Erasmus+


Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020. This programme supports three main types of actions which are, learning mobilities, cooperation for innovation and good practices, and support for policy reform.

 

The Programme funds opportunities for cooperation and mobility with Partner Countries, notably in the fields of higher education and youth. Erasmus provides an opportunity to Europeans coming from different sectors interested in engaging in different forms of education and training to gain understanding and develop personally and professionally in order to contribute to the development of the European society as a whole.

 

Eligible projects and exchanges can vary widely with the aim of contributing to the enhancement of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship between organisations, businesses, local and regional authorities and NGOs. This programme also assists master degree students in financing their studies.

 

Erasmus+ supports activities aiming at developing the European dimension in sport, by promoting cooperation between bodies responsible for sports. The Programme promotes the creation and development of European networks, providing opportunities for cooperation among stakeholders and the exchange and transfer of knowledge and know-how in different areas relating to sport and physical activity.

 

The Erasmus+ is managed by the European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA) responsible of supporting individuals with funding under various educational programmes provided by the European Commission.

 

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Open Calls

 

Key Action 1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals

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Description of Call

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Mobility project for young people and youth workers

Under this Action, 2 types of projects are supported:
  1. Mobility projects that can compromise of Youth exchanges and/or youth workers activities. Youth Exchanges allow groups of young people from different countries to meet and live together for up to 21 days, whereby the participants jointly carry out an activity programme that may include a mix of workshops, exercises, debates, role-plays, simulations, outdoor activities. The Mobility of Youth Workers supports the professional development of youth workers in the form of a) participation of youth workers in seminars, training courses, contact-making events, study visits; b) a job shadowing/observation period abroad in an organisation active in the youth field.

  2. Mobility projects than can compromise of one or more volunteering activities. The volunteering projects allows young people (between 1 and 40 youths)  aged 17-30 to express their personal commitment through unpaid and full-time voluntary service for up to 12 months in another country within or outside the European Union.

Informal group of young people (youth exchanges) & legal entities

February 15, 2018
April 26, 2018
October 4, 2018

Mobility Project For Higher Education Students and Staff

Under this funding strand, two types of mobility projects are supported; either a study period abroad at a higher education institution or a traineeship (work placement) abroad in an enterprise or any other relevant workplace. Both of the mobility projects mentioned above, have to be conducted / incorporated either during the student’s degree period (either bachelors or masters) or up to one year after the termination of the degree.

Higher education awarded an Erasmus Charter
NGOs
Public/Private organisation active in labour market or in the education, training and youth fields

February 1, 2018
April 26, 2018
October 4, 2018

Mobility Project for VET Learners and Staff Mobility

Learners’ mobility - This Activity is open to both apprentices and students in vocational training schools. These learners undertake a vocational training placement in another country. Learners are hosted either at a workplace or at a VET school (with periods of work-based learning in an enterprise or other relevant organisation). Each mobility Activity is set within a quality framework previously agreed upon by the sending and receiving organisations to ensure a high level of quality for the Activity, including a “Learning Agreement”.

Staff mobility may be either an assignment to teach at a partner VET school abroad or staff training.

Public/Private organisation for vocational and educational training.

February 1, 2018

Mobility Project for School Education Staff

This funding strand provides an opportunity for those working within a school environment with opportunities for teaching practice and further professional training abroad. This can take place either as:
A teaching assignment: this Activity allows teachers or other school education staff to teach at a partner school abroad.
Staff training: this Activity supports the professional development of teachers, principals, Heads of school or other school education staff in the form of: a) participation in structured courses or training events abroad; b) a job shadowing/observation period abroad in a partner school or another relevant organisation active in the field of school education.

Schools;
Public/Private Organisation.

February 1, 2018

Mobility Project for Adult Education Staff 

Under this funding strand, two types of mobility projects are supported:
- Staff Teaching Assignment abroad at another European public or private education organization dealing with adult education. This type of mobility project allows applicants to spend a small amount of time teaching in foreign organization.
- Staff Training abroad in a public or private organization that can provide training in the sectors/areas identified by the applicant organization.

Private/ public organisation active in adult education, labour market or in the fields of training, education and youth.

February 1, 2018

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMDs) are international study programmes delivered by a consortium of higher education institutions (HEIs) from different countries and where relevant other partners with specific expertise and interest in the study programme.  
EMJMDs aim to:
• Foster excellence, innovation, and internationalisation in HEIs
• Boost the attractiveness of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and support the EU's external action in the field of higher education
• Improve the level of competences and skills of Master graduates and their employability.

A participating organisation can be any public or private organisation established in a Programme Country or in a Partner Country that contributes directly and actively to the delivery of the EMJMD.

February 15, 2018

 

     

Key Action 2 - Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices

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Description of Call

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Call for Proposals:  Sector Skills Alliances

Sector Skills Alliances aim at tackling skills gaps with regard to one or more occupational profiles in a specific sector. A particular focus will be given to digital skills and the transition to a circular and greener economy.
Lot 1 - Sector Skills Alliances for skills needs identification will work at sectoral level in order to provide clear and detailed evidence of what the needs and gaps are.
Lot 2 - Sector Skills Alliances for design and delivery of VET will work to design and deliver common training content for vocational programmes for one or several related profession/s in a sector, as well as teaching and training methodologies.
Lot 3 - Sector Skills Alliances for implementing a new strategic approach (“Blueprint”) to sectoral cooperation on skills will develop a sector skills strategy.

public or private organisations established in an Erasmus+ Programme Country

February 28, 2018

Call for proposals: Capacity building in the field of higher education

The projects aim to encourage cooperation between the EU and Partner Countries and support eligible Partner Countries in addressing challenges in the management and governance of their higher education institutions.

There are 2 types of capacity-building projects:
• Joint projects: aimed at organisations to help improve curriculums, governance, and the strengthening of relations between higher education systems.
• Structural projects: aimed at promoting reforms in higher education systems, modernising policies, governance and strengthening relations between higher education systems and the wider economic and social environment.

Capacity-building projects can be:
• National projects involving institutions from only one eligible Partner Country
• Multi-country projects within one single region, involving at least two countries from this region
• Multi-country projects involving more than one region and involving at least one country from each region concerned.

Organisations that can apply include:

- an HEI
- an association or organisation of HEIs
- a legally recognized national or international rector, teacher or student organisation (only for structural projects)

February 8, 2018

Strategic partnerships in the field of youth

Capacity building projects are transnational cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of youth in Programme and Partner Countries involved in the fields of education and training as well as from other socio- economic sectors.
This action aims to:
- foster cooperation and exchanges in the field of youth;
- improve the quality and recognition of youth work, non formal learning and volunteering;
- foster the development, testing and launching of schemes and programmes of non formal learning mobility at regional level;
- promote transnational non- formal learning mobility

Some of the activities are:
- promote strategic cooperation between youth organisation and public authorities;
- promote the cooperation between youth organisations and organisation in the education and training fields;
- enhance the management, governance, innovation capacity and internationalisation of youth organisations;
- launch, test and implement youth work practices such as tools and methods for the socio professional development of youth workers and trainers.

Non profit organisation, association, NGO; national Youth Council; public body at local, regional or national level.

February 15, 2018

Strategic partnerships in the field of education and training

Strategic partnerships aims to support the development, transfer and/ or implementation of innovative practices and the implementation of joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experiences at European level.

The projects may be of 2 types:
- Strategic partnership supporting innovation whereby projects are expected to develop innovative outputs and engage into intensive dissemination and exploitation activities of existing and newly produced products or innovative ideas.
- Strategic partnerships supporting exchange of good practices whereby the main goal is to allow organisations to develop and reinforce networks, increase their capacity to operate at transnational level, share and confront ideas. In addition, some specific Strategic Partnership formats may be realised under this type of partnerships:
 
1. School exchange partnerships: mobility opportunities for pupils and staff to help the participating schools develop as organisations and increase their ability to work in international projects
2. Transnational youth initiatives: fostering social commitment and entrepreneurial spirit of young people.

public or private organisation

March 21, 2018

Knowledge Alliance

Knowledge alliances are transnational, structured and result driven projects notably between higher education and business and are open to any discipline, sector and to cross sectoral cooperation. They aim at strengthening Europe’s innovation capacity and at fostering innovation in higher education business and the broader socio-economic environment.

 They intend to achieve one or more of the following aims: 
-Develop new, innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning;
- Stimulate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills of higher education teaching staff and company staff;
 - Facilitate the exchange, flow and co creation of knowledge.
The main activities are:
- Boosting innovation in higher education, business and in the broader socio-economic environment;
- Developing entrepreneurial mind set and skills;
- Stimulating the flow and exchange of knowledge between higher education and enterprises.

public or private organisation

February 28, 2018

 

 

 

 

Key Action 3 - Support for Policy Reform

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants

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Support for Policy Reform: Joint Qualifications in Vocational Education and Training

The overall objectives are to increase the employability of young people and to contribute to the development of a highly skilled, qualified and mobile workforce from which companies should also benefit and to support joint developments in VET in Europe and strengthen overall its quality, relevance and attractiveness. The specific objective of the call is to support the preparation or setting up of joint VET qualifications including at higher level or the improvement of such existing qualifications.

Activities must start between 1 September 2018 and 1 November 2018. The duration of the projects is 24 months. Beneficiaries should undertake the two main activities:

1. Design or improve a joint qualification in VET, aimed at responding to concrete skill needs in the countries with mandatory partners;

2. Set up new sustainable cooperation structures to ensure transparency, comparability, appropriate quality assurance systems and mutual recognition of qualifications, whilst making existing engagement more systematic and targeted.

VET, Enterprises (chamber of industry, trade and crafts professional organisations)

January 31, 2018

Meetings between young people and decision-makers in the field of youth

This action promotes the active participation of young participants in democratic life and fosters debates.

A project may consist of one or more of the below activities:
- National meetings and transnational seminars that offer space for information, debate and active participation of young people on issues which are relevant to Structured Dialogue or to the EU Youth Strategy;
- Events that promotes debates and information on youth policy themes linked to the activities organised during the European Youth Week;
- Consultations of young people, with a view to find out their needs on matters related to the participation in democratic life;
- Meetings and seminars, information events and debates between young people and decision makers/ youth experts around the theme of participation in democratic life;
- Events simulating the functioning of the democratic institutions and the roles of decision makers.

A participating organisation can be a non profit organisation, association, NGO; a European Youth NGO; a public body at local or regional level

February 15, 2018
April 26, 2018
October 4, 2018

Support for policy reform - Initiatives for policy innovation

European policy experimentations are transnational cooperation projects and involve mutual learning, exchanges of experience and good practice, evidence building and cooperation among European countries.                                                                                                       The objectives of this call are to:
-  Promote trans-national cooperation and mutual learning ;
- Enhance the collection and analysis of substantive evidence ;
-  Facilitate the transferability and scalability of effective innovative measures.                                                                                                   Proposals submitted under the call should tackle only one of the following priority themes:
- Promoting social inclusion and shared EU values;
- Mainstreaming and further developing multilingual pedagogies in school education and supporting teachers and their training to deal with diversity in classrooms;
- Digital assessment;
- VET teachers and trainers;
- Implementation of Upskilling Pathways for adults without an upper secondary qualification or equivalent;
- Policies and incentives to support innovative teaching and pedagogical training in higher education, including through open and digital education

Public authorities, Public or private organisations responsible for education and training at the highest level or  linked to.

April 10, 2018

 

 

 

 

Jean Monnet Activities

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Description of Call

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Jean Monnet Modules

These modules are a short teaching course (40 hours) in the field of EU studies at a higher education institution. Teaching hours are taken to include direct contact hours in the context of group lectures, seminars, tutorials.

The aims are to:
- Promote research and first teaching experience  for young researchers, scholars and practitioners in EU issues;
- Forster the publication and dissemination of the results of academic research;
- Create interest in the EU and constitute the basis for future poles of European Knowledge;
- Foster the introduction of a EU angle into mainly non EU related issues;
- Deliver tailor-made courses on specific EU issues relevant for graduates in their professional life.

A higher education Institution 

February 22, 2018

Jean Monnet Chairs

A  Jean Monnet Chair is a teaching post with a specialisation in EU studies for university professors for a duration of 3 years (minimum of 90 teaching hours per academic year and must be held by only one professor).The main activities are deepen teaching in EU studies and provide in depth teaching on EU matters for future professionals in fields which are in increasing demand on the labour market.

Additional activities may be:
- Provide teaching/ lectures to students from another department to better prepare them for their future professional skills;
- Encourage, advise, and mentor the younger generation of teachers and researches in the EU studies subjects areas;
- Conduct, monitor, and supervise research on EU subjects for educational levels;
- Organise activities targeting to policy makers at local, regional and national level and to civil society.                                                                                                                                                                                          

A higher education Institution 

February 22, 2018

Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence

A Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence gathers the expertise and competences of high level experts and aims at developing synergies between various disciplines and resources in European studies and creating joint transnational activities and structural links with academic institutions in other countries.

A Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence must develop a strategic 3 year annual plan including a wide range of activities such as:
-   Organising and coordinating human and documentary resources related to EU Studies;
- Leading research activities in specific EU subjects ( research function);
- Developing content and tools on EU subjects to update and complement the current course and curricula( teaching function);
- Enhancing the debate and exchange of experiences about the EU (think-tank function);
- Systematic publication of the results of research activities.

A higher education Institution 

February 22, 2018

Jean Monnet Support to Associations

Jean Monnet supports associations that have as their explicit purpose to contribute to the study of European integration process. These associations should be representative of the academic community in European Union studies issues related to the relevant country or region. Some of the activities are
 - Organise and carry out statutory activities of association dealing with European Union studies and European issues such as publication of newsletter, setting up of a dedicated website, organisation of annual board meetings etc.
- Perform research in the field of specific European Union issues in order to advise local, regional, national and European policy makers and disseminate the outcomes among the institutions involved in these issues such as the EU institutions as well as the wider public.

Any association of professors and researchers specialising in European Union Studies

February 22, 2018

Jean Monnet networks ( Policy debate with the academic world)

Jean Monnet Networks fosters the creation and development of consortia of international players in the area of European Union studies. They contribute to the gathering of information, exchange of best practice, building knowledge and promoting the European Integration process across the world.

These projects will be based on unilateral proposals, focused on activities that cannot be achieved successfully at a national level and require the involvement of a minimum of 3 partner institutions ( including the applicant institution)  
Over the lifetime of the project, network may realise the below activities:
- Gathering and promotion information and results on methodologies applied to high level research and teaching on EU studies;
- Enhancing cooperation between different higher education institutions and other relevant bodies throughout Europe and around the world;
- Exchanging knowledge and expertise with a view to mutually enhancing good practices;
- Fostering cooperation and creating a high knowledge exchange platform with public actors and the European Commission services on highly relevant EU subjects.

A higher education Institution  or other organisation active in the European Integration area

February 22, 2018

Jean Monnet Projects ( Policy Debate with the Academic World)

Jean Monnet Projects supports innovation, cross fertilisation and the spread of European Union content. These projects will be based on unilateral proposals- although the proposed activities may involve other partners - and may last between 12 to 24 months.

Innovation projects will explore new angles and different methodologies in view of making the European Union subjects more attractive.
Some activities are developing and testing newly design methodologies, content and tools on specific European Union topics and creating virtual classrooms on specific subject areas.
Cross fertilisation projects will promote discussion and reflection on European Union issues and enhance knowledge about the Union and its process with the aim to boost EU knowledge in specific context. Some key activities are support the creation of EU studies and joint develop content.

Spread context projects will mainly concern the information and dissemination activities. Some of the activities are the support of information and dissemination activities for staff of public administration and organise conferences, roundtables in relevant EU issues.

A higher education institution or other organisations active in the European Union subject area, established in any country of the world.

February 22, 2018

       

Sports

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Description of Call

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Collaborative Partnerships

Collaborative Partnerships should promote the creation and development of European networks in the field of sports.  They are innovative projects aimed to:
- Encourage participation in sports and physical activity;
- Promote education in and through sports with special focus on skills developments and on EU guidelines Dual Careers of Athletes;
- Promote voluntary activity in sports;
- Combat doping and match fixing;
- Improve good governance in sports;
- Combat violence and tackle racism and
- encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sports
Some of the broad range of activities are as per below:
- networking amongst stakeholders;
- development, identification, promotion and  sharing of good practices;
- activities to increase the competence of multipliers in the field of sports;
- awareness raining activities on the added value of sports and physical activity;
- Conference, seminars, meetings, events and awareness raising actions underpinning the aforementioned activities.

A non-profit organisation or public body with its affiliated entities (if any) active in the field of sports established in the Programme Country or in any Partner Country of the world.

April 5, 2018

Small Collaborative Partnerships

Small Collaborative Partnerships will allow the organisations to develop and reinforce networks, increase their capacity to operate at transnational level, exchange good practices, and confront ideas and methods in different areas relating to sports and physical activity. Some of the projects aims are to encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sports; promote European traditional sports and games; and promote education in and through sports with special focus on skills developments.
Small Collaborative Partnerships foster synergy with and between local, regional, national and international policies to promote sport and physical activity and to address sports related challenges.

Some of the activities eligible under this strand are:
- Networking amongst stakeholders;
- Promotion, identification and sharing of good practices;
- Awareness raising activities on the added value of sports and physical activity;
- Activities to improve the evidence base of sport to tackle societal and economic challenges;
- Conferences, seminars, meetings, events and awareness raising actions underpinning the aforementioned activities.

A non-profit organisation or public body with its affiliated entities (if any) active in the field of sports established in the Programme Country or in any Partner Country of the world.

April 5, 2018

Not-for profit European Sports Events

This action aimed to support: volunteering in sports; social inclusion through sports; gender equality in sport; health enhancing physical activity; implementation of the European Week of Sports. In addition, financial support is provided for the organisation of European wide sport events organised in one Programme Country and national events organised simultaneously in several Programme Countries by not for profit Organizations or public bodies active in the field of sports.
It is expected that from these events there will be an increase in:
- awareness as regards the role of sports in promoting social inclusion, equal opportunities and health enhancing physical activity;
- Participation in sport, physical activity and voluntary activity.

Some of the following activities will be supported under this Action:
- Organisation of educational activities for athletes, coaches, organisers and volunteers in the run up of the event;
- Organisation of the event;
- Organisation of side activities to the sporting event.

A non-profit organisation or public body with its affiliated entities (if any) active in the field of sports established in the Programme Country or in any Partner Country of the world.

April 5, 2018