Who can benefit from the ERASMUS+ programme?
The Erasmus+ programme is for staff and professionals involved in education and training. Teachers, school leaders and other staff working in pre-primary, primary and secondary schools as well as adult education institutions, in programme countries, can further their studies and receive more training by joining a variety of interesting courses abroad. This may also include acquiring new English language and IT skills. Such courses also ensure an exchange of knowledge and best practices in education.
How can one apply for funding?
First of all, organizations intending to take part in Erasmus+ Programme need to register in the Unique Registration Facility (URF) of the EU’s Participant Portal. The PIC number has nine-digits and it enables the organisation to benefit from some features of the electronic application form. Secondly, pre-primary, primary, secondary and adult schools and institutions must draw up a development plan and organise mobility activities for their staff to receive further training abroad.
The Head of School has to submit a single grant application which will allow the school or institution to organize a set number of mobility activities abroad for its staff.
The school/institution development plan should be thought through thoroughly. In the application form, the Head of School will need to indicate the number of staff members who will benefit from the funds, the type of training needed and the destination countries for the mobility activities.
This means that individuals will no longer fill in their own application forms but will be sent for training by the school/institution they work for.
Where can one find the application form?
The application form is available for downloading at the Erasmus+ website and that of the National Agency of the applicant country. Application forms must be submitted to the National Agency of the applicant country by midday 5th February 2019 at 12.00 (midday Brussels time).