Projects and grants

The Erasmus+ Programme provides opportunities to participate in several types of projects. The Programme includes two Key Actions (KA): Mobility of Individuals (KA1), Cooperation Among Organisations and Institutions (KA2), as well as some centralised activities.

Erasmus+ Priorities (2021–2027)

  • Inclusion and Diversity: including the widest possible range of organisations and individuals in international education
  • Environment: managing projects in a sustainable way, raising awareness of participants
  • Digital Transformation: making blended mobilities possible for all sectors
  • Participation: supporting participants to be active citizens, participating in democratic life and strengthening European identity

It is important to take these new programme priorities into account when planning and realizing all projects.

You can find more information on the priorities in the Programme Guide.

 

Projects run in five fields determined by their target groups – School Education, Youth, Vocational Education and Training, Higher education and Adult Education. Under each tab, you can view all detailed information on projects, calls for proposals and applications relevant for your field. The European Commission has published a Programme Guide and applications for applicants.

 

 

School education

Projects for nursery, primary, secondary schools and other organisations linked to school education. To view a particular field, please click on: Mobility of Individuals and Partnerships for Cooperation.

1. Mobility of Individuals

Supported activities

Staff mobility

  • Teaching assignments provide teachers with opportunities to try teaching at partner schools abroad. The applicant school is in charge of finding a receiving school that offers this traineeship placement.
  • The school selects the courses or training opportunities abroad according to the needs of its own institution and those of individual employees.
  • Job shadowing takes place at partner schools or other relevant organisations linked to school education. The mobility involves observing the methods and processes established at the receiving organisation and trying them out in practice.

Group and individual mobility of pupils

  • Short-term and long-term, pupils study at a hosting school
  • In case of long-term mobility of pupils, a pre-departure seminar will be held in Prague

Hosting experts

  • Schools can invite colleagues or experts from abroad to help them with new methods or teaching.

Hosting students and fresh teacher graduates

  • Schools can host student teachers who wish to take part in a specialised traineeship.

Preparatory visits

  • For instance, school staff may go on a preparatory visit in order to organise longer mobilities or mobilities for pupils with fewer opportunities.

How to submit a project support application?

The application is lodged using an official electronic form, submitted in the country in which the organisation is based. Before submitting an application, you are advised to read the current version of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide carefully. Every organisation that applies for a grant in the Erasmus+ Programme needs to have an OID number. Applicants who took part in Erasmus+ in the past and have already been issued with an OID or PIC number do not have to register again. They can use their number to sign in. The application must be written in one of the official languages of the EU.
 

Where can I find partners or a topic for my project?

You can find some inspiration at one of the international contact seminars organised by the National Agencies Around Europe.

You can also use the eTwinning platform or the School Education Gateway portal, which includes a course catalogue.

 

 

Who may apply for a grant?

  • An accredited organisation

    Accreditation is suitable for organisations that wish to organise traineeships abroad on a regular basis and already have some experience in international cooperation under Erasmus+ or another programme (not a requirement).

    • Accreditation requires emphasis on a strategic approach and quality development in organisations. However, it provides a simpler approach and funding stability.
    • Accreditation is valid for the whole duration of the programme, i.e. until 2027.
    • Accredited organisations can apply for funding every year using a simplified application form.
  • Organisations taking up short-term projects

    Short-term projects are suitable for organisations that only have little or no experience in international cooperation and wish to try out the Erasmus+ Programme, or are not interested in organising regular mobilities.

    • Accredited organisations cannot apply for short-term projects in the same field.
    • Restrictions:
      • The project duration is 6–18 months
      • Up to 3 projects can be executed over a period of 5 years
      • The maximum number of participants is 30

Which institutions can apply?

Institutions listed in the Schools and School Facilities Register at the Ministry of Education Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic:

  • Nursery schools, including special needs nursery schools
  • Primary schools, including special needs primary schools and art schools
  • Secondary schools, grammar schools with all specialisations
  • Language schools authorised to run State Language Skills Exams (only for one-year post-secondary study course that meets the FEP for teaching languages

Other:

  • Consortium coordinators (please see the details below)
  • Educational establishment authority
  • Foreign schools in the Czech Republic authorised to provide compulsory education

Consortium coordinators can be the schools defined above; municipalities, associations of municipalities and regions as education authorities at local and regional levels, and other authorities entitled to set up schools (such as ministries, churches and similar; these must always be legal persons). A consortium coordinator can apply for accreditation only.

The application must include a list of mobility consortium members which, in addition to the coordinator, must state at least one member organisation. Any organisation can become a member of a mobility consortium provided that this organisation meets the eligibility criteria for an accredited mobility project. Consortium members need not have the Erasmus accreditation.

What costs are covered by the grant?

  1. Travel Costs

    Contribution towards travel costs incurred by mobility participants – participants are reimbursed for the cost of travel to the place of educational activity and back.

    Green Travel – if you choose to use a more environmentally friendly means of transport to travel to your destination and it is more expensive, you may apply for a special contribution towards your travel costs that would cover this extra expense.

  2. Organisational Support

    • Contribution towards costs directly related to the implementation of a project – this is a contribution towards activities performed by schools preparing participants, monitoring and providing support to participants during mobilities, follow-up activities and dissemination of achieved outcomes and any other costs needed for implementing mobility projects. Contribution towards individual support and other costs incurred by participants during a mobility activity – the amount is based on the country of destination.
  3. Course fees

    • Contribution towards course fees – this only applies when participants take part in activities that incur course fees; this cost does not arise during other mobilities.
  4. Costs related to the organisation of mobilities for participants with fewer opportunities

    • The request for this contribution must be specified in the application form where the participants calculate the estimated costs at their own discretion. If approved, 100% of real costs can be reimbursed.
  5. Exceptional costs for travel

    • If the flat-rate amount provided per travel distance band under the ‘Travel Costs’ budget item does not cover 70% of real travel costs, the participant can apply for ‘Exceptional Costs for Travel’ in place of Travel Costs. These costs are subsequently paid at 80% of real costs. For more information about this item, please contact the NA staff.

2. Partnerships for Cooperation

These projects enable schools, as well as other organisations whose activities are linked to the school education field, to jointly work on projects with the goal to improve education opportunities in individual European countries, share experiences, deal with the current issues concerning the school sector, develop new methodologies, etc.

What types of partnerships are available?

  • Cooperation Partnerships

    The goal of this type of partnership is to improve the quality of activities performed by participating organisations and increase the capacity of organisations for international collaboration. These types of projects are expected to develop innovative methods and engage in intensive dissemination and exploitation of key outputs that have been produced.

    The duration of the projects is usually between 12 and 36 months, and the project partnership must consist of at least 3 organisations from 3 different Programme Countries.

    The minimum grant is EUR 100 000, the maximum grant is EUR 400 000. It consists of budget items that applicants select according to the extent of their planned project activities and outputs.

  • Small-scale Partnerships

    The goal of this type of partnership is to enable organisations to develop and strengthen international cooperation, share and compare concepts, ideas and methods. With lower grant amounts, shorter project duration and simpler administrative requirements, this type of partnership is more suitable for organisations with a smaller organisational capacity or for newcomers to the programme.

    The duration of the projects is usually between 6 and 24 months, and the project partnership must consist of at least 2 organisations from 2 different Programme Countries.

    Depending on the extent of their planned project activities, applicants can choose between two pre-defined two single lump sums corresponding to the total grant amount for the project – EUR 30 000 or EUR 60 000.

In both types of partnerships, the coordinating organisation is responsible for the administration and financial control of the projects.

How to submit a project support application?

  • An application can only be submitted using an official electronic form – in the Opportunities – School Education section, with the following steps:
    • Small-scale partnerships in school education - KA210-SCH
    • Cooperation partnerships in school education  - KA220-SCH
  • After clicking on ‘Apply’ and signing in to an EU Login account, the application form will open. When re-signing into the account, participants must click on the ‘APPLICATIONS/My Applications’ tab, where they can find their draft applications.
  • Before submitting an application, remember to read carefully the current version of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide and register your organisation on the Erasmus+ Programme and European Solidarity Corps portals, if you have not already done so.
  • The filled-in application is sent electronically by clicking on the ‘Submit’ button before the deadline set for application submissions. The application must be written in one of the official languages of the EU.

Where can I find partners or a topic for my project?

Partner organisations can be found on the eTwinning and School Education Gateway platforms. You can also attend international seminars organised by National Agencies all over Europe. Get inspired on the Erasmus+ Project Results Dissemination Platform.

Who may apply for a grant?

Applications can be submitted by organisations active in the field of school education, such as schools, training institutions, faculties of education, organisations providing further training and education for educational staff, education authorities, pedagogical-psychological counselling centres, school inspectorates, non-profit organisations linked to school education, organisations active in the labour market, interest groups, etc.

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Call 2021 Deadlines

  • Mobility of Individuals (KA1)
    • Mobility of Individuals: May 18, 12 AM
    • Erasmus+ Accreditation : October 19, 12 AM
  • Partnerships for Cooperation (KA2)
    • Collaborative partnerships except partnerships submitted by European NGOs: May 21, 12 AM
    • Small-scale partnerships: May 21 12 AM and November 3, 12:00 AM

Accreditation of Organisations

One of the new features introduced in the new Erasmus+ Programme is accreditation of organisations. Erasmus+ accreditation is aimed at schools and organisations providing adult education, vocational education and training, school education and youth, intending to participate in international mobility projects provided by the future programme.

 

Programme Guide and Application Forms

The European Commission has published a Programme Guide and applications for applicants.

What’s new in the current Programme Period (2021–2027)

  • Individual mobility of pupils
  • Nový typ malého partnerství v projektech spolupráce (KA2). Cílem této akce je rozšířit přístup k programu pro malé subjekty a jednotlivce 
    A new type of small-scale partnerships (KA2). This action means to extend access to the Erasmus+ to smaller subjects and individuals
  • European Innovative Teaching Award
  • Unification of project outputs platforms

Youth

Projects in the field of informal learning are designed for public and private organisations or informal groups. To view a particular field, please click on: Mobility of Individuals and Partnerships for Cooperation.

1. Mobility of Individuals

Supported activities

  • Mobility Projects for Young People ‘Youth Exchanges’

    Youth Exchanges is an international project open to all young people. Thanks to this activity, two or more groups can meet and work on a topic of their interest, and in doing so meet new people, gain interesting experiences, and learn something new. 

    General Rules:

    • At least two organisations or informal groups, i.e. the applicant and a partner, must participate in the project 
    • The duration of the project is 3–24 months 
    • The activity can be 5–21 days long 
    • Activities must take place in the country (or several countries in case of itinerant activities) from which the applicant or partner participating in the project come from.
    • Participants must be aged between 13 and 30; group leaders and facilitators must be at least 18 years old 
    • Number of participants: 16–60, in cases where only young people with fewer opportunities take part in an activity, the minimum number of participants is 10
    • Each group must have at least one group leader; maximum one facilitator per activity
  • Mobility Projects for Youth Workers

    Projects designed for youth workers’ mobility provide opportunities to organise international activities in the field of professional development (training, seminars, study visits, networking and building communities). Organisations can thus improve in working with young people, exchange experience and good practice, continue or enhance partnerships and prepare joint projects. 

    General Rules:

    • At least two organisations or informal groups, i.e. the applicant and a partner, must always participate in the project 
      • The duration of the project is 3–24 months 
    • The activity can be from two days to two months long, excluding the days spent on the journey 
    • Activities must take place in the country (or several countries in case of itinerant activities) from which the applicant or partner participating in the project come from.
    • The number of participants must not exceed 50 (except for supervisors and facilitators)
    • There is no age limit for participants 
  • Youth Participation Activities

    An opportunity for young people to engage in civic life at local and transnational levels through different physical events – simulations, meetings with decision-makers, awareness raising campaigns. ​ In these projects, young people can directly interact with public officers and can thus have a real impact on making changes in a particular area. This action supports the use of alternative, innovative, smart and digital forms of youth participation.

    General Rules

    • The project can be either national (the application includes the applicant only), or international (involving at least 2 organisations from different countries)
    • The duration of the project is 3 to 24 months
    • The project is for young people aged between 13 and 30, people with decision-making authority, a coach for informal groups
    • Applications must include 3 mandatory annexes (a declaration of honour, a timetable for all activities and a daily timetable for all mobilities)

What other forms of participation are there?

Accreditation

Accreditation is intended for public or private organisations that wish to organise international mobilities on a regular basis and that have been active in the field of youth work for at least two years​. There is no requirement to have previously participated in the Erasmus+ Programme. 

  • Accreditation places emphasis on a long-term strategic approach and quality development in organisations – however, it provides a simpler approach and funding stability
  • Validity of the accreditation – the entire duration of the programme, i.e. until 2027 
  • Accredited organisations can submit a simple budget request only once a year 
  • An online form for an accreditation application

Useful documents: 

Erasmus Accreditation in the Field of Youth – Rules of Application (EN) 

Erasmus Accreditation in the Feld of Youth - Quality Standards (EN) 

Erasmus Accreditation in the Field of Youth – Guidelines for Assessment – Erasmus Accreditation Youth (EN) 

How to submit a project support application?

  1. Before submitting an application, you are advised to read carefully the current version of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide. You will find all the rules and criteria for individual activities in the Guide. 

  2.  

    When you register, you will be issued with a unique registration number (OID). You will need this number when filling in an application for funding. If you have previously registered in the Participant Portal (URF), you do not need to register again. Your PIC number will be automatically converted into an OID number. 

  3. Select the right online application form for the chosen activity and relevant deadline. Applications are usually available 2–3 months before the relevant round. Work out the travel distance band in the application using a calculator.

  4. Remember to attach the mandatory annexes to the application form: a current declaration of honour signed by a rightful legal representative and an activity table (a separate table for each activity, including preparatory visits). You can attach copies of mandates with all project partners to the application. 

  5. Follow the instructions on how to fill in the application. We recommend that you keep safe the ID number of the application for your later reference. 

  6. Send the application before 12:00 on the day the submission of applications is due. If you have any technical problems sending an application, preferably take a screen shot where you can see the current time and Form ID, and contact the NA.

  7. After you send the application (approx. within two weeks after the deadline), you will receive a registration email with a project number. Make sure you keep this email safe. 

Where can I find partners or a topic for my project?

One of the tools developed and hosted by the SALTO-Youth centres is Otlas – a centralised online tool used for finding partners to run projects with, intended for organisations active in the field of youth. Organisations can register their contact details and areas of interest in Otlas, and enter their offers of partnerships to run projects. 

Applicants can find inspiration in a database of completed projects, i.e. a platform promoting dissemination of Erasmus+ Programme outputs.

 Who can apply for a grant?

A grouping of Programme Countries or neighbouring Partner Countries that are: 

  • Non-governmental organisations 
  • Non-governmental organisations at European level 
  • Social enterprises 
  • A local, regional, national public body 
  • An informal group of young people (a group of at least four young people – the content part of the application form must include the names of all four members of the group. You can find more information on informal groups in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide)
  • An association of regions 
  • A regional, national public body 
  • A European grouping of territorial cooperation 
  • A profit-making organisation active in corporate social responsibility 

(the last three named use a different mode of funding – see the Guide

Which countries can participate in the programme? 

Partner organisations in mobility projects can be from the following countries: 

  • Programme Countries 
    – EU member states (27 countries) 
    – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia, North Macedonia, Turkey 
  • Partner Countries
    • Western Balkans, Eastern Europe and Caucasus, Southern Mediterranean countries, Russia

What costs are covered by the grant for Youth Exchanges and Youth Worker projects?

  1. Organisational support – a contribution towards the costs directly associated with project implementation

  2. Travel Costs

    • Contribution towards travel costs incurred by mobility participants – the amount is based on the travel distance between the place of the sending organisation and the activity venue, and covers the travel costs incurred by participants for the journey to the activity venue and back. In case of itinerant activities, distances are added up.
    • Green Travel – if you choose to use a more environmentally friendly means of transport to travel to your destination that is not covered by a unit contribution, you may apply for an extra contribution, Green Travel. 
  3. Individual support

    • Contribution towards individual support and other costs incurred by participants during a mobility activity – the amount is based on the country of destination
  4. Preparatory visit support

    • Costs related to conducting preparatory visits, including travel and individual support costs
  5. Costs of complementary activities ‘System development and outreach activities’ (applies to Youth Worker mobilities only)

  6. Inclusion support

    • Costs related to the organisation of mobility activities for participants with fewer opportunities – EUR 100 per participant
    • Contribution towards additional costs directly related to participants with fewer opportunities and persons accompanying them, supervisors and facilitators; the request must be justified in the application form; they are paid at 100%
  7. Exceptional Costs

    • Costs of supporting the involvement of all participants, such as visas, vaccinations, residence permits, medical certifications; the request must be justified in the application form. These costs are subsequently paid at 100% of real costs.
    • Expensive travel costs – 80% of eligible costs

What costs are covered by the grant for Youth Participation activities?

  1. Project management – a contribution towards the costs directly associated with project implementation

  2. Coaching costs – a contribution towards the costs related to the involvement of a coach in projects submitted by informal groups. The amount is based on the country in which the coach works.

  3. Inclusion support – costs of the involvement of participants with fewer opportunities and persons accompanying them, people with decision-making authority and facilitators (including eligible travel and individual support costs, unless this has been requested in the Travel and Individual Support chapter). The request must be justified in the application form; 100% is paid based on real costs.

  4. Exceptional costs – costs of supporting the involvement of all participants, such as visas, vaccinations, residence permits, medical certifications; the request must be justified in the application form. These costs are subsequently paid at 100% of real costs.

    1. Events support – a contribution towards the costs of the organisation of events that enable young people to participate (in national and international conferences, seminars, etc.). A contribution for each participant (except for members of project teams and facilitators; costs incurred by them are covered by the budget cathegory “project management”).
  5. (points 6. - 9. apply for events of mobility character)

    Travel Costs

    • Contribution towards travel costs incurred by mobility participants – the amount is based on the travel distance between the place of the sending organisation and the activity venue, and covers the travel costs incurred by participants for the journey to the activity venue and back.
  6. Individual support

    • Contribution towards individual support and other costs incurred by participants during a mobility activity – the amount is based on the country of destination.
  7. Inclusion support

    • Contribution towards the costs related to arranging and organising the involvement of disadvantaged young people in mobilities (excluding accompanying persons, facilitators and persons with decision-making authority).
  8. Exceptional Costs

    • Expensive travel costs, including accompanying persons, persons with decision-making authority and facilitators; costs related to the use of more environmentally friendly forms of transport. The costs must be well justified in the application form and are paid at 80% of real costs.

2. Partnerships for Cooperation

Projects supported under this Key Action bring positive and long-lasting effects not only on the participating organisations, but also on the organisations and persons that are directly or indirectly involved in the organised activities. Their objective is to encourage the development, transfer and implementation of innovative practices at organisational, local, regional, national or European levels. In these projects, emphasis is placed on the dissemination of results.

What types of partnerships are available?

  • Cooperation Partnerships – KA220-YOU

    Their goal is to improve the quality of organisations and their ability to operate jointly at transnational level, boost the internationalisation of their activities, develop and reinforce their networks of partners, and share and confront ideas.

    • The partnership must consist of at least three organisations from three different programme countries.
    • The project duration is 12–36 months.
    • The model comprises a menu of grant items that are chosen by applicants based on the activities they wish to join, and results they wish to achieve.
    • The minimum grant is EUR 100 000, the maximum grant is EUR 400 000.
  • Small-scale Partnerships – KA210-YOU

    Their goal is to reach out to local organisations and newcomers, reducing entry barriers for organisations with smaller operational capacity.

    • The partnership must consist of at least two organisations from two different programme countries.
    • The project duration is 6–24 months.
    • The model comprises a menu of two single lump sums corresponding to the total grant amount for the project.
    • Applicants can choose from flat-rate sums of EUR 30 000 or EUR 60 000, depending on the activities they wish to join and the results they wish to achieve.

General Rules

  • Any participating organisation established in a Programme Country can submit an application (see Part A of the Programme Guide); this organisation applies on behalf of a consortium of all partners.
  • Any public or private organisation established in a Programme Country can participate in the project (in case of a Cooperation Partnership also organisations in a Partner Country).
  • The project must address at least one horizontal, or at least one specific priority (more detailed information is available in the Programme Guide).
  • All activities must take place in the countries participating in the projects (this also applies to the seats of EU institutions, even if these countries do not participate in the project).
  • An application form is submitted to the National Agency in the country in which the organisation is based.

Please be aware that one consortium of partners may submit only one application to a National Agency in one round of a call of proposals.

Which activities are typically carried out under cooperation projects?

Over the lifetime of a project, organisations have the flexibility to choose from and implement a broad range of activities and all kinds of combinations, which include the below fields:

  • Project management
  • Implementation activities
  • Sharing and promotion activities

What to do in order to submit a project support application?

  1. Read the Programme Guide Register your organisation on the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps portals.
  2. Upload mandatory documents to the registration system (for more information see the current version of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide).
  3. Open an application form for the selected activity and deadline (you must log in to your EU Login account).
  4. If you are planning partner meetings or educational activities, calculate the distance to the mobility venue using the distance calculator.
  5. Fill in an electronic application form (instructions are available on the European Commission website). If you are planning to establish a partnership across different fields of education, use an application form for the education sector that is most dominant in your project plan.
  6. Attach the below mandatory annexes to the electronic application:
  • Declaration of Honour – is part of the application form (in the ‘Annexes’ part); print the document, affix the signature of a legal representative of the coordinating organisation, scan it and upload as an annex to the application.
  • Mandate – is part of the application form (in the ‘Annexes’ part); after you fill in the application in the parts ‘Context’ and ‘Participating organisation’, download the document and then affix the signature of a legal representative of the coordinating organisation and legal representatives from all partner organisations, scan it and attach as an annex to the application.

A tip: If you have, for instance, a needs analysis ready, upload it to the application’s annexes as well.

Submit the application online before the deadline (the application can only be submitted by the coordinator). Deadlines vary according to the type of partnership.

You may appeal against the outcome of the selection procedure. 

Where can I find partners or a topic for my project?

  • It is important to bear in mind that a partner is a key actor, and a project is a joint effort by all those involved – the applicant and the partners.
  • You can try the international network of SALTO centres.
  • You can also use the Otlas database for searching partners and definitions of their roles.

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Calls 2021 Deadlines

  • Mobility of Individuals (KA1)
    • Youth Mobility projects: May 11, 12:00 and October 5, 12:00
       
    • Mobility Projects for Youth Workers: May 11, 12:00 and October 5, 12:00
       
    • Youth Participation Activities:  May 11, 12:00 and October 5, 12:00
    • Projects for Accredited Organisations: 11. května ve 12:00 
  • Cooperation Partnerships (KA2)
    • Collaborative partnerships except partnerships submitted by European NGOs: May 20, 12:00 and November 3, 12:00
    • Small-scale partnerships: May 20 and November 3, 12:00

Accreditation of Organisations

One of the new features introduced in the new Erasmus+ Programme is accreditation of organisations. Erasmus+ accreditation is aimed at schools and organisations providing adult education, vocational education and training, school education and youth, intending to participate in international mobility projects provided by the future programme.

Programme Guide and Application Forms

What’s new in the current Programme Period (2021–2027)

  • A new type of small-scale partnerships (KA2). This action means to extend access to the Erasmus+ to smaller subjects and individuals
  • Discover EU and participation of youth in KA1
  • Bigger budget for local activities
  • More centralized activities

Vocational Education and Training

Projects for organisations active in the field of vocational education and training, such as secondary and higher vocational schools, non-profit organisations, organisations providing further vocational training, higher educational institutions or enterprises.  

For a specific field, click on: Mobility of Individuals or Partnerships for Cooperation  

1. Mobility of Individuals

Supported activities 

  • Activities must take place in the programme countries (i.e. EU and Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein, for other countries see The Programme Guide).  

  • Accredited organisation can also organise mobilities to partner countries outside the EU. 

  • Activities for learners

    Who can be involved?

    • Apprentices, pupils and students of initial (IVET) and further (CVET) vocational education and training, including recent graduates (within one year of graduation) can participate.

    Supported activities

    • Short-term mobility (10 to 89 days)
    • ErasmusPro – long-term mobility of learners to schools or enterprises (90 to 365 days)
    • Professional skills competitions (1 to 10 days)
  • Activities for staff

    Who can be involved?

    • Teachers, VET supervisors and non-teaching professionals and staff in initial and continuing vocational education and training can participate.

    Supported activities

    • Job-shadowing (2 to 60 days)
    • Teaching and training assignments – the participant teaches abroad (2 to 365 days)
    • Courses and training (2 to 30 days)
    • Invited experts (2 to 30 days)
    • Hosting educators in training (10 to 365 days)

    Preparatory visits

    • A visit to the hosting organisation to prepare for mobility and increase its quality
    • A justified visit (e.g. at a new partner, preparation of a mobility for a participant with fewer opportunities, preparation of a long-term mobility)
    • CAUTION: It does not apply to the preparation of courses or training for staff

How can an organization get involved?

  • Accreditation

    Accreditation is suitable for organisations that wish to organise traineeships abroad on a regular basis and already have some experience in international cooperation under Erasmus+ or another programme (not a requirement).

    • Accreditation requires emphasis on a strategic approach and quality development in organisations. However, it provides a simpler approach and funding stability.
    • Accreditation is valid for the whole duration of the programme, i.e. until 2027.
    • Accredited organisations can submit only a simple grant application.
  • Short-term projects

    Short-term projects are suitable for organisations that only have little or no experience in international cooperation and wish to try out the Erasmus+ Programme or are not interested in organising regular mobilities.

    • Accredited organisations cannot apply for short-term projects in the same field.
    • Restrictions:
      • The duration of a project is 6 to 18 months
      • Only 3 projects can be implemented over 5 years
      • The maximum number of participants is 30
  • Joining an accredited consortium

    The organisation can participate without having to apply for accreditation or a short-term project by establishing cooperation with an accredited consortium coordinator.

Where can I find partners or a topic for my project?

    Who may apply for a grant?

    • Organisations providing initial or continuing vocational education and training
    •  Local and regional public authorities, managing authorities and other organisations active in the field of vocational education and training
    •  Companies and other public or private organisations that host VET students and pupils, provide VET to them or otherwise cooperate with VET students and pupils

     

    What costs are covered by the grant?

    1. Travel

      a grant to the travel costs of mobility participants. The amount is determined based on the travel distance to the sending school and the venue of the educational activity and covers the travel of participants to the educational activity and back

    2. Organisational support

      • A grant for costs directly associated with the project implementation. This is a grant towards the school's activities related to the preparation of participants, their monitoring and support during mobilities, follow-up activities and dissemination of results that have been achieved, or any other costs required for the implementation of the mobility project.
    3. Individual support

      • A grant for subsistence and other costs incurred by a participant during the mobility. The amount is set at a flat rate according to the destination country.
    4. Course fees

      • A grant for course fees. This only applies to participating in activities that incur course fees; this cost does not arise during teaching assignments and job-shadowing.
    5. Special Needs Support

      • A flat rate added to organizational costs is 100 EUR for mobility for participants with fewer opportunities.
      • Exceptional costs – a grant for additional costs associated with the participation of people with special needs in educational activities. The request for this contribution must be specified in the application form where the participants calculate the estimated costs at their own discretion. If approved, 100% of real costs can be reimbursed.

    2 Partnerships for cooperation

     

    What types of partnerships are available?

    • Cooperation Partnerships

      The main objective of these partnerships is to enable organisations to increase the quality of their activities, develop partner networks and strengthen the internationalization of their activities. These types of projects are expected to develop innovative procedures and methods and engage in intensive dissemination and exploitation of new outputs. 

      The duration of the projects is usually between 12 and 36 months, and the project partnership must consist of at least 3 organisations from 3 different Programme Countries.

      A minimum grant that can be applied for is EUR 100 000; a maximum EU grant for a project is EUR 400 000 and comprises of budget items the applicants choose according to the activities they want to undertake and the results they want to achieve.

    • Small-scale Partnerships

      The main objective of these partnerships is to enable organisations to develop and strengthen cooperation, increase their ability to engage in cooperation at the international level, and share and compare ideas, practices and methods. With lower grant amounts, shorter project duration and simpler administrative requirements, this type of partnership is more suitable for organisations with a smaller organisational capacity or for newcomers to the programme. 

      The duration of the projects is usually between 6 and 24 months, and the project partnership must consist of at least 2 organisations from 2 different Programme Countries. Depending on the extent of their planned project activities, applicants can choose between two pre-defined two single lump sums corresponding to the total grant amount for the project – EUR 30 000 or EUR 60 000.

    The coordinating organisation is the one responsible for administration and financial management of both types of projects.

    An application can be submitted only via the official electronic form (section Opportunities and subsequently Erasmus +, Vocational Education and Training – KA210/KA220). Before submitting an application, remember to read carefully the current version of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

    Then register your organisation on the Erasmus+ Programme and European Solidarity Corps portals, if you have not already done so. Then submit the completed application electronically by clicking " Submit " by the specified submission deadline.

     

    Where can I find partners or a topic for my future project? 

    You can find some inspiration at one of the international contact seminars organised by the National Agencies around Europe (TCA – Training and Cooperation Activities). You can also use the largest online school community in Europe e-Twinning , the School Education Gateway portal, the database of projects implemented under the Erasmus + programme , or the EPALE platform. It is primarily intended for projects implemented in the field of adult education and it is possible to look for partners interested in a particular area there, or place an ad. 

    Who may apply for a grant? 

    Private and public organisations active in the field of vocational education and training can submit a grant application or participate in the project as partners, for example: 

    • Schools (secondary, higher vocational, HEI) 
    • Companies 
    • Non-profit organisations 
    • Educational institutions 
    • Entities focused on career guidance and professional consulting 
    • Social partners 
    • Research centres 
    • A foundation 
    • Local and regional bodies

    Contact us

    Calls 2021 Deadlines

    • Mobility of Individuals (KA1)
      • Mobility of Individuals: May 18, 12 AM
      • Erasmus+ Accreditation : October 19, 12 AM
    • Partnerships for Cooperation (KA2)
      • Collaborative partnerships except partnerships submitted by European NGOs: May 21, 12 AM
      • Small-scale partnerships: May 21, 12 AM and November 3, 12:00 AM

    Accreditation of Organisations

    One of the new features introduced in the new Erasmus+ Programme is accreditation of organisations. Erasmus+ accreditation is aimed at schools and organisations providing adult education, vocational education and training, school education and youth, intending to participate in international mobility projects provided by the future programme.

    Programme Guide and Application Forms

    What’s new in the current Programme Period (2021–2027)

    • Individual mobility of pupils, including trips outside of EU
    • Pupil competition mobilities
    • Teacher courses mobilities
    • A new type of small-scale partnerships (KA2). This action means to extend access to the Erasmus+ to smaller subjects and individuals.
    • European Innovative Teaching Award
    • Stronger centralized activities
    • Development of digital skills abroad
    • National VET Team

    Higher education

    Projects for all higher education institutions that have been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). To view a particular field, please click on: Mobility of Individuals and Partnerships for Cooperation.

    1. Mobility of Individuals

     

    Supported activities

    • Student mobility for studies:

      Study stays abroad for a period of 2–12 months, may be physical or blended.

      • Possibilities include blended mobilities, doctoral short-term mobilities , and short-term blended mobilities for students with fewer opportunities, blended intensive programmes
      • They are organised under a trilateral agreement between a student, a sending higher education institution that holds an ECHE and a receiving institution that holds an ECHE (Programme Countries) As well as the Programme Countries, students can also go on placements in the Partner Countries(the whole world).
    • Student mobility for traineeships

      A traineeship for a period of 2–12 months can also take place as a combination of a physical and virtual mobility.

      • A traineeship for a period of 2–12 months can also take place as a combination of a physical and virtual mobility.
      • It is organised under a trilateral agreement among a student, a sending higher education institution holding an ECHE and a receiving organisation, institution or company
      • Graduate traineeship option
      • Students can be accepted for traineeship by any public or private organisation active on the labour market or the fields of education, training and youth work, a non-profit organization, a local, regional or national public body, etc.; in other words, almost any entity or company with the exception of institutions administering  EU programmes .
      • Traineeships can also take place in partner countries (worldwide).
    • Staff mobility for teaching:

      Teaching abroad for 2 days to 2 months, can be a blended mobility.

      • This activity enables pedagogical staff at higher education institutions or staff from the corporate sector to teach at foreign partner higher education institutions. Staff mobility can take place in any branch or academic discipline.
      • Teaching takes places for 2 days to 2 months (the minimum teaching assignment is 8 hours for a week or a shorter period of stay) in the programme countries at a partner higher education institutions holding an ECHE.
      • Teaching assignment can also take place in partner countries (worldwide) for 5 days to 2 months.
    • Staff mobility for training

      Teaching abroad for 2 days to 2 months, can be a blended mobility.

      • This activity supports the professional development of pedagogical and non-pedagogical staff at higher education institutions in the form of training abroad (with the exception of conferences), job-shadowing at a relevant workplace, audited lectures, professional course at partner higher education institutions or in other relevant organisations abroad.
      • The training lasts from 2 days to 2 months at a partner higher education institutions in a programme country holding an ECHE or any public or private organisation active on the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth work worldwide
      • The training can also take place in a partner country around the world with a mobility duration of 5 days to 2 months.
    • Blended intensive programme

      This activity is designed for students and staff and uses innovative ways to combine virtual and physical education.

      • At least 3 institutions from 3 programme countries always participate in the blended intensive programme; the duration ranges from 5 to 30 days.

    What to do in order to submit a project support application?

    An application can only be submitted using an  official electronic form . Before submitting an application, remember to read carefully the current version of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide and register your organisation on the Erasmus+ Programme and European Solidarity Corps portals, if you have not already done so. A completed application is sent electronically by clicking on the ‘Apply’ . The application must be written in one of the official languages of the EU.

    Who may apply for a grant?

    What costs are covered by the grant?

    1. Travel

      • a grant to the travel costs of mobility participants. The amount is determined based on the travel distance to the sending institution and the venue of the educational activity and covers the travel of participants to the educational activity and back. Travel costs are intended for staff mobility and the mobility of students with limited opportunities; it is also possible to award a grant to students for mobilities to some partner countries.
      • Green Travel – if you decide to choose a more environmentally friendly mode of transport for your mobility, it is possible to apply for a special travel grant to cover this extra cost.
    2. Individual support

      • A grant for subsistence and other costs incurred by a participant during the mobility. The amount is determined based on the destination country, the duration and type of mobility.
    3. Inclusion support

      • A grant for the sending institution and for any additional costs incurred by participants with fewer opportunities due to a disability; the grant is provided in the form of 100% reimbursement of actually incurred costs.
    4. A grant for participants with fewer opportunities

      • an additional increase for students who face economic barriers or students with children or other dependents.
    5. Mobility organisational costs

      • a grant for costs directly associated with the project implementation. This is a grant towards the school's activities related to the preparation of participants, their monitoring and support during mobilities, follow-up activities and dissemination of results that have been achieved, or any other costs required for the implementation of the mobility project.
    6. Exceptional travel costs

      • can be used by participants in case of high travel costs.
    7. Blended intensive programmes (BIP) organizational support

    2. Partnerství pro spolupráci

     

    What types of partnerships are available?

    • Cooperation partnerships

      The goal of cooperation partnerships is to support international cooperation and innovative practices and method, rather than to organize mobilities.

      The duration of the projects is between 12 to 36 months and the project partnerships needs to involve minimum of three organizations from three different programme countries.

      A minimum grant that can be applied for is EUR 100 000; a maximum EU grant for a project is EUR 400 000 and comprises of budget items the applicants choose according to the activities they want to undertake and the results they want to achieve.

      Small scale partnerships are not available in the Higher Education sector.

      The grant consists of the following budget items:

      • Project management and implementation
      • Transnational partner meetings
      • Project results
      • Multiplier events
      • Exceptional costs
      • Inclusion support
      • The costs of international educational activities
        • Travel support
        • Individual support
        • Linguistic support

      Co-financing is not obligatory (an exception is the cost item Exceptional costs – max. 50,000 EUR per project, where co-financing amounting to 20% of this item is mandatory).

    What to do in order to submit a project support application?

    An application can be submitted only via the  official electronic form  (the section Opportunities,). Before submitting an application, remember to read carefully the current version of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide and register your organisation on the Erasmus+ Programme and European Solidarity Corps portals, if you have not already done so. A completed application is sent electronically by clicking on the ‘Apply’ by 20 May 2021. The application must be written in one of the official languages of the EU.

    Who may apply for a grant?

    Any organisation established in one of the programme countries can apply for a grant. Any public or private organisation established in one of the programme countries or in any partner country in the world can participate in the project as a partner, such as:

    • A university (higher education institution from a programme country holding an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education, ECHE)
    • A state-owned or a private small- and medium-sized or large enterprise (including social enterprises)
    • A local, regional or national public body
    • A social partner or other representative of working life, including chambers of commerce, trade guilds/professional associations and trade unions
    • A research institution
    • A foundation
    • A school/educational establishment/educational centre (at any level from pre-school to upper secondary education, including vocational training and further adult education)
    • A non-profit organisation, association or a non-governmental organisation
    • An entity providing career guidance, professional consulting and information services

    Contact us

    Calls 2021 Deadlines

    • Mobility of Individuals (KA1)
      • Mobility of Individuals: May 18, 12 AM
    • Partnerships for Cooperation (KA2)

      Collaborative partnerships except partnerships submitted by European NGOs: May 21, 12 AM

    Programme Guide and Application Forms

    What’s new in the current Programme Period (2021–2027)

    A wide range of mobilities – short or long term, physical, blended, doctoral and combined intensive programmes (short-term group mobilities with virtual features)
    More possibilities of world-wide mobilities
    United Kingdom as a Partner Country
    European Student Card Initiative

    Adult education

    Projects for organisations active in the field of adult learning. For a specific field, click on: Mobility of Individuals and Partnerships for Cooperation.

    1. Mobility of Individuals

    Mobility projects in the field of adult education focus on international mobilities of staff in organisations working in this field and mobilities of adult learners with fewer opportunities. There are two ways to get involved in a mobility project: the applicant can submit an individual application or an application for accreditation.

    Supported activities

    • Activities for staff

      • Teaching/training assignments
      • Participation in courses or training abroad
      • Job-shadowing
      • Teaching/training assignments – this activity enables adult educators to provide teaching or training in a partner organization abroad for 2 to 365 days. The receiving organization searches for a sending organization by itself and must already specify it in the application.
      • Participation in courses or training abroad – this activity supports the professional development of adult education staff, such through a structured course or training abroad. The organisation chooses the courses itself based on its specific needs as an institution and the needs of individual staff members. Courses can last from 2 to 30 days.
      • Job-shadowing – this activity allows adult education staff to spend some time (2 to 365 days) abroad in the relevant organization operating in this field of education. As part of the activity, the participant observes methods and practices applied by the receiving organisation in order to implement them in the practice of his/her own organization.
    • Organizations have other options within mobility projects:

      • A possibility to invite a foreign expert to the organisation
      • Teacher hosting
      • Preparatory visits
      • A possibility to invite a foreign expert to the organisation (for 2 to 30 days) – an expert can help improve the educational methods of the organisation.
      • Teacher hosting – the organization can accept a foreign teacher for an internship.
      • Preparatory visits – organizations can draw funds for this activity in order to establish cooperation with a new organization or to prepare for a mobility.
    • Activities for learners

      • Eligible participants:
      • Group mobilities of learners
      • Individual mobilities of learners

       

      • Eligible participants: Defined groups of adults with fewer opportunities. They are divided into three groups – people with a low level of attained education, people with low cognitive skills, people with low digital skills.

        Group mobilities of learners– this is a joint mobility for a minimum number of two people lasting 2 to 30 days; it can involve group learning with a focus on the development of key competencies.

        Individual mobilities of learners – learners can participate in this activity abroad for a period of 2 to 30 days. The activity can take the form of formal or non-formal education.

    What to do in order to submit a project support application?

     

    • Register your organization and get an OID
    • The application can be completed and submitted only through the official electronic form  designated for each activity. The application can be completed directly via the website, the Opportunities – Adult Education section, and subsequently:

    Short-term projects for mobility of learners and staff in adult education (KA122-ADU) for individual mobility projects or Accredited projects for mobility of learners and staff in adult education (KA121-ADU) for accredited organisations.

    Clicking on “Apply” will open the application form. The application is saved automatically every 2 seconds. When re-signing into the account, participants must click on the “My Applications” tab where they can find their draft applications.

    • After providing all mandatory data and uploading mandatory attachments, the application is submitted via the SUBMIT button.

      The application must be submitted in time.

     

    Where can I find partners or a topic for my project?

    Applicants can find inspiration by the database of projects that have been implemented, or on the Platform for the Dissemination of Erasmus + Outputs, but also on the EPALE  platform (Electronic Platform for Adult Education in Europe) which, in addition to interesting materials, discussions and a calendar, also includes a partner search database and interesting outputs from projects; in the future, it will also include a database of educational courses.

    Who can apply for a grant?

    Activities are open to any public or private organisation providing adult education.

    Applications may be submitted by the organisation itself in case of short-term mobility projects, and by the coordinators of national consortia in case of applications for accreditation.

    Eligible organisations may include:

    • Organisations providing formal, informal and non-formal adult education
    • Local and regional public authorities, coordinating bodies and other organisations active in the field of adult education

    Organisations holding an Erasmus accreditation in the field of adult education cannot apply for short-term projects.

    • Organisation within a short-term project

    Short-term projects are suitable for organisations that only have little or no experience in international cooperation and wish to try out the Erasmus+ Programme, or are not interested in organising regular mobilities. Accredited organisations cannot apply for short-term projects in the same field.

    • Restrictions:
      • The duration of a project is 6 to 18 months
      • Only 3 projects can be implemented over 5 years
      • The maximum number of participants is 30

    All organisations must be established in a programme country. The target group of adult education organisations is any person who, after completing initial education or training, returns to some form of further training and education (formal, non-formal or informal), or who no longer participates in initial education and training, with the exception of teachers or supervisors in schools and in the field of vocational education and training.

    What costs are covered by the grant?

    1. Travel:

      • a grant to the travel costs of mobility participants. The amount is determined based on the travel distance to the sending school and the venue of the educational activity and covers the travel of participants to the educational activity and back.
      • Green Travel – if you choose to use a more environmentally friendly means of transport to travel to your destination which is more expensive though, you may apply for a special contribution towards your travel costs that would cover this extra expense.
      • Exceptional travel costs – if the flat-rate amount provided per travel distance band under the ‘Travel Costs’ budget item does not cover 70% of real travel costs, the participant can apply for “Exceptional Costs for Travel”. These costs are subsequently paid at 80% of real costs. For more information on this item, contact National Agency staff.
    2. Organisational support

      • a grant for costs directly associated with the project implementation. This is a grant towards the school's activities related to the preparation of participants, their monitoring and support during mobilities, follow-up activities and dissemination of results that have been achieved, or any other costs required for the implementation of the mobility project.
    3. Individual Support

      • a grant for subsistence and other costs incurred by a participant during the mobility. The amount is set at a flat rate according to the destination country.
    4. Course fees

      • a grant for course fees. This only applies to participating in activities that incur course fees; this cost does not arise during teaching assignments and job-shadowing.
    5. Special Needs Support

      • A flat rate added to organizational costs is EUR 100 for mobility for participants with fewer opportunities.
      • Exceptional costs – a grant for additional costs associated with the participation of people with special needs in educational activities. The request for this contribution must be specified in the application form where the participants calculate the estimated costs at their own discretion. If approved, 100% of real costs can be reimbursed.

    For more information, see the  Erasmus + Programme Guide .

    2. Partnerships for cooperation

    What types of partnerships are available?

    • Cooperation Partnerships

      The main objective of these partnerships is to enable organisations to increase the quality of their activities, develop partner networks and strengthen the internationalization of their activities. These types of projects are expected to develop innovative procedures and methods and engage in intensive dissemination and exploitation of new outputs. 

      The duration of the projects is usually between 12 and 36 months, and the project partnership must consist of at least 3 organisations from 3 different Programme Countries.

       A minimum grant that can be applied for is EUR 100 000; a maximum EU grant for a project is EUR 400 000 and comprises of budget items the applicants choose according to the activities they want to undertake and the results they want to achieve.

    • Small-scale Partnerships

      The main objective of these partnerships is to enable organisations to develop and strengthen cooperation, increase their ability to engage in cooperation at the international level, and share and compare ideas, practices and methods. With lower grant amounts, shorter project duration and simpler administrative requirements, this type of partnership is more suitable for organisations with a smaller organisational capacity or for newcomers to the programme. 

      The duration of the projects is usually between 6 and 24 months, and the project partnership must consist of at least 2 organisations from 2 different Programme Countries. Depending on the extent of their planned project activities, applicants can choose between two pre-defined two single lump sums corresponding to the total grant amount for the project – EUR 30 000 or EUR 60 000.

    The coordinating organisation is the one responsible for administration and financial management of both types of projects.

    What to do in order to submit a project support application?

    1. Register your organization and get an OID 
    2. The application can be completed and submitted only through the official electronic form  designated for each activity. The application can be completed directly via the website, the Opportunities – Adult Education section, and subsequently:

    Small-scale partnerships in adult education (KA210-ADU)

    or

    Cooperation partnerships in adult education (KA220-ADU)

    Clicking on “Apply” will open the application form. The application is saved automatically every 2 seconds. When re-signing into the account, participants must click on the “My Applications” tab where they can find their draft applications.

    1. Upload mandatory application attachments
    2. Submit by clicking on the SUBMIT button
    1. An application for a cooperative partnership and a small-scale partnership must be submitted until the relevant deadline.

    Where can I find partners or a topic for my future project?

    Applicants can find inspiration by the database of projects that have been implemented, or on the Platform for the Dissemination of Erasmus + Outputs, but also on the EPALE  platform (Electronic Platform for Adult Education in Europe) which, in addition to interesting materials, discussions and a calendar, also includes a partner search database and interesting outputs from projects; in the future, it will also include a database of educational courses.

    Who may apply for a grant?

    The following entities can submit a grant application or participate in a project as partners:

    • Higher education institutions (HEI)
    • School or educational centres
    • Non-profit organisations, associations and NGOs
    • Private or public, small- and medium-sized and large enterprises, including social enterprises
    • Social partners or other representatives of working life, including chambers of commerce and professional associations
    • Local, regional or national public institutions
    • Research organisations
    • A foundation
    • Cultural organisations, libraries, museums
    • Non-profit organisations and non-governmental organisations
    • Organisations providing career guidance and professional consulting

    Contact us

    Other contacts

    Lifelong Learning Unit

    Calls 2021 Deadlines

    • Mobility of Individuals (KA1)
      • Mobility of Individuals: May 18, 12 AM
      • Erasmus+ Accreditation : October 19, 12 AM
    • Partnerships for Cooperation (KA2)
      • Collaborative partnerships except partnerships submitted by European NGOs: May 21, 12 AM
      • Small-scale partnerships: May 21, 12 AM and November 3, 12:00 AM

    Accreditation of Organisations

    One of the new features introduced in the new Erasmus+ Programme is accreditation of organisations. Erasmus+ accreditation is aimed at schools and organisations providing adult education, vocational education and training, school education and youth, intending to participate in international mobility projects provided by the future programme.

    Programme Guide and Application Forms

    What’s new in the current Programme Period (2021–2027)

     

    • A new mobility for participants with fewer opportunities
    • Posibility of individual mobilities up to 365 days
    • Posibility of inviting an education expert
    • A new type of small-scale partnerships (KA2). This action means to extend access to the Erasmus+ to smaller subjects and individuals.
    • Learners mobility moved from Projects for Cooperation (KA2) to Individual Mobilities (KA1)

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