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

Creative use of Digital Technologies
07 – 09 May, Tallinn, Estonia

Profile of participants: School Leaders (principals, head teachers, heads of departments)

Themes and goals of the event: The visit will focus on the creative use of ICT in Estonian school education sector. The visit will provide an open forum for networking and sharing of experience, views and aspiration with regard to applications of ICT at all stages and sectors of school education in EU. There will be visits to a range of schools and ICT support establishment.

Expected results: The participants will find new partners from other European schools, will share best practices and introduce their own ideas, gain new ideas/methods to put in practice in their own schools, new potential Erasmus+ cooperation projects/ideas have been created.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 14 February 2019
To apply, please fill out this form


Pre-primary education, the schooling of young people from 2 to 6 years old: the quality of teaching
13-17 May, Poitiers, France

Target Audience:
The contact seminar is targeted at inspectors of National Education, school leaders, trainers for inspectors/school leaders, scholars, and ministerial representatives.Aims:
Allowing students to master basic skills (reading, writing, counting and respecting others) requires doing even more of kindergarten or structures welcoming young people from 2 to 6 years old : a school of development and language.
The following issues would be presented and discussed:
  • What strategy for the pre-primary education?
  • What steering system?
  • Which means and tools?
  • What pedagogy?

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 01 April 2019
To apply, please fill out this form


Creative methods for facilitating learning  II
16-18 May, Dublin, Ireland

Profile of Participants:

  • Participants should be professionals working in the schools sector – primary or post-primary (not pre-school) and interested in developing their skills in non-formal learning/facilitation methods
  • Participants should have experience of Erasmus+ or be interested in collaborating at the European level

Themes and goals of the event: This is the second year we are hosting the TCA ‘Professional Development Opportunity for teachers: Creative methods for facilitating learning’ as a result of the positive response of the training from previous participants and NA Staff. This international training course is aimed at those working in primary or post-primary school education. The overall aim of this training will remain the same. It’s aim is to support participants to develop an understanding of non-formal learning and skills in facilitating learning using creative/non-formal methods.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 12 April 2019
To apply, please fill out this form


Thematic seminar: EU Skills Agenda, Mobility and Guidance

09-11 May, Bergen, Norway

Target Sectors: Adult Education, School Education, VET

Target Audience: The seminar is open to participants within the fields of general education, VET, Adult and youth work. Participants might be guidance counsellors, managers and practitioners, educators, researchers, Euroguidance staff (if not NA staff) and others interested in the field of learning mobility.

Aim: The seminar is mainly focused on why and how we can improve mobility guidance. Participants should also be willing to actively engage in the activities in the seminar and be willing to use the potential in the Erasmus+ program to achieve lifelong participation and employment in Europe. The participants are expected to prepare before the TCA. The task will be presented in the finalized programme.

For more information contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 14 March
To apply, please fill out this form

Make an Impact!
29 April – 02 May, Dublin, Ireland

Target Sectors:

Target Audience: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

Aim: Participants will be better equipped with the tools and understanding to show and share the impact of their projects by the end of the TCA. The TCA will cover:

  • understanding what impact means in Erasmus+
  • developing suitable impact indicators for Erasmus+ projects;
  • quantitative and qualitative tools and methods for capturing impact;
  • communicating impact effectively to key audiences.

For more information contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 29 March
To apply, please fill out this form


Public Libraries and their roles and work with inclusion and learning
06-08 May, Bergen, Norway

Profile of Participants:

This seminar is open to participants within the fields of Adult Education. The Seminar is mainly targeted at employees in libraries who are willing to learn and share practices on how public libraries can work as an inclusion and learning arena. Participants should also be willing to explore the idea of participating in Erasmus+.

Themes and goals of the event:

  • Presentation of learning in Norwegian libraries
  • Give inspiration and share new ideas about libraries in the region working actively with inclusion and learning

Expected results: 

  • Discussions and knowledge about libraries as an inclusion and learning tool
  • Networking and sharing experience
  • Inspiration for future work and European projects on the topic

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 18 March 2019
To apply, please fill out this form


Europe on the move – key competences to create mobility projects in VET
27-29 May, Berlin, Germany

Target Audience: VET Organisations who would like organise Erasmus+ mobility projects in the future: VET Schools (teachers, principals, international coordinators); Representatives of companies, chambers, training centres; VET organisations who address participants with fewer opportunities and special needs; VET providers sending VET learners or VET staff.

Please note: Erasmus+ Newcomers are very welcome!

Aim: to prepare Erasmus+ newcomers for future mobility projects, to learn how to apply and organise an Eramus+ project, to inspire to build new partnerships between the participating institutions, to attract newcomers to Erasmus+, to create new mobility projects and future project applications, to contribute to the improvement of project quality.

For more information, contact Carmel
Deadline for applications: 01 April 2019
To apply, please fill out this form


Previous opportunities:

Inclusion and Employability: How Comprehensive Internationalisation can be a pathway for Inclusion
18 – 20 February 2019 | Spain

VET Staff Connected: Enhancing  VET Provision through European Staff Mobility
26 – 28 November 2018 |
Dublin, Ireland

Fostering critical thinking and media literacy – strengthening European democracy through adult education
10-12 December 2018 | Berlin, Germany

Impact+ Seminar for Adult Education
19 -20 September 2018 | Birmingham, United Kingdom

Cross-sectoral approaches to literacy for young migrants and their families
22 – 24 October 2018 | Liége, Belgium

Long-term Study Mobility (School Exchange Partnerships
24 – 27 October 2018 | Tenerife, Spain

Innovative use of ICT in pre-primary and primary education
01 – 04 October 2018 | Bergen, Norway

Personalised Intervention and Counselling to Integrate Children with Special Educational Needs
21 – 25 May 2018 | Brasov, Romania

Creative Methods for Facilitating Learning
17 – 19 May 2018 | Dublin, Ireland

VET Connected GET Connected
23 – 25 April | Malahide Co. Dublin 

Social Entrepreneurship, Youth and Vocational Education Forum: Towards Collaborative Practice
27 – 30 March 2018 | Liverpool, UK

Making the Classroom more Inclusive for Children with Additional Needs
21 – 23 March | Bordeaux, France

Training Seminar on Impact and Dissemination for Strategic Partnerships (Schools, VET and Adult Ed)
21 – 23 March | Bordeaux, France