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

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants

Deadline

Large Scale EVS Events

EVS allows young people to express their personal commitment through unpaid and full-time voluntary service, with various organisations working on diverse issues. Allowing young people aged 17-30 to express their personal commitment through unpaid and full-time voluntary service. Volunteers are given the opportunity to contribute to the run-up of the activities and initiatives organised in the framework of a European/international event.

A large scale project may include a minimum of 30 individuals, who are willing to do their volunteering on an individual or group basis. Beneficiaries must be between 17 and 30 years of age. The duration of EVS is of 2 to 12 months, however exceptions may be made for youth with fewer opportunities.

Entities applying for an EVS must possess the necessary EVS accreditation.

NGOs
Local Councils
SMEs

April 5, 2017

Youth Exchanges

Youth Exchanges allow groups of youth from at least two different countries to meet and live together for up to 21 days. During the exchange, participants and group leaders implement an educational programme full of non-formal activities.

Young people participating can be 13 – 30 years old, The group size should range from 16 to 60 participants from all partners, with at least a minimum of 4 participants from each participating organisation.

Each national group must have at least 1 group leader, who is to be over 18 years old.

NGOs
Local Councils
SMEs
Informal Group of Youth

April 26, 2017

European Voluntary Service

EVS allows young people to express their personal commitment through unpaid and full-time voluntary service, with various organisations working on diverse issues.

A project may include 1 to 30 individuals, who are willing to do their volunteering on an individual or group basis. Beneficiaries must be between 17 and 30 years of age. The duration of EVS is of 2 to 12 months, however exceptions may be made for youth with fewer opportunities.

Entities applying for an EVS must possess the necessary EVS accreditation.

NGOs
Local Councils
SMEs
Informal Group of Youth

April 26, 2017

Mobility of Youth Workers

This activity supports the professional development of youth workers, through the implementation of activities, such as training, networking events and job shadowing.

The maximum amount of participants should be 50 youth workers. There are no age limits.

The duration of the activity should range from 2 days to 2 months, and the event/s should take place in the country of a participating partner.

NGOs
Local Councils
SMEs
Informal Group of Youth

April 26, 2017

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, 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, 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, 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, 2018

       
       

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

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants

Deadline

Strategic Partnerships in the Fields of Adult Education, VET, School and Higher Education

The objective of this strand is to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices at organisational, local, regional, national or European levels.  Some of the key aims of this strand include the enhancement of professional development of those working or active in the educational, training and youth fields by innovating and increasing the quality and range of initial and continuing training; and by fostering equity and inclusion in education, training and youth. Duration is between 24 and 36 months.

NGOs
Local Councils
Trade Unions
SMEs

March 29, 2017

Strategic Partnerships in the field of youth

The objective of this strand is to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices at organisational, local, regional, national or European levels.  Some of the key aims of this strand include the enhancement of professional development of those working or active in the educational, training and youth fields by innovating and increasing the quality and range of initial and continuing training; and by fostering equity and inclusion in education, training and youth. Duration is between 6 and 36 months.

NGOs
Local Councils
Trade Unions
SMEs

April 26, 2017

Sector Skills Alliances

Sector Skills Alliances are transnational projects drawing on evidence of trends in a specific economic sector and skills needed in order to perform in one or more professional fields. Sector Skills Alliances will work to design and deliver joint vocational training programmes and teaching and training methodologies. A particular focus is to be put on work-based learning, providing learners with the skills required by the labour market. Sector Skills Alliances also put the EU wide recognition tools into practice.

NGOs

May 2, 2017

       
       

Key Action 3 - Support for Policy Reform

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants

Deadline

Structured Dialogue: Meeting between Young People and Decision-Makers in the Field of Youth

This Action promotes the active participation of young people in democratic life and fosters debate around topics centred on the themes and priorities set by the Structured Dialogue and the renewed political framework in the youth field. Structured Dialogue is the name used for discussions between young people and youth policy-makers in order to obtain results which are useful for policy-making. The debate is structured around priorities and timing and foresees events where young people discuss the agreed themes among themselves and with policy-makers, youth experts and representatives of public authorities in charge of youth.

NGOs
Local Councils
Trade Unions

April 26, 2017

Social Inclusion through Education Training and Youth

This call for proposals will support transnational cooperation projects in the fields of education, training and youth. The call comprises two lots, one for education and training (Lot 1) and one for youth (Lot 2). Projects submitted under this call under both lots should aim at:

1. Disseminating and/or scaling up good practices on inclusive learning initiated in particular at local level.

2. Developing and implementing innovative methods and practices to foster inclusive education and/or youth environments in specific contexts.

The minimum partnership composition requirement for this call is 4 organisations from 4 different programme countries.

Local or international, public or private legal entities

May 22, 2016

       
       

Erasmus+ Sport

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants

Deadline

Collaborative Partnerships

Collaborative Partnerships offer the opportunity to develop, transfer, and/or implement innovative practices in different areas relating to sport and physical activity between various organisations and actors in and outside sport, including in particular public authorities at European, national, regional and local levels, sport organisations, sport-related organisations and educational bodies. Collaborative Partnerships are, in particular, innovative projects aimed to:

• combat doping at grassroots level, notably in recreational environments such as amateur sport and fitness,
• support prevention and raise awareness among stakeholders involved in the fight against match-fixing,
• support prevention, educational and innovative approaches to tackle violence, racism and intolerance in sport,
• support the implementation of EU policy documents in the field of sport and other relevant policy areas such as recommendations, guidelines, policy strategies, etc. (e.g. EU Physical Activity Guidelines, EU Guidelines on Dual Careers of Athletes, Principles on good governance in sport, etc.).

NGOs & Public body in the field of sport

April 6, 2017

Small Collaborative Partnership

Small Collaborative Partnerships will allow organisations to develop and reinforce networks, increase their capacity to operate at transnational level, exchange good practices, confront ideas and methods in different areas relating to sport and physical activity. Selected projects may also produce tangible outputs and are expected to disseminate the results of their activities, although in a way that is proportional to the aim and scope of the project. Small Collaborative partnerships involve various organisations including in particular public authorities at local, regional and national levels, sport organisations, sport-related organisations and educational bodies. Small Collaborative Partnerships will in particular aim at ensuring the continuity of Preparatory actions 2013 and are, in particular, projects aimed to:

• Encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport;
• Promote European traditional sports and games;
• Support the mobility of volunteers, coaches, managers and staff of non-profit sport organisations;
• Protect athletes, especially the youngest, from health and safety hazards by improving training and competition conditions;
• Promote education in and through sport with special focus on skills development.

NGOs & Public body in the field of sport

April 6, 2017

Not-For-Profit European Sport Events

This Action is aimed to support volunteering in sport, social inclusion through sport, gender equality in sport; health-enhancing physical activity, and implementation of the European Week of Sport. The Commission, through its Executive Agency, will carry out one selection round over the year. Within the not-for-profit European sport events, the indicative allocation for different categories will be as follows:

• approximately 30% for events to implement the European Week of Sport;
• approximately 70% for events not linked to the European Week of Sport (e.g. relating to volunteering in sport, social inclusion through sport, gender equality in sport, health-enhancing physical activity).

Eligible activities include European-wide sport events organised in one country where participants to from at least 12 different Programme Countries are involved; or sport events organised simultaneously in several Programme Countries involving participants to the events from at least 12 different Programme Countries. The latter condition is fulfilled as long as these participants are involved in the sum of events in total.

NGOs & Public body in the field of sport

April 6, 2017