What is Erasmus+?

Erasmus+ is the European Union Programme for education, training, youth and sport.
All schools, pre-primary, primary and secondary are all welcome to join Erasmus+.
Funding is available for staff mobility projects and cross-border partnerships. Whole classes or groups of pupils can visit partner schools, and individual pupils can spend a longer period at a school in another country.

    Erasmus+ is for:

    • Higher Education
    • Adult Education
    • Vocational education and training
    • Youth
    • Schools
    • Sport

    What Erasmus+ can bring to the school

    • Professional development opportunities for teachers and staff
    • Teachers, staff and pupils can get to know another European Country
    • Expand pupils’ horizons, raise their aspirations and boost their life skills
    • Connect with other schools throughout Europe
    • Forge links with businesses, policymakers, youth organisations and other partners in your own country and across Europe

    School Education – Priorities

    • Strengthening the profile/s of the teaching professions
    • Promoting a comprehensive approach to language teaching and learning, building on the increasing linguistic diversity in schools
    • Tackling Early School Leaving and disadvantage
    • Addressing under achievement in basic skills of maths, science and literacy
    • Cultural heritage & Inclusion
    • Building capacity for organisation and recognition of learning periods abroad
    • Enhancing the quality of Early Childhood
      education

    Key Action 1

    Learning Mobility of Individuals

    This Key Action supports mobility projects in the field of education, training and youth. Projects are expected to bring positive and long lasting effects on the participants and the participating organisations and the mobility activities are expected to produce some of the following outcomes:
    • Improved professional competences
    • Greater understanding and responsiveness to social, linguistic and cultural diversity
    • Improved foreign language competences
    • Capacity to trigger changes in terms of modernisation & international opening within their educational organisations
    • Increased ability to address the needs of the disadvantaged

    Key Action 1 Projects aim to…

    Support the professional development of school staff through mobility
    projects that comprise;
    • A professional development project of 1 to 2 year duration that is framed within a European Development plan for the organisation which is aimed at modernising and internationalising their mission
    • The project responds to clearly identified staff development needs
    • It involves appropriate selection, preparation and follow up measures
    • Ensures that the learning outcomes are disseminated and widely used within the organisation