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Getting Started with Erasmus+ School Education
Calling all schools interested in Erasmus+! In this blog the Léargas Schools team answer some frequently asked questions from principals and teachers interested in getting involved in Erasmus+
Erasmus+ Opportunities 2021-2027
The new Erasmus+ programme runs from 2021-2027 and aims to be even more inclusive, accessible, and sustainable. Important goals include supporting digital transition in European education and helping to build the European Education Area. Download our Step by Step Guide to Erasmus+ or find out more about Erasmus+ on the Léargas website and learn more about Erasmus+ Priorities.
Where Does Our School Start?
One of the first steps for all schools applying for funding under Erasmus+ School Education is to set up your own Organisation ID (OID) which must be used in the application form.
Schools apply directly to the European Commission through an online application form so your school will need its own Organisation ID to apply.
You can refer to our Guide to Your Organisation ID for more information on how to set up yours!
Once you've set up your Organisation ID we recommend you take a look take a look at the Programme Guide 2022 for more details on the programme priorities, type of activities, budget and implementation. (The School Education section begins on page 99).
When Can Our School Apply?
The next deadline for Erasmus+ School Education applications is 04 October 2022. This is for projects taking place between 01 January – 31 May 2023.
How Does Our School Prepare our Erasmus+ Application?
Attend a Léargas Application Workshop
We will be holding an application clinic on 14 September 2022. You can register for this clinic on the Léargas Eventbrite page.
Source courses and partners on eTwinning or the School Education Gateway
Register on eTwinning
The eTwinning platform is the best tool to find partners. eTwinning is a free online platform connecting more than one million teachers across Europe. It supports primary and post-primary schools to find partners and work on joint projects in any curricular area.
Connect with Schools that have previous Erasmus+ Experience
Alternatively, you can try contact a school that has previously taken part in an Erasmus+ project.
On our Project Results page you will find a list of all projects from 2021 onward which you can filter by location in Ireland.
Here are the links to Erasmus+ School Education Funded Projects between 2014-2020:
Create an Erasmus+ Plan for your school
When you've identified who you want to partner with at a European level, use our Erasmus+ Plan Template to identify your needs, targets and project objectives.
What is the best way to get updates about Erasmus+?
If you are not already registered to receive our mailing list, we strongly encourage you to do so! You will receive updates regarding deadlines, application workshops, training opportunities straight to your inbox! Sign up to our School Education newsletter.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with Deirdre and Ruth in the Schools team!