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Key Action 1 (KA1)

  • Get a sense of the opportunities for young people, youth workers and organisations in the youth field in Erasmus+: What’s in it for Youth?
  • Download our Erasmus+ Youth Key Action 1 information leaflet
  • Know the application deadlines: there are three each year
  • Read the Youth mobility sections of the Programme Guide
  • Check our calendar for Information Sessions, Roadshows or Application Clinics in your area
  • Define your project outline and how it links to national and European policy
  • Get support from Léargas by attending an information session or seeking advice
  • Find partners on Otlas, the European Partner-finding tool
  • Read the Léargas blog for tips when submitting your application
  • Make sure all project partners named in the application form–including your own organisation!–have a PIC (Participant Identification Code)

EVS only: Check that your organisation has valid accreditation as of the deadline under which you intend to apply. Visit the EVS database and choose ‘Ireland’ under ‘organisation country’. Look for your own organisation and click on its name. The accreditation expiry date is displayed on the left.

If your organisation is not EVS accredited, you must submit the KA110 Accreditation Form to start the process. This must be done at least one application round in advance as it is not possible to receive accreditation and submit an application under the same deadline.

  • Read, sign and stamp your contracts before returning them to Léargas
  • Attend Project Management Days
  • Consult the Council of Europe’s T-kit on Project Management
  • Ensure you have access to Mobility Tool+ through your EU LogIn account
  • Register details of your project and its participants in Mobility Tool+
  • Maintain all relevant information and documents for reporting and sharing
  • Carry out activities as stated in your application form and notify Léargas of any changes
  • Maintain contact with Léargas throughout the project
  • Notify Léargas immediately of cases of force majeure
  • Share and promote your project throughout its lifecycleEVS only: Watch the tutorial videos about EVS insurance

  • Know the reporting deadline(s) as stated in your contract
  • Download the relevant report form through Mobility Tool+
  • Ensure all project activity is reflected in the report
  • Ensure all participants have submitted their reports through Mobility Tool+ (Final Reports only)
  • Upload any relevant annexes
  • Submit online before the deadline

  • Download the Erasmus+ logo and guidelines for use; Erasmus+ should be properly credited for all activities funded by the programme
  • Use social media to share the activities and outcomes of your project
  • Use existing networks to share learning with colleagues and fellow professionals
  • Share your articles, case studies and experiences through social media or publications
  • Contribute to the Léargas blog
  • Present information at topic-related conferences and meetings, including the Léargas Forum

Key Action 2 (KA2)

  • Check that your Adobe Reader is up-to-date and read this guide to downloading the application form
  • Attend a Youth Application Workshop: you’ll find the schedule on our calendar.
  • Complete the form in detail making sure you address the award criteria
  • Assemble and upload all annexes required for the application (Declaration of Honour, mandate for each partner, Timetable of activities)
  • Submit online before the deadline

  • Read, sign and stamp your contracts before returning them to Léargas
  • Attend Project Management Days
  • Ensure you have access to Mobility Tool+ through your EU LogIn account
  • Register details of your project and its participants in Mobility Tool+
  • Maintain all relevant information and documents for reporting and sharing
  • Carry out activities as stated in your application form and notify Léargas of any changes
  • Maintain contact with Léargas throughout the project
    Notify Léargas immediately of cases of force majeure
  • Share and promote your project throughout its lifecycle

  • Know the reporting deadline(s) as stated in your contract
  • Download the relevant report form from Mobility Tool+
  • Ensure all project activity is reflected in the report
  • Upload any relevant annexes
  • Submit online before the deadline

  • Download the Erasmus+ logo and guidelines for use; Erasmus+ should be properly credited for all activities funded by the programme
  • Use social media to share the activities and outcomes of your project
  • Use existing networks to share learning with colleagues and fellow professionals
  • Share your articles, case studies and experiences through social media or publications
  • Contribute to the Léargas blog
  • Present information at topic-related conferences and meetings, including the Léargas Forum

Key Action 3 (KA3)

  • Make sure you have an up-to-date EU Login: you need this to apply online. (If you’re not sure what an EU Login is, check here.)
  • Use the ONLINE application form; the European Commission has provided these guidelines to help you fill out the form.
  • Attend a Youth Application Workshop: you’ll find the schedule on our calendar.
  • Complete the form in detail making sure you address the award criteria
  • Assemble and upload all annexes required for the application (Declaration of Honour, mandate for each partner, Timetable of activities)
  • Submit your Application Form online before the deadline

  • Read, sign and stamp your contracts before returning them to Léargas
  • Attend Project Management Days
  • Ensure you have access to Mobility Tool+ via an ECAS account
  • Register details of your project and its participants in Mobility Tool+
  • Maintain all relevant information and documents for reporting and sharing
  • Carry out activities as stated in your application form and notify Léargas of any changes
  • Maintain contact with Léargas throughout the project
  • Notify Léargas immediately of cases of force majeure
  • Share and promote your project throughout its lifecycle

  • Know the reporting deadline(s) as stated in your contract
  • Download the relevant report form via Mobility Tool+
  • Ensure all project activity is reflected in the report
  • Upload any relevant annexes
  • Submit online before the deadline

  • Download the Erasmus+ logo and guidelines for use; Erasmus+ should be properly credited for all activities funded by the programme
  • Use social media to share the activities and outcomes of your project
  • Use existing networks to share learning with colleagues and fellow professionals
  • Share your articles, case studies and experiences through social media or publications
  • Contribute to the Léargas blog
  • Present information at topic-related conferences and meetings, including the Léargas Forum

Values 4 Inclusion 18 Jan 2018, Dublin. This inspiration morning will create a space to reflect on the important values in your youth organisations and projects. Register now! bit.ly/2C5lQcL

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Youth worker? 🙋‍♂🙋‍♀ Find out how you could benefit from the #ErasmusPlus programme ➡ ec.europa.eu/programmes/era… Retweeted by Leargas

Youthquake - def. "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people" - is the @OxfordWords #WordOfTheYear 2017! Find out more: en.oxforddictionaries.com/word-of-the-ye… Retweeted by Leargas

Read this #EuropeanYouth Portal article by Gabija to find out why she recommends #EuropeanVoluntaryService to other #youngpeople and what she is doing in Ireland with @ywigalway! goo.gl/wiL9A6 @Eurodesk @Leargas Retweeted by Leargas

Good work on impact assessment of #erasmusplus projects going on... and more to come in the new year! twitter.com/Leargas_Charis…

TIE - Tackle Inclusion with eTwinning. 01 - 03 Feb 2018, Dublin. A bilateral seminar for eTwinning beginners from Ireland and the UK on the theme of Inclusion in Education. Apply by 31 December. For more info and to apply bit.ly/2zX6Lt7

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We're about to launch #YouthWiki - your one stop shop for all info about what is being done for #youth in European countries and through different policies. 📍Tune in LIVE now to hear about its useful features: webcast.ec.europa.eu/working-meetin… Retweeted by Leargas

@Education_Ire @NAPD_IE @astiunion @ETBIreland Check our article on #erasmusplus in this year's @edmatters yearbook: p251. Includes news about school exchange partnerships available in next year's deadline. twitter.com/edmatters/stat…

All the best to @edmatters on the launch of their yearbook this evening! Read our article on #erasmusplus, celebrating 30 years and looking forward to new school exchange partnership opportunities!

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Erasmus+ KA1 VET Application Workshop, Dublin December 12. This application Workshop for Vocational Education & Training is for organisations intending to apply for Erasmus+ KA102 VET Learner and Staff Mobility Projects under the 01 February 2018 deadline. bit.ly/2B1Z2tQ

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'Like a Boss' aims to support CEOs and senior youth work staff to integrate international youth work opportunities into their organisational plans and strategies. The event also aims to develop leadership and dialogue skills. For more information visit: trainings.salto-youth.net/6994

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Erasmus+ KA1 VET Application Workshop, Dublin December 12. This application Workshop for Vocational Education & Training is for organisations intending to apply for Erasmus+ KA102 VET Learner and Staff Mobility Projects under the 01 February 2018 deadline. bit.ly/2B1Z2tQ

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Erasmus+ KA1 VET Application Workshop, Dublin December 12. This application Workshop for Vocational Education & Training is for organisations intending to apply for Erasmus+ KA102 VET Learner and Staff Mobility Projects under the 01 February 2018 deadline. bit.ly/2B1Z2tQ

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Working with young people in or after imprisonment? There's still time to apply for this upcoming #ErasmusPlus training: trainings.salto-youth.net/6980

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'Like a Boss' aims to support CEOs and senior youth work staff to integrate international youth work opportunities into their organisational plans and strategies. The event also aims to develop leadership and dialogue skills. For more information visit: trainings.salto-youth.net/6994

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TIE - Tackle Inclusion with eTwinning. 01 - 03 Feb 2018, Dublin. A bilateral seminar for eTwinning beginners from Ireland and the UK on the theme of Inclusion in Education. Apply by 31 December. For more info and to apply bit.ly/2zX6Lt7

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We made a video introducing our school as part of our @EUErasmusPlus programme. Loads of the boys were involved check it out here. drimnaghcastleprimary.ie/erasmus Retweeted by Leargas

Have your say on the new EU Youth Strategy at the latest #YoungVoices event from @NYCInews funded by #ErasmusPlus. Tue 12 December, Aungier St Dublin, 10.30-3.30. Register at bit.ly/2BRShfz twitter.com/nycinews/statu…

Deadline for #IAESTE Ireland applications extended to 11 December 2017! 3rd level tech students can get paid, relevant work experience abroad leargas.ie/programmes/iae… twitter.com/IAESTE_Ireland…

Thanks for having us from @Leargas at #ylab2017 ! Lots of thought provoking workshops and conversations had Retweeted by Leargas

Are you interested in developing 'Remembrance' projects with #Europe4Citizens. Don't miss this upcoming workshop! twitter.com/EU4Citizens/st…

Want to know how vocational education and training helps people transform their skills? Watch our video and be inspired by their #success stories! #DiscoverYourTalent #EUVocationalSkills Retweeted by Leargas

Congrats to @inchicorecfe students heading off on their #erasmusplus placements in Sweden, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands! Best of luck all!

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Do you know youth workers supporting young people in or after imprisonment? Let them know about this upcoming #ErasmusPlus training! The deadline to apply is 10 December: trainings.salto-youth.net/6980

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Spending an average 5.2 months abroad, students comprised of 61% women and 39% men in the academic year 2015/16. Learn more: ec.europa.eu/programmes/era… #ErasmusPlus Retweeted by Leargas

Happy #InternationalVolunteerDay! Read this lovely #EVS testimony from Robin from Germany who is currently volunteering with @ywigalway - goo.gl/pgdTaS @Eurodesk @Leargas @EurodeskIreland @EuropeanYouthEU Retweeted by Leargas

#eTwinning can help with this as part of the #ErasmusPlus programme by offering a safe online platform for projects in different languages. Online partnerships with other European schools help improve students' their foreign language skills. @RichardbrutonTD twitter.com/RichardbrutonT… Retweeted by Leargas

Are you curious about #EdGateway and #ErasmusPlus Programme? Then join our Online Seminar to learn more on Thursday 7 December at 5 pm CET. Find out the details at #eTwinning Live: goo.gl/mfuDRQ Retweeted by Leargas

Check out the newly published article on Aistear written by our #eTwinning ambassadors Amy Coffey @AmyCofRos and Annie Asgard! You can find it on the School Education Gateway website: bit.ly/SíoltaAistear! #EdGateway @eu_schoolnet Retweeted by Leargas

Today is International #Volunteer Day! 1. Volunteers live longer and are healthier. 2. Volunteering establishes strong relationships. 3. Volunteering is good for society. 4. Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose. 5. Volunteering is good for your career. Retweeted by Leargas

Language Strategy & JC: Increase the no. of students sitting 2 languages at JC by 25%; Develop a range of short courses in languages for JC; Implement the newly developed JC short course in Lithuanian #jcreform education.ie/en/Press-Event… Retweeted by Leargas

Happy #InternationalVolunteerDay to all the inspirational volunteers and organisations we're privileged to work with through @EUErasmusPlus & #EuropeanSolidarityCorps! Want to get involved too? Visit our website: bit.ly/2nsIFon #VolunteersActFirst #IVD2017

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Happy #International Volunteer Day! #EUSolidarityCorps turns 1 this Thursday- have you registered for opportunities? Learn more: europa.eu/youth/solidari… #VolunteersActFirst #IVD2017 Retweeted by Leargas

Tomorrow we celebrate International Volunteer Day. When lives are at stake, #VolunteersActFirst to provide much-needed relief. Retweeted by Leargas

Did you know that over 1 million people in Ireland volunteer? Chances are you pass a volunteer on the street quite often! #IVD2017 Retweeted by Leargas

Teamwork, collaboration and technology just another typical @Bridge21Learn classroom lesson in action. #Vandragümnaasuum @TrinityAccess21 @Leargas @EUErasmusPlus Retweeted by Leargas

Great to see the European Day of Languages #coeEDL2017 mentioned in #LanguagesConnect Ireland's Strategy for Foreign Languages in Education which was launched yesterday @ECMLCELV @Leargas education.ie/en/Schools-Col… Retweeted by Leargas

Observing classroom group work this morning #Vändra Gümnaasium using elements of the @Bridge21Learn learning activity plan. @EUErasmusPlus @Leargas @tfasteurope twitter.com/djbyrne80/stat… Retweeted by Leargas

"We are living through a time when volunteering and active citizenship are needed more than ever before." President Michael D. Higgins, 5 December 2012 #InternationalVolunteerDay Retweeted by Leargas

#EUSolidarityCorps will soon celebrate its 1st anniversary! On #InternationalVolunteerDay learn more about this new EU initiative providing opportunities for young people to volunteer (& work) in projects that benefit communities and people around Europe: europa.eu/solidarity-cor… Retweeted by Leargas

Tomorrow, 5 December, is International Volunteer Day. #InternationalVolunteerDay Retweeted by Leargas

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On #InternationalVolunteerDay a big thank you to the 40,000 amazing volunteers that support 380,000 young people nationwide each year in the #youth sector! youtu.be/eYfyC4TZp0k @voluntireland #YouthWorkChangesLives Retweeted by Leargas

Are you working with young people in or after imprisonment? Explore how non-formal methods can support the emotional dimension of the young people you are working with in this upcoming #ErasmusPlus training. Apply by 10 December: trainings.salto-youth.net/6980

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You can read the #Leargas submission to the Languages Strategy at bit.ly/2iL6tCp twitter.com/RichardbrutonT…

Great to see targets for #ErasmusPlus participation and teacher mobility in Ireland's Foreign Languages Strategy #LanguagesConnect launched today @EUErasmusPlus @Leargas_etwinn bit.ly/2ByprQi

Work abroad, experience new cultures, discover yourself with #IAESTE! Deadline 11 December; iaeste.ie for application info youtu.be/2_CRaZilZ5o @IAESTE_Ireland

The closing date to apply for this Youth/VET Social Entrepreneurship Forum is today! To apply visit: trainings.salto-youth.net/6928

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Today is the final day to apply for this upcoming #ErasmusPlus training opportunity. Apply today at: bit.ly/2AZMDqy

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There's still time to apply for the 'Strategies for Digital Youth Work' seminar in Finland. Explore how your youth work organisation can benefit from digital media and technology. Apply for this #ErasmusPlus seminar by 03 Dec: bit.ly/2AZMDqy

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Are you working with young people in or after imprisonment? Explore how non-formal methods can support the emotional dimension of the young people you are working with during this upcoming #ErasmusPlus training in Latvia in February. Apply by 10 December: trainings.salto-youth.net/6980

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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, December 15th, 2017 at 8:10am
Values 4 Inclusion 18 Jan 2018, Dublin. This inspiration morning will create a space to reflect on the important values in your youth organisations and projects. It will take time to share what Erasmus+ offers and time to explore how the Erasmus + can support you to embed a stronger values based approach in your work. Register now as places are limited. http://bit.ly/2C5lQcL
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Léargas shared Heavy Man Films's video.Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at 1:17am
Check out this great video of Galway Community Circus going urban and showing what #ErasmusPlus is all about!
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Heavy Man Films
When you bring circus, parkour, street art and beatboxing together. Galway Community Circus goes urban. We had a great time filming. Thanks to all involved!
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LéargasWednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 8:45am
TIE - Tackle Inclusion with eTwinning. 01 - 03 Feb 2018, Dublin. A bilateral seminar for eTwinning beginners from Ireland and the UK on the theme of Inclusion in Education. Apply by 31 December. For more info and to apply http://bit.ly/2zX6Lt7
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Léargas shared Galway Technical Institute's post.Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 11:47pm
Good #erasmusplus prep going on in GTI!
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LéargasSaturday, December 9th, 2017 at 10:10pm
'Like a Boss' aims to support CEOs and senior youth work staff to integrate international youth work opportunities into their organisational plans and strategies. The event also aims to develop leadership and dialogue skills. For more information visit: http://trainings.salto-youth.net/6994