Education, Training, Youth & Sport

Please note that programme details for the 2021-2027 framework are forthcoming and the information below relates to programmes from the 2014-2020 framework; however, there may currently be open funding calls for this programme.

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Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport for the years 2014 to 2020. It provides funding and support for organisations to operate projects consistent with its objectives and which encourage European exchange, co-operation and learning. Funding of almost €170 million has been allocated to Ireland for the duration of the programme. 


 All sectors of formal, informal and non-formal education can apply for funding. Structurally, Erasmus+ is divided into three ‘Key Actions’ describing the kind of project activities possible. 


Areas covered: 


  • Youth and youth workers, including issues such as increasing the quality of youth work and the capacity of youth workers; social inclusion and preventing marginalisation; employability and entrepreneurship; active citizenship, volunteering and democratic participation; support for refugees and migrants and intercultural dialogue; and exchanges of both young people and youth workers.  

  • Adult education and training including issues such as improving quality learning for low-skilled adults, particularly literacy, numeracy and digital skills; the validation of skills acquired through non-formal learning; and implementing innovative ICT approaches into adult education.  

  • Professional development of staff, capacity building, and training. 

  • Sport projects to promote sport integrity, good governance in sport, social inclusion, equal opportunities, and health-enhancing physical activity. 

Want to find out more? 

See the Erasmus+ website or contact Léargas, the National Agency in Ireland for the programme. Léargas have produced this very handy guide to getting started with Erasmus+. 

Current Funding

No current open funds

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