Education, Training & Youth
 

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.

Click here for open calls / current deadlines.

 

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

Erasmus+: #BeInclusive Breaking Barriers Sport Award


Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport and the #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of sport organisations working with refugees, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and with youth and other groups with fewer opportunities. This call rewards projects that show resilience, giving examples of how to overcome obstacles to participation. Deadline: 21 October 2021, 17:00 Brussels time Application Link Overview

The new Erasmus+ programme integrates diversity and inclusion as a horizontal priority and a dedicated framework of inclusion measures will be developed. Moreover, combating violence, racism, discrimination and intolerance remains a specific priority in sport. The #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards emphasizes exemplary initiatives from the sport field as part of the implementation of the new Erasmus+ framework of inclusion measures, and fosters the links between sport and other sectors.

The #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards 2021 aim to reward the best projects that have successfully supported social inclusion through sport. Projects can include disadvantaged, marginalized or underprivileged groups such as individuals with difficult social, economic or educational backgrounds, people with a disability, health problems, or cultural differences such as migrants, refugees, people belonging to ethnic minorities or suffering geographical barriers, etc. Besides rewarding specific organisations, the award of prizes will also give visibility and support the dissemination of innovative ideas, initiatives and best practices throughout Europe.

Activities that can be funded

The #BeInclusive Breaking Barriers Sport Award will reward projects that show resilience, giving examples of how to overcome obstacles to participation.

Activities must comply with the highest ethical standards and the applicable EU, international and national law on ethical principles. Moreover, they must respect basic EU values (such as respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and human rights, including the rights of minorities).

Eligibility This competition is open to any organisation or public authority (individuals are not eligible) which has successfully developed a sport project aimed at social inclusion, carried out in the EU Member States or third countries associated to the programme. The projects will not necessarily be transnational projects nor will necessarily be EU-supported. Funding The winner and the finalists (ranked 2nd and 3rd) will be awarded to inspire other organisations and individuals around Europe. They will all be announced and showcased at the award ceremony and will receive their prizes. The winner will receive EUR 10 000 and the two finalists (ranked 2nd and 3rd) will receive EUR 2 500 each. The prize money will be paid to the prize winners after the award ceremony, provided all the requested documents have been submitted. In case of a group of winners, the payment will be made to the lead applicant. Application Details Full application details and application link:   #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards Rules of Contest Application Link




Erasmus+: #BeInclusive Celebrating Diversity Sport Award


Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport and the #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of sport organisations working with refugees, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and with youth and other groups with fewer opportunities. This call rewards projects that show tolerance, giving positive examples of different people and groups working together or emphasizing the benefits of understanding each other. Deadline: 21 October 2021, 17:00 Brussels time Application Link Overview

The new Erasmus+ programme integrates diversity and inclusion as a horizontal priority and a dedicated framework of inclusion measures will be developed. Moreover, combating violence, racism, discrimination and intolerance remains a specific priority in sport. The #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards emphasizes exemplary initiatives from the sport field as part of the implementation of the new Erasmus+ framework of inclusion measures, and fosters the links between sport and other sectors.

The #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards 2021 aim to reward the best projects that have successfully supported social inclusion through sport. Projects can include disadvantaged, marginalized or underprivileged groups such as individuals with difficult social, economic or educational backgrounds, people with a disability, health problems, or cultural differences such as migrants, refugees, people belonging to ethnic minorities or suffering geographical barriers, etc. Besides rewarding specific organisations, the award of prizes will also give visibility and support the dissemination of innovative ideas, initiatives and best practices throughout Europe.

Activities that can be funded

The #BeInclusive Celebrating Diversity Sport Award rewards projects that show tolerance, giving positive examples of different people and groups working together or emphasizing the benefits of understanding each other.

Activities must comply with the highest ethical standards and the applicable EU, international and national law on ethical principles. Moreover, they must respect basic EU values (such as respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and human rights, including the rights of minorities).

Eligibility This competition is open to any organisation or public authority (individuals are not eligible) which has successfully developed a sport project aimed at social inclusion, carried out in the EU Member States or third countries associated to the programme. The projects will not necessarily be transnational projects nor will necessarily be EU-supported. Funding The winner and the finalists (ranked 2nd and 3rd) will be awarded to inspire other organisations and individuals around Europe. They will all be announced and showcased at the award ceremony and will receive their prizes. The winner will receive EUR 10 000 and the two finalists (ranked 2nd and 3rd) will receive EUR 2 500 each. The prize money will be paid to the prize winners after the award ceremony, provided all the requested documents have been submitted. In case of a group of winners, the payment will be made to the lead applicant. Application Details Full application details and application link:   #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards Rules of Contest Application Link




Erasmus+: #BeInclusive Inspiring Change Sport Award


Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport and the #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of sport organisations working with refugees, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and with youth and other groups with fewer opportunities. This call rewards projects that show inspiration, giving positive examples of empowerment and role models from groups with fewer opportunities that step up and lead change. Deadline: 21 October 2021, 17:00 Brussels time Application Link Overview

The new Erasmus+ programme integrates diversity and inclusion as a horizontal priority and a dedicated framework of inclusion measures will be developed. Moreover, combating violence, racism, discrimination and intolerance remains a specific priority in sport. The #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards emphasizes exemplary initiatives from the sport field as part of the implementation of the new Erasmus+ framework of inclusion measures, and fosters the links between sport and other sectors.

The #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards 2021 aim to reward the best projects that have successfully supported social inclusion through sport. Projects can include disadvantaged, marginalized or underprivileged groups such as individuals with difficult social, economic or educational backgrounds, people with a disability, health problems, or cultural differences such as migrants, refugees, people belonging to ethnic minorities or suffering geographical barriers, etc. Besides rewarding specific organisations, the award of prizes will also give visibility and support the dissemination of innovative ideas, initiatives and best practices throughout Europe.

Activities that can be funded

The #BeInclusive Inspiring Change Sport Award will reward projects that show inspiration, giving positive examples of empowerment and role models from groups with fewer opportunities that step up and lead change.

Activities must comply with the highest ethical standards and the applicable EU, international and national law on ethical principles. Moreover, they must respect basic EU values (such as respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and human rights, including the rights of minorities).

Eligibility This competition is open to any organisation or public authority (individuals are not eligible) which has successfully developed a sport project aimed at social inclusion, carried out in the EU Member States or third countries associated to the programme. The projects will not necessarily be transnational projects nor will necessarily be EU-supported. Funding The winner and the finalists (ranked 2nd and 3rd) will be awarded to inspire other organisations and individuals around Europe. They will all be announced and showcased at the award ceremony and will receive their prizes. The winner will receive EUR 10 000 and the two finalists (ranked 2nd and 3rd) will receive EUR 2 500 each. The prize money will be paid to the prize winners after the award ceremony, provided all the requested documents have been submitted. In case of a group of winners, the payment will be made to the lead applicant. Application Details Full application details and application link:   #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards Rules of Contest Application Link




Erasmus+: Small-scale Partnerships in Adult Education


Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027.  

This call enables participating organisations to gain experience in international cooperation and to strengthen their capacities.

Deadline: 3 November 2021, 12:00 Brussels time Application Link Overview

The objectives of Small-scale Partnerships are to attract and widen access for newcomers, less experienced organisations and small-scale actors to the Erasmus+ programme. These partnerships should act as a first step for organisations into cooperation at European level. They should also support the inclusion of target groups with fewer opportunities, support active European citizenship and bring the European dimension to the local level.

In addition, Small-scale Partnerships should aim to:

  • Increase quality in the work and practices of the organisations and institutions involved, opening up to new actors not naturally included within one sector
  • Build capacity of organisations to work transnationally and across sectors
  • Address common needs and priorities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport
  • Enable transformation and change (at individual, organisational or sectoral level), leading to improvements, in proportion to the context of each organisation

Priorities

Small-scale Partnerships in Adult Education must address either an Erasmus+ programme horizontal priority or a field-specific priority:

Horizontal Priorities:

  • Inclusion and diversity in all fields of education, training, youth and sport
  • Environment and fight against climate change
  • Addressing digital transformation through development of digital readiness, resilience and capacity
  • Common values, civic engagement and participation

Adult Education Priorities

  • Improving the availability of high quality learning opportunities for adults
  • Creating upskilling pathways, improving accessibility and increasing take-up of adult education
  • Improving the competences of educators and other adult education staff
  • Enhancing quality assurance in adult education
  • Developing forward-looking learning centres
  • Promoting Erasmus+ among all citizens and generations

Activities

Over the lifetime of a project, organisations may typically carry out a broad range of activities. Organisations have the flexibility to choose the best combination that contributes to reaching the project’s objectives in relation to its scope and in proportion to the capacities of the

partnership. Activities can include:

  • Project management: activities that are necessary to ensure the adequate planning, implementation and follow-up of the projects, including smooth and efficient collaboration between project partners. In this phase, activities typically include organisational and administrative tasks, virtual meetings among partners, preparation of communication materials, preparation and follow-up of participants taking part in activities, etc.
  • Implementation activities: can include networking events, meetings, working sessions to exchange practices and to develop results. These activities may also involve the participation of staff and learners (provided that their participation contributes to the achievement of project objectives).
  • Sharing and promotion activities: organisation of conferences, sessions, events aimed at sharing, explaining and promoting the results of the project, whether they are in the form of tangible results, conclusions, good practices or any other form
Who Can Submit an Application? Any public or private organisation in a Programme Country (see section "Eligible Countries" in Part A of the   Erasmus+ Programme Guide). Project applicants must be a legal entity – no sole traders.

Who Can Participate?

Minimum 2 organisations from 2 different Programme Countries (Note: Partner Countries and the UK are not eligible to participate in Small-scale Partnerships). There is no maximum number of participating organisations in one partnership.

Venue of the Activities

All activities must take part in the countries of those organisations participating or seat of an Institution of the EU.

Project Duration From 6 to 24 months. Budget The funding model consists of a menu of two possible lump sums, corresponding to the total grant amount for the project. Applicants will choose between the two pre-defined amounts according to the activities they want to undertake and the results they want to achieve. These lump sum amounts are €30,000 or €60,000. This applies to the whole partnership and the whole duration of the project. Application Details Full application details and application link:   Erasmus Plus Programme Guide Application Link For application assistance, please contact Denise Shannon from Léargas at dshannon@leargas.ie




Erasmus+: Small-scale Partnerships in Vocational Education and Training


Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027.  

This call enables participating organisations to gain experience in international cooperation and to strengthen their capacities.

Deadline: 3 November 2021, 12:00 Brussels time Application Link Overview

The objectives of Small-scale Partnerships are to attract and widen access for newcomers, less experienced organisations and small-scale actors to the Erasmus+ programme. These partnerships should act as a first step for organisations into cooperation at European level. They should also support the inclusion of target groups with fewer opportunities, support active European citizenship and bring the European dimension to the local level.

In addition, Small-scale Partnerships should aim to:

  • Increase quality in the work and practices of the organisations and institutions involved, opening up to new actors not naturally included within one sector
  • Build capacity of organisations to work transnationally and across sectors
  • Address common needs and priorities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport
  • Enable transformation and change (at individual, organisational or sectoral level), leading to improvements, in proportion to the context of each organisation

Priorities

Small-scale Partnerships in Vocational Education and Training must address either an Erasmus+ programme horizontal priority or a field-specific priority:

Horizontal Priorities:

  • Inclusion and diversity in all fields of education, training, youth and sport
  • Environment and fight against climate change
  • Addressing digital transformation through development of digital readiness, resilience and capacity
  • Common values, civic engagement and participation

Vocational Education and Training Priorities

  • Adapting vocational education and training to labour market needs
  • Increasing the flexibility of opportunities in vocational education and training
  • Contributing to innovation in vocational education and training
  • Increasing attractiveness of VET
  • Improving quality assurance in vocational education and training
  • Creation and implementation of internationalisation strategies for VET providers

Activities

Over the lifetime of a project, organisations may typically carry out a broad range of activities. Organisations have the flexibility to choose the best combination that contributes to reaching the project’s objectives in relation to its scope and in proportion to the capacities of the

partnership. Activities can include:

  • Project management: activities that are necessary to ensure the adequate planning, implementation and follow-up of the projects, including smooth and efficient collaboration between project partners. In this phase, activities typically include organisational and administrative tasks, virtual meetings among partners, preparation of communication materials, preparation and follow-up of participants taking part in activities, etc.
  • Implementation activities: can include networking events, meetings, working sessions to exchange practices and to develop results. These activities may also involve the participation of staff and learners (provided that their participation contributes to the achievement of project objectives).
  • Sharing and promotion activities: organisation of conferences, sessions, events aimed at sharing, explaining and promoting the results of the project, whether they are in the form of tangible results, conclusions, good practices or any other form
Who Can Submit an Application? Any public or private organisation in a Programme Country (see section "Eligible Countries" in Part A of the   Erasmus+ Programme Guide). Project applicants must be a legal entity – no sole traders.

Who Can Participate?

Minimum 2 organisations from 2 different Programme Countries (Note: Partner Countries and the UK are not eligible to participate in Small-scale Partnerships). There is no maximum number of participating organisations in one partnership.

Venue of the Activities

All activities must take part in the countries of those organisations participating or seat of an Institution of the EU.

Project Duration From 6 to 24 months. Budget The funding model consists of a menu of two possible lump sums, corresponding to the total grant amount for the project. Applicants will choose between the two pre-defined amounts according to the activities they want to undertake and the results they want to achieve. These lump sum amounts are €30,000 or €60,000. This applies to the whole partnership and the whole duration of the project. Application Details Full application details and application link:   Erasmus Plus Programme Guide Application Link For application assistance, please contact Siobhan Wallace from Léargas at swallace@leargas.ie




Erasmus+: Small-scale Partnerships in Youth


Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027.  

This call enables participating organisations to gain experience in international cooperation and to strengthen their capacities.

Deadline: 3 November 2021, 12:00 Brussels time Application Link Overview

The objectives of Small-scale Partnerships are to attract and widen access for newcomers, less experienced organisations and small-scale actors to the Erasmus+ programme. These partnerships should act as a first step for organisations into cooperation at European level. They should also support the inclusion of target groups with fewer opportunities, support active European citizenship and bring the European dimension to the local level.

In addition, Small-scale Partnerships should aim to:

  • Increase quality in the work and practices of the organisations and institutions involved, opening up to new actors not naturally included within one sector
  • Build capacity of organisations to work transnationally and across sectors
  • Address common needs and priorities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport
  • Enable transformation and change (at individual, organisational or sectoral level), leading to improvements, in proportion to the context of each organisation

Priorities

Small-scale Partnerships in Youth must address either an Erasmus+ programme horizontal priority or a field-specific priority:

Horizontal Priorities:

  • Inclusion and diversity in all fields of education, training, youth and sport
  • Environment and fight against climate change
  • Addressing digital transformation through development of digital readiness, resilience and capacity
  • Common values, civic engagement and participation

Youth Priorities

  • Promoting active citizenship, young people’s sense of initiative and youth entrepreneurship including social entrepreneurship
  • Increasing quality, innovation and recognition of youth
  • Strengthening the employability of young people
  • Reinforcing links between policy, research and practice

Activities

Over the lifetime of a project, organisations may typically carry out a broad range of activities. Organisations have the flexibility to choose the best combination that contributes to reaching the project’s objectives in relation to its scope and in proportion to the capacities of the

partnership. Activities can include:

  • Project management: activities that are necessary to ensure the adequate planning, implementation and follow-up of the projects, including smooth and efficient collaboration between project partners. In this phase, activities typically include organisational and administrative tasks, virtual meetings among partners, preparation of communication materials, preparation and follow-up of participants taking part in activities, etc.
  • Implementation activities: can include networking events, meetings, working sessions to exchange practices and to develop results. These activities may also involve the participation of staff and learners (provided that their participation contributes to the achievement of project objectives).
  • Sharing and promotion activities: organisation of conferences, sessions, events aimed at sharing, explaining and promoting the results of the project, whether they are in the form of tangible results, conclusions, good practices or any other form
Who Can Submit an Application? Any public or private organisation in a Programme Country (see section "Eligible Countries" in Part A of the   Erasmus+ Programme Guide). Project applicants must be a legal entity – no sole traders.

Who Can Participate?

Minimum 2 organisations from 2 different Programme Countries (Note: Partner Countries and the UK are not eligible to participate in Small-scale Partnerships). There is no maximum number of participating organisations in one partnership.

Venue of the Activities

All activities must take part in the countries of those organisations participating or seat of an Institution of the EU.

Project Duration From 6 to 24 months. Budget The funding model consists of a menu of two possible lump sums, corresponding to the total grant amount for the project. Applicants will choose between the two pre-defined amounts according to the activities they want to undertake and the results they want to achieve. These lump sum amounts are €30,000 or €60,000. This applies to the whole partnership and the whole duration of the project. Application Details Full application details and application link:   Erasmus Plus Programme Guide Application Link For application assistance, please contact Denise Shannon from Léargas at dshannon@leargas.ie




Erasmus+: Cooperation partnerships in Adult Education


Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027.

This action enables participating organisations to gain experience in international cooperation and to strengthen their capacities, but also to produce high-quality innovative deliverables.

Deadline: 3 November 2021, 12:00 Brussels time Application Link Overview

The primary goal of Cooperation Partnerships is to allow organisations to increase the quality and relevance of their activities, to develop and reinforce their networks of partners, to increase their capacity to operate jointly at transnational level, boosting internationalisation of their activities and through exchanging or developing new practices and methods as well as sharing and confronting ideas.

They aim to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices as well as the implementation of joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experience at European level. Results should be re-usable, transferable, up-scalable and, if possible, have a strong transdisciplinary dimension. Selected projects will be expected to share the results of their activities at local, regional, national level and transnational level.

Objectives

Cooperation Partnerships aim at:

  • Increasing quality in the work, activities and practices of organisations and institutions involved, opening up to new actors, not naturally included within one sector;
  • Building capacity of organisations to work transnationally and across sectors;
  • Addressing common needs and priorities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport;
  • Enabling transformation and change (at individual, organisational or sectoral level), leading to improvements and new approaches, in proportion to the context of each organisation.

Eligibility

Who can apply?

Any participating organisation established in a Programme Country can be the applicant. This organisation applies on behalf of all participating organisations involved in the project.

Which types of organisations are eligible to participate in the project?

Any public or private organisation, established in a Programme Country or in any Partner Country of the world (see section “Eligible Countries” in Part A of the Guide) can participate in a Cooperation Partnership. Organisations established in Programme Countries can either participate as the coordinator of the project or as a partner organisation. Organisations in Partner Countries cannot participate as project coordinators.

Irrespective of the field impacted by the project, Cooperation Partnerships are open to any type of organisation active in any field of education, training, youth, sport or other socio-economic sectors as well as to organisations carrying out activities that are transversal to different fields (e.g. local, regional and national authorities, recognition and validation centres, chambers of commerce, trade organisations, guidance centres, cultural and sport organisations).

Depending on the priority and the objectives addressed by the project, Cooperation Partnerships should involve the most appropriate and diverse range of partners in order to benefit from their different experiences, profiles and specific expertise and to produce relevant and high quality project results.

Participation of associated partner organisations

Within an Erasmus+ project, these partners will be called “associated partners”. For eligibility and contractual management aspects they are not considered to be project partners, and they do not receive any funding from the Programme as part of the project. However, in order to understand their role within the partnership and have a global picture about the proposal, their involvement in the project and in the different activities needs to be clearly described in the project proposal.

A Cooperation Partnership is a transnational project and involves minimum three organisations from three different Programme Countries.

There is no maximum number of participating organisations in one partnership.

Number and profile of participating organisations

All participating organisations must be identified at the time of applying for a grant.

As a general rule, Cooperation Partnerships target the cooperation between organisations established in Programme Countries. However, organisations from Partner Countries can be involved as partners (not as applicants), if their participation brings an essential added value to the project.

The same consortium of partners can submit only one application and to one Agency only per deadline.

Priorities addressed

To be considered for funding, Cooperation Partnerships must address either:

  • at least one horizontal priority and/or
  • at least one specific priority relevant to the field of education, training that is mostly impacted.

All the activities of a Cooperation Partnership must take place in the countries of the organisations participating in the project, either as full or as associated partners.

Venue of the activities


All the activities of a Cooperation Partnership must take place in the countries of the organisations participating in the project, either as full or as associated partners.

In addition, if duly justified in relation to the objectives or implementation of the project:

  • Activities can also take place at the seat of an Institution of the European Union, even if in the project there are no participating organisations from the country that hosts the Institution.
  • Activities involving sharing and promotion of results can also take place at relevant thematic transnational events/conferences in Programme or Partner Countries.
<h6 class="font_6"> Duration of project</h6>

Between 12 and 36 months.

The duration has to be chosen at application stage, based on the objectives of the project and on the type of activities planned over time.

The duration of a Cooperation Partnership may be extended, upon justified request by the beneficiary and with the agreement of the National or Executive Agency, provided that the total duration does not exceed 36 months. In such a case, the total grant will not change.

Eligible learning, teaching and training activities

The partnership may organise learning, teaching and training activities for staff, youth workers, learners and young people in order to support project implementation and the achievement of the project objectives.

The learning, teaching and training activities can take any form relevant for the project and may involve more than one type of participants, individually or as a group. The format, purpose and the type and number of participants in the proposed activities will be described and justified as part of the project application.

Eligible participants in learning, teaching and training activities include:

  • teaching and non-teaching staff such as professors, teachers, trainers and other staff working in participating organisations;
  • youth workers;
  • invited teachers and experts from non-participating organisations; - apprentices, VET learners, higher education students, adult learners, and school pupils from participating organisations;
  • young people from countries of the participating organisations;
  • sport staff members such as coaches, managers or instructors; athletes; referees.

Budget

The total project grant is a variable amount, with a minimum of 100 000 EUR and maximum of 400 000 EUR for Cooperation partnerships proposals in the field of education training and youth managed by the Erasmus+ National Agencies.

For Cooperation partnerships proposals in the field of education training and youth submitted by a European NGO, managed by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels the proposed funding model consists of a menu of 3 single lump sums, corresponding to the total grant amount for the project: 120 000 EUR, 250 000 EUR and 400 000 EUR. Applicants will choose between the 3 pre-defined amounts according to the activities they want to undertake and the results they want to achieve.

A model application form is avaiable at: Cooperation partnerships in adult education (KA220-ADU)

For assistance please contact Denise Shannon from Léargas at dshannon@leargas.ie




Erasmus+: Cooperation partnerships in Vocational Education and Training


Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027.

This action enables participating organisations to gain experience in international cooperation and to strengthen their capacities, but also to produce high-quality innovative deliverables.

Deadline: 3 November 2021, 12:00 Brussels time Application Link Overview

The primary goal of Cooperation Partnerships is to allow organisations to increase the quality and relevance of their activities, to develop and reinforce their networks of partners, to increase their capacity to operate jointly at transnational level, boosting internationalisation of their activities and through exchanging or developing new practices and methods as well as sharing and confronting ideas.

They aim to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices as well as the implementation of joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experience at European level. Results should be re-usable, transferable, up-scalable and, if possible, have a strong transdisciplinary dimension. Selected projects will be expected to share the results of their activities at local, regional, national level and transnational level.

Objectives

Cooperation Partnerships aim at:

  • Increasing quality in the work, activities and practices of organisations and institutions involved, opening up to new actors, not naturally included within one sector;
  • Building capacity of organisations to work transnationally and across sectors;
  • Addressing common needs and priorities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport;
  • Enabling transformation and change (at individual, organisational or sectoral level), leading to improvements and new approaches, in proportion to the context of each organisation.

Eligibility

Who can apply?

Any participating organisation established in a Programme Country can be the applicant. This organisation applies on behalf of all participating organisations involved in the project.

Which types of organisations are eligible to participate in the project?

Any public or private organisation, established in a Programme Country or in any Partner Country of the world (see section “Eligible Countries” in Part A of the Guide) can participate in a Cooperation Partnership. Organisations established in Programme Countries can either participate as the coordinator of the project or as a partner organisation. Organisations in Partner Countries cannot participate as project coordinators.

Irrespective of the field impacted by the project, Cooperation Partnerships are open to any type of organisation active in any field of education, training, youth, sport or other socio-economic sectors as well as to organisations carrying out activities that are transversal to different fields (e.g. local, regional and national authorities, recognition and validation centres, chambers of commerce, trade organisations, guidance centres, cultural and sport organisations).

Depending on the priority and the objectives addressed by the project, Cooperation Partnerships should involve the most appropriate and diverse range of partners in order to benefit from their different experiences, profiles and specific expertise and to produce relevant and high quality project results.

Participation of associated partner organisations

Within an Erasmus+ project, these partners will be called “associated partners”. For eligibility and contractual management aspects they are not considered to be project partners, and they do not receive any funding from the Programme as part of the project. However, in order to understand their role within the partnership and have a global picture about the proposal, their involvement in the project and in the different activities needs to be clearly described in the project proposal.

A Cooperation Partnership is a transnational project and involves minimum three organisations from three different Programme Countries.

There is no maximum number of participating organisations in one partnership.

Number and profile of participating organisations

All participating organisations must be identified at the time of applying for a grant.

As a general rule, Cooperation Partnerships target the cooperation between organisations established in Programme Countries. However, organisations from Partner Countries can be involved as partners (not as applicants), if their participation brings an essential added value to the project.

The same consortium of partners can submit only one application and to one Agency only per deadline.

Priorities addressed

To be considered for funding, Cooperation Partnerships must address either:

  • at least one horizontal priority and/or
  • at least one specific priority relevant to the field of education, training that is mostly impacted.

All the activities of a Cooperation Partnership must take place in the countries of the organisations participating in the project, either as full or as associated partners.

Venue of the activities


All the activities of a Cooperation Partnership must take place in the countries of the organisations participating in the project, either as full or as associated partners.

In addition, if duly justified in relation to the objectives or implementation of the project:

  • Activities can also take place at the seat of an Institution of the European Union, even if in the project there are no participating organisations from the country that hosts the Institution.
  • Activities involving sharing and promotion of results can also take place at relevant thematic transnational events/conferences in Programme or Partner Countries.
<h6 class="font_6"> Duration of project</h6>

Between 12 and 36 months.

The duration has to be chosen at application stage, based on the objectives of the project and on the type of activities planned over time.

The duration of a Cooperation Partnership may be extended, upon justified request by the beneficiary and with the agreement of the National or Executive Agency, provided that the total duration does not exceed 36 months. In such a case, the total grant will not change.

Eligible learning, teaching and training activities

The partnership may organise learning, teaching and training activities for staff, youth workers, learners and young people in order to support project implementation and the achievement of the project objectives.

The learning, teaching and training activities can take any form relevant for the project and may involve more than one type of participants, individually or as a group. The format, purpose and the type and number of participants in the proposed activities will be described and justified as part of the project application.

Eligible participants in learning, teaching and training activities include:

  • teaching and non-teaching staff such as professors, teachers, trainers and other staff working in participating organisations;
  • youth workers;
  • invited teachers and experts from non-participating organisations; - apprentices, VET learners, higher education students, adult learners, and school pupils from participating organisations;
  • young people from countries of the participating organisations;
  • sport staff members such as coaches, managers or instructors; athletes; referees.

Budget

The total project grant is a variable amount, with a minimum of 100 000 EUR and maximum of 400 000 EUR for Cooperation partnerships proposals in the field of education training and youth managed by the Erasmus+ National Agencies.

For Cooperation partnerships proposals in the field of education training and youth submitted by a European NGO, managed by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels the proposed funding model consists of a menu of 3 single lump sums, corresponding to the total grant amount for the project: 120 000 EUR, 250 000 EUR and 400 000 EUR. Applicants will choose between the 3 pre-defined amounts according to the activities they want to undertake and the results they want to achieve.

A model application form is avaiable at: Cooperation partnerships in vocational education and training (KA220-VET)

For assistance please contact Denise Shannon from Léargas at dshannon@leargas.ie




Erasmus+: Cooperation partnerships in Youth


Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027.

This action enables participating organisations to gain experience in international cooperation and to strengthen their capacities, but also to produce high-quality innovative deliverables.

Deadline: 3 November 2021, 12:00 Brussels time Application Link Overview

The primary goal of Cooperation Partnerships is to allow organisations to increase the quality and relevance of their activities, to develop and reinforce their networks of partners, to increase their capacity to operate jointly at transnational level, boosting internationalisation of their activities and through exchanging or developing new practices and methods as well as sharing and confronting ideas.

They aim to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices as well as the implementation of joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experience at European level. Results should be re-usable, transferable, up-scalable and, if possible, have a strong transdisciplinary dimension. Selected projects will be expected to share the results of their activities at local, regional, national level and transnational level.

Objectives

Cooperation Partnerships aim at:

  • Increasing quality in the work, activities and practices of organisations and institutions involved, opening up to new actors, not naturally included within one sector;
  • Building capacity of organisations to work transnationally and across sectors;
  • Addressing common needs and priorities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport;
  • Enabling transformation and change (at individual, organisational or sectoral level), leading to improvements and new approaches, in proportion to the context of each organisation.

Eligibility

Who can apply?

Any participating organisation established in a Programme Country can be the applicant. This organisation applies on behalf of all participating organisations involved in the project.

Which types of organisations are eligible to participate in the project?

Any public or private organisation, established in a Programme Country or in any Partner Country of the world (see section “Eligible Countries” in Part A of the Guide) can participate in a Cooperation Partnership. Organisations established in Programme Countries can either participate as the coordinator of the project or as a partner organisation. Organisations in Partner Countries cannot participate as project coordinators.

Irrespective of the field impacted by the project, Cooperation Partnerships are open to any type of organisation active in any field of education, training, youth, sport or other socio-economic sectors as well as to organisations carrying out activities that are transversal to different fields (e.g. local, regional and national authorities, recognition and validation centres, chambers of commerce, trade organisations, guidance centres, cultural and sport organisations).

Depending on the priority and the objectives addressed by the project, Cooperation Partnerships should involve the most appropriate and diverse range of partners in order to benefit from their different experiences, profiles and specific expertise and to produce relevant and high quality project results.

Participation of associated partner organisations

Within an Erasmus+ project, these partners will be called “associated partners”. For eligibility and contractual management aspects they are not considered to be project partners, and they do not receive any funding from the Programme as part of the project. However, in order to understand their role within the partnership and have a global picture about the proposal, their involvement in the project and in the different activities needs to be clearly described in the project proposal.

A Cooperation Partnership is a transnational project and involves minimum three organisations from three different Programme Countries.

There is no maximum number of participating organisations in one partnership.

Number and profile of participating organisations

All participating organisations must be identified at the time of applying for a grant.

As a general rule, Cooperation Partnerships target the cooperation between organisations established in Programme Countries. However, organisations from Partner Countries can be involved as partners (not as applicants), if their participation brings an essential added value to the project.

The same consortium of partners can submit only one application and to one Agency only per deadline.

Priorities addressed

To be considered for funding, Cooperation Partnerships must address either:

  • at least one horizontal priority and/or
  • at least one specific priority relevant to the field of education, training that is mostly impacted.

All the activities of a Cooperation Partnership must take place in the countries of the organisations participating in the project, either as full or as associated partners.

Venue of the activities


All the activities of a Cooperation Partnership must take place in the countries of the organisations participating in the project, either as full or as associated partners.

In addition, if duly justified in relation to the objectives or implementation of the project:

  • Activities can also take place at the seat of an Institution of the European Union, even if in the project there are no participating organisations from the country that hosts the Institution.
  • Activities involving sharing and promotion of results can also take place at relevant thematic transnational events/conferences in Programme or Partner Countries.
<h6 class="font_6"> Duration of project</h6>

Between 12 and 36 months.

The duration has to be chosen at application stage, based on the objectives of the project and on the type of activities planned over time.

The duration of a Cooperation Partnership may be extended, upon justified request by the beneficiary and with the agreement of the National or Executive Agency, provided that the total duration does not exceed 36 months. In such a case, the total grant will not change.

Eligible learning, teaching and training activities

The partnership may organise learning, teaching and training activities for staff, youth workers, learners and young people in order to support project implementation and the achievement of the project objectives.

The learning, teaching and training activities can take any form relevant for the project and may involve more than one type of participants, individually or as a group. The format, purpose and the type and number of participants in the proposed activities will be described and justified as part of the project application.

Eligible participants in learning, teaching and training activities include:

  • teaching and non-teaching staff such as professors, teachers, trainers and other staff working in participating organisations;
  • youth workers;
  • invited teachers and experts from non-participating organisations; - apprentices, VET learners, higher education students, adult learners, and school pupils from participating organisations;
  • young people from countries of the participating organisations;
  • sport staff members such as coaches, managers or instructors; athletes; referees.

Budget

The total project grant is a variable amount, with a minimum of 100 000 EUR and maximum of 400 000 EUR for Cooperation partnerships proposals in the field of education training and youth managed by the Erasmus+ National Agencies.

For Cooperation partnerships proposals in the field of education training and youth submitted by a European NGO, managed by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels the proposed funding model consists of a menu of 3 single lump sums, corresponding to the total grant amount for the project: 120 000 EUR, 250 000 EUR and 400 000 EUR. Applicants will choose between the 3 pre-defined amounts according to the activities they want to undertake and the results they want to achieve.

A model application form is avaiable at: Cooperation partnerships in youth (KA220-YOU)

For assistance please contact Denise Shannon from Léargas at dshannon@leargas.ie