners or would like to find them at the event and develop their project idea together. Apply by 07 November. http://bit.ly/2EuhKBi
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LéargasFriday, October 19th, 2018 at 12:01am
Join #YouthWork Ireland & #Eurodesk Ireland at the International Symposium on Youth Information in Europe and Ireland on 07 November! Hear from @KZapponeTD @nycinews @SpunOut @MUAppSocSc @Eurodesk @ERYICAYI and more on the day! To register visit: http://www.youthworkireland.ie/events
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LéargasThursday, October 18th, 2018 at 9:50pm
European Vocational Skills Week is back after a successful campaign last year and we are delighted to announce a photo competition where vocational education and training (VET) learners in Ireland can share their VET stories. 📸#DiscoverYourTalent http://bit.ly/2OIwjFi
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LéargasThursday, October 18th, 2018 at 9:14pm
Due to popular demand we have added a small allocation of extra tickets for #LeargasForum
🔜 http://leargasforum2018.eventbrite.ie
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LéargasThursday, October 18th, 2018 at 8:47pm
📢Tickets are almost gone for #LeargasForum
🔜 http://leargasforum2018.eventbrite.ie 🔜