Upcoming TCAs

Upcoming TCAs

TCAs open to participants from Ireland in the Adult Education, School Education and VET fields are listed on this page. TCAs in the Youth field are on our Training Opportunities page. The eligibility criteria and selection process for TCAs vary according to the event; check the individual invitations for details.

To apply to attend a TCA, click the relevant link below or get in touch with the named contact(s). Do not apply directly to the host organisation. Please note that only participants from Irish organisations may apply to Léargas!

Upcoming TCAs


Upcoming School Education TCAs

The Language Exchange: Use European mobility projects to ignite the spark to speak
Meath, Ireland 21-24 November 2019

Target: Language teachers working in post-primary education (teaching students aged 12-18).

Are you a post-primary language teacher? Would you like to job-shadow or teach in a partner school? Or perhaps you are interested in training abroad? Then join us for a study visit and thematic seminar that will inspire and inform you about the Erasmus+ opportunities available to your school. Besides opportunities for your own professional development, Erasmus+ offers support for school exchange partnerships. Meaningful exchange with peers, travel and real life interaction can do wonders for students’ motivation to learn a foreign language. These personal experiences can also greatly improve students’ confidence (and pronunciation!)

During this seminar, you will:

  • get a better understanding of what Erasmus+ is and how it can support language learning and teaching
  • visit Erasmus+ projects and hear from other teachers who have carried out European mobility projects about their experience
  • understand how to apply for Erasmus+ and learn best practice when organising a European mobility project
  • gain new ideas as well as understand the next steps in building European projects
  • network and share with European language education colleagues • Meet potential partners for future projects.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 24 October
To apply, please visit this link


Strategic Partnerships Plus- Empowering Democratic Participation
Romania 12-16th November 2019

Target Audience: Represent an organisation active in one of the fields: youth, school education, vocational education and training, adult education. Newcomers to Erasmus+.

A three-day event aiming to develop viable cross-sectoral Strategic Partnerships under Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnerships in the field of education, training and youth. The thematic focus for this year will be democratic participation.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 30 September 2019

To apply:


Meaningful Guidance for Adults and Young People: Developing and Managing Career Resilience in Adult Education and Vocational Education and Training 
Dublin, 06-08 November 2019

Target: Staff working on the provision of information, advice and guidance services as well as those providing mentoring and/or mediation services in adult and vocational education and training bodies and institutions.

Aim: The aim of this thematic contact making seminar is to facilitate networking among organisations, from across Europe, working on the development and delivery of guidance for young people and adults. The event will bring together experts, practitioners and others from the fields of adult education (AE) and vocational education and training (VET) to provide thematic inputs, explore key challenges and to consider areas for possible future partnership and collaboration which might be potentially financed through Erasmus+. During the event, participants will have the opportunity to extend their knowledge and understanding of development priorities for guidance, building networks and partnerships with individuals and institutions looking to improve and enhance existing guidance services and provision.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 06 October
To apply, please fill out this form


Active Citizenship in Adult Education
Bilzen, Belgium, 27-30 November 2019

Target Audience: representatives of formal and non formal adult education organisations. Priority will be given to those dealing with vulnerable adults such as migrants, low-skilled people and senior citizens.

The theme is very closely linked to the development of intercultural competences and people’s participation in democratic life, as well as their social and civic engagement through formal and non formal learning activities. The focus is on raising awareness on and understanding common European values: the principles of unity and diversity. The target group are representatives of formal and non-formal adult education organisations. Priority will be given to those dealing with vulnerable adults such as migrants, low-skilled people, senior citizens. With this contact seminar we want to stimulate cooperation among organisations in Europe, especially in Erasmus+ Key Action 2.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 16 October
To apply, please fill out this form


ECVET for the Long-term Mobility of Apprentices
Rome, 18 October 2019

Target Audience: Networking among experienced VET organisations and newcomers and a Greater awareness of the added value represented by ECVET for long-term transnational mobility in order to improve the overall Programme impact and the relevance to Education&Training priorities of Programme implementation.

Arrival on the 17th and departure on the 18th. Please note this TCA is only from 9:30am- 13:00pm on the 18th.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 20 September 2019
To apply, please fill out this form


Mythbusting European Project Management for VET mobility 
Dublin, 21- 23 October 2019

Target Audience: This event is aimed at staff, particularly senior staff in VET organisations with experience in organising Erasmus+ VET Mobility projects. Newcomers to the Erasmus+ programme are also very welcome to participate in this opportunity to learn from experienced colleagues.

This thematic Contact Making Seminar aims to promote Erasmus+ quality project management in Irish and European VET organisations, share ideas and good practice from peers on what works well and what steps are involved in a good project management, create awareness of the transformational benefits that mobility projects can have on VET organisations and facilitate the establishment of new partnerships.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 25 September 2019
To apply, please fill out this form


Meaningful Guidance for Adults and Young People: Developing and Managing Career Resilience in Adult Education and Vocational Education and Training 
Dublin, 06-08 November 2019

Target: Staff working on the provision of information, advice and guidance services as well as those providing mentoring and/or mediation services in adult and vocational education and training bodies and institutions.

Aim: The aim of this thematic contact making seminar is to facilitate networking among organisations, from across Europe, working on the development and delivery of guidance for young people and adults. The event will bring together experts, practitioners and others from the fields of adult education (AE) and vocational education and training (VET) to provide thematic inputs, explore key challenges and to consider areas for possible future partnership and collaboration which might be potentially financed through Erasmus+. During the event, participants will have the opportunity to extend their knowledge and understanding of development priorities for guidance, building networks and partnerships with individuals and institutions looking to improve and enhance existing guidance services and provision.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 06 October
To apply, please fill out this form


Project Incubator – The future of VET
Helsinki, Finland,11-13 November 2019

Target Audience: open to participants within all fields of vocational education: VET Schools (teachers, principals, international coordinators); Representatives of companies, chambers, training centres; Developers of vocational education.

A project incubator is a new approach to the traditional contact seminar with a greater focus on developing both the content and format of cooperation in the new project. The event will incorporate methods of co-creation and experimentation, as well as peer review of project ideas and plans. The TCA will include themes such as  personalisation, learning environments, new role of teachers and digitalisation. The seminar will gather 70 professionals within vocational education from different European countries. This is a chance to create new partnerships and project ideas supported by National Agency staff. Participants are invited to share good practices from different countries, identify challenges and discuss possible solutions regarding the future of VET.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 07 October 2019
To apply, please fill out this form


Contact seminar on developing strategic internationalisation and partnerships in VET
Luxembourg, 27- 29 November 2019

Target Audience: This event is aimed at individuals and organisations that are active in the field of VET, be they totally new to Erasmus+ or already having some experience in European mobility and/or partnership actions. Participants should already have an idea for transnational collaboration that they would like to further develop and progress at this event.

The event has dual ambitions and will initially provide an opportunity for thematic exchange, inviting participants to share their own practices, goals and experiences of mobility and wider collaboration in the field of VET. Beyond this, participants will be encouraged to consider possible future partnerships and areas of collaboration, providing for increased and extended participation in Erasmus+ in 2020 and beyond.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 15 October 2019
To apply, please fill out this form