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


VET Connected – Get Connected

23 – 25 April 2018
Malahide, Dublin

It’s time to get connected! Léargas will be hosting a Contact Making Seminar in Malahide, Co. Dublin. The VET Connected – Get Connected seminar will take place from 23 to 25 April inclusive. The seminar is aimed mainly at newcomers to VET mobility (KA1 projects), but will also be of interest to those who are experienced in such projects, and would like the opportunity to expand their current partnerships.

The aim of the event is to facilitate participants to be more familiar with KA1 VET mobility projects and opportunities. Participants will hear from peers on their current/past projects, connect with potential partners from other countries as well as generate and share ideas for future projects. Irish participants should be from VET providers wishing to explore sending learners and / or staff abroad as part of an Erasmus+ project.There will be 30 – 35 participants, with 10 from Ireland and the remainder from other countries.

The participation fee is €65 and this includes attendance at the event for 3 days. Léargas will cover accommodation and food for the duration of the seminar. The VET organisation should cover travel costs to and from the event. You can read the full agenda for the event here.

For more information, contact Elva Duggan
Deadline for applications: 20 March 2018
To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application


Personalised Intervention and Counselling to Integrate Children with special Educational Needs

21 – 25 May 2018
Brasov, Romania

This training course aims to promote joint cooperation between various specialists in the field of education for children with special needs; to share partners’ experiences with projects, practices and educational policies in this area and to promote an effective exchange of practices with other European education practitioners working with children with special needs.

For more information, contact Naoise Wilkinson 
Deadline for applications: 30 March 2018
To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application 


Creative Methods for Facilitating Learning

17 – 19 May 2018
Dublin, Ireland

This international training course is aimed at those working in primary or post-primary school education, and interested in developing their skills in non-formal learning or facilitation methods. Participants should have experience of Erasmus+ or be interested in collaborating at the European level. The course will begin at 4pm on the evening of the 17 May and finish on 19 May. The programme will incorporate various non-formal media for example, drama, art, story-telling and digital media. During the course we will explore how to work with different learning styles and the concept of self-directed learning, and we will use reflective techniques to recognise learning as it takes place.  You can read the flyer for the event here.

For more information, contact Deirdre O’ Brien
Deadline for applications: 16 April 2018
To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application


Inclusive Education – A road to Social Inclusion  

12 – 14 September 2018
Bratislava, Slovakia

This a contact seminar for Schools on the theme of inclusive education and social inclusion.This is suitable for teachers and principals working with pupils age 10-14 years. Participants will be supported to discuss and share their understanding of social inclusion and related challenges, to establish networks and develop project ideas. Inclusive education can help to overcome poverty and exclusion, pupils  from socially and/or economically disadvantaged backgrounds have a greater chance of succeeding with early intervention and assistance. Inclusive education offers more methods/tools for combating prejudice and xenophobia as well as the rise of extremist views.

Expected results: Participants will develop project ideas for School exchange partnerships and start preparing their project application during the contact seminar.

For more information, contact Naoise Wilkinson
Deadline for applications: 30 April 2018
To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application


Making the Classroom more Inclusive Students with Additional Needs  

27 – 31 May 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria

This training is for teachers and school staff from pre-school level to primary, secondary and special needs education, staff of non-government organizations and all those who are interested in creating a positive and inclusive environment where all children feel valued and all children can learn.

The aim is to encourage a greater understanding of equality in educational settings and inclusive education; explore ways how to work with children with SEN in practice; look at how to develop suitable resources for students with different abilities; share experience and best practice; and explore examples of classroom management strategies and how to create an inclusive environment.

For more information, contact Naoise Wilkinson
Deadline for applications: 26 February 2018
To apply: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application

Quality Matters II. A cross sectoral approach to mobility projects within Erasmus+ programme

05 – 08 June 2018

A cross-sectoral event focusing on quality aspects of implementing Mobility projects. This course is suitable to those with some experience of implementing VET of Schools Erasmus+ mobility projects.

For more information, contact Naoise Wilkinson
Deadline for applications: 28 February 2018
To apply: http://trainings.salto-youth.net/6984


Previous opportunities:

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

Impact+ for VET KA2 Beneficiaries 
20 – 21 December | Birmingham, UK

Impact+ for Adult Education KA2 Beneficiaries 
14 – 15 December | Birmingham, UK

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

Consortium for Newcomers – KA101 Strategic Partnerships Plus- Innovation in Education
28 November – 01 December | Norway

Erasmus+ for equity and inclusion
23-24 November | Italy

Consortium for Newcomers – KA101 Strategic Partnerships Plus- Innovation in Education
28 November – 01 December | Norway

Strategic Partnerships Plus- Innovation in Education
21-25  November | Bucharest, Romania

Erasmus+ Contact Seminar Vocational Educational Training and Adult Education
08-10 November, 2017 | Cyprus

Inclusion Within KA2 (VET, SE & AE)
07-10 November | Warsaw  Poland

Evidence-based Policy in Education and Training; Seminar on Research and Methodology (VET)
25-27 October | Poland

Teaching European Values as a key against radicalisation in school
19-22 October | Germany

Contact Seminar on Outreach, Guidance and Motivation Strategies (Adult Ed.)
17-19 October | Dublin

Strategic Partnerships on Work Based Learning in VET
16-19 October | Belgium 

Digitisation and new learning environments – Good practices for school leaders
18-20 September | Oulu, Finland

The Development of Evidence Based Practice in Guidance Services in Schools
7-8 September |  Dublin