What is Erasmus+?
Erasmus+ is the European Union's programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport.
- supports the European Pillar of Social Rights
- implements the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027
- develops the European dimension in sport
- Reducing unemployment, especially among young people
- Promote adult education, in particular in the new skills and abilities required by the labour market
- Encourage young people to participate in democratic life in Europe
- Support innovation, collaboration and reform
- Reducing early school leaving
- Promote cooperation and mobility with EU partner countries
What are Erasmus + Key Action 1 (KA1) learning mobilities?
Students, teachers and all staff members in charge of school education in primary schools, secondary schools and higher education (also Vocational Education and Training, schools for Adult Education and Youth) can apply for funding to run mobility projects in order to offer training and/or teaching opportunities to staff and learners.
Compared to the previous Erasmus+ programme, running from 2013 to 2020, the European Parliament has tripled the funds for the current Erasmus+ programme, to allow more people to participate. One of the next generation of the Erasmus+ programme is for more young people to participate in the various learning mobility programmes, with measures to remove all economic, social and cultural barriers.
Who can participate?
High school and vocational training centre students may participate from the first year of the course until 12 months after obtaining the diploma or qualification. The activities can be carried out for periods of a minimum of 2 weeks and a maximum of 12 months.
There are two activities covered by the programme:
- Periods of study abroad in institutions comparable to the home institution
- Internship period abroad in companies operating in the field of the student's study path
During periods of mobility the student acquires both technical-professional skills specific to the course of study and transversal skills.
Depending on the course of study, the student will improve the operation of the profession they intend to undertake, learning procedures and best practices to excel and make a difference both during the school period and at the end of their studies, thus facilitating their entry into the world of work. Experience abroad is a fundamental requirement to increase professional value and broaden job prospects.
Students will learn to be autonomous and self-manage themselves abroad, improving their communication skills in the following languages English.
The program fully funds the student's mobility by covering travel, individual support (board, lodging and local transport during the mobility based on the cost of living in the destination country and the days of stay), special needs and accompanying persons (if adequately motivated), organisational support (expenses for insurance coverage, monitoring of participants, their selection and pedagogical, intercultural and linguistic preparation, validation of learning outcomes, dissemination activities), exceptional costs if adequately motivated.
Teaching and non-teaching staff of schools of all levels (from kindergarten to high school, both public and private), vocational training centres and training centres for adults may participate. The activities can be carried out for periods of a minimum of 2 days and a maximum of 2 months.
School staff can take part in activities of:
- Job shadowing: offers school staff an opportunity to spend a period abroad in an educational organisation of all levels and levels.
- Training: support the professional development of staff working in the school sector.
- Teaching at other European institutions: this activity enables school staff to teach or provide training to a partner organisation abroad.
The programme finances the mobility of teachers and school staff, covering in full the costs of travel, individual support (board, lodging and local transport during the mobility based on the cost of living in the destination country and the days of stay), special needs and accompanying persons (if adequately motivated), organisational support (expenses for insurance coverage, monitoring of participants, their selection and pedagogical, intercultural and linguistic preparation, validation of learning outcomes, dissemination activities), possible course fees, exceptional costs if adequately motivated.