Is Your Organisation Eligible for Erasmus Accreditation?

If you regularly carry out Erasmus Mobility projects, then you know the benefits Erasmus has for your organisation and learners. You've built up experience, your organisation has capacity, and you intend to get involved in the new programme in 2021.  So how can you prepare to hit the ground running in the new year?  Did you know that you can now limit your paperwork with Erasmus Accreditation?

An accredited organisation has:

  • simplified access to funding opportunities, Mobility Accreditation AdSchVet(1)
  • and an alternative method to the individual application process.

There are slight differences for each sector, so be sure to check the details on our Accreditation page, but the first thing you'll need to identify is whether your organisation is eligible for Erasmus Accreditation. 

We've compiled this list of eligible organisations by sector to help you.  If your organisation is listed below, you can start planning next steps.  The deadline to apply for Adult Education, School Education and VET accreditation is 11am on 29 October 2020! 

Good luck and we look forward to supporting you in the new programme!

 

School Education

 

Accreditation for School Education(1)

 

School Education organisations eligible for the 2020 Erasmus Call for Accreditation:

Local and regional public authorities, coordination bodies and other organisations with a role in the school education field that may apply for Accreditation as a Consortium Coordinator:

  • Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools
  • Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI)
  • Association of Trustees of Catholic Schools
  • Catholic Education, an Irish Schools Trust (CEIST)
  • Catholic Primary School Management Association
  • Children’s Rights Alliance
  • Dublin West Education Centre on behalf of Junior Certificate School Programme (JCSP)
  • Dublin West Education Centre on behalf of Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST)
  • Early Childhood Ireland
  • Edmund Rice Schools Trust (ERST)
  • Educate Together
  • Education and Training Boards
  • Education Centres
  • Education Research Centre (ERC)
  • Education Welfare Services, Child and Family Agency (TUSLA)
  • Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT)
  • Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO)
  • Irish Primary Principals Network (IPPN)
  • Foras Pátrúnachta na Scoileanna Lán-Ghaeilge Teoranta
  • Lifeways Ireland
  • Marino Institute of Education on behalf of PPLI – Post Primary Languages Initiative
  • National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD)
  • National Parents Council - Primary
  • National Parents Council – Post-primary
  • The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA)
  • Teachers' Union of Ireland
  • The Teaching Council
  • Gaeloideachas.

 

Vocational Education and Training

 

Accreditation for VET(1)

 

Education providers implementing eligible education programmes and activities in the field of vocational education and training:

 

Eligible education programmes
and activities

Examples of implementing organisations

Initial vocational education and training

VET schools, institutes, centres, community colleges, apprenticeship providers, national authorities, VET representative bodies and other providers

Continuing vocational education and training

VET schools, institutes, centres, national authorities and other providers; professional associations and chambers, trade unions; open universities, higher education institutes

 

Local and regional public authorities (including ETBs), coordination bodies and other organisations with a role in the field of vocational education and training:

 

Role in the educational system

Examples of implementing organisations

Establishing and managing VET provider institutions

Local, regional and national authorities

Defining and implementing a vocational education and training strategy at any level

Employment offices and departments; regional and national authorities; VET support services, coordination bodies, research bodies

Supervision and quality control of VET provision

Local and regional and national authorities; inspectorates and specialised institutions in national context

Defining qualification framework, standards and opportunities for continuous professional development educators in VET

Local regional and national authorities; inspectorates and specialised institutions in national context; professional associations; trade unions

Providing career guidance and professional counselling for current and prospective VET learners and recent graduates

Social and community centres, humanitarian organisations, NGOs, professional associations and chambers

Facilitating traineeships and entering of VET learners, apprentices and recent graduates into the labour market

VET providers, Chambers of commerce, employment offices and departments, VET centres, talent management organisations, coordination bodies.

 

Adult Education

 

Accreditation for Adult Education(1)

Education providers implementing eligible education programmes and activities in the field of adult education:

 

Eligible education programmes and activities

Examples of implementing organisations

Formal primary and secondary education for adults

Evening schools, second chance schools, further education institutions/colleges

Formal education programmes for adult migrants

Schools, community centres, NGOs, private providers, social enterprises, humanitarian organisations, further education institutions/colleges, training centres

Non-formal adult education courses implemented by qualified trainers

Community centres, NGOs, libraries, third age universities, folk universities, open universities, private providers, trade unions and other organisations providing specialised learning courses (e.g. language, digital skills, other key competences), community education providers, community and local development organisations, and other organisations working in community development/local development of marginalised areas

Informal education and integration programmes for persons at risk of societal exclusion (e.g. disabled persons, migrants, elderly, persons affected by poverty)

Cultural organisations, libraries, museums, theatres, music and art organisations, , NGOs, humanitarian organisations, craft organisations

Community Education providers, Further Education Institutions/colleges, community and local development organisations and other organisations working in community development/ local development of marginalised areas.

Societal re-integration programmes for persons formerly or currently serving penitentiary terms or having been convicted of other criminal infractions

Prisons and other penitentiary institutions, social service providers, NGOs, humanitarian organisations, Community Education providers, Further Education Institutions, Community Education Providers, NGO’s, community and local development organisations, and other organisations working in community development/ local development of marginalised areas.

 

Local and regional public authorities, coordination bodies and other organisations with a role in the field of adult education:

Role in the educational system

Examples of implementing organisations

Establishing and managing adult education institutions

National, Local and regional authorities, ETB’s

Training, hiring and managing adult education staff

Employment offices and departments; national, local and regional authorities; coordination bodies; professional associations, ETB’s

Defining and implementing an adult learning strategy at any level

Employment offices and departments; national, local and regional authorities; coordination bodies, ETB’s

Supervision and quality control of adult education provision

National, Local and regional authorities, ETB’s; inspectorates and specialised institutions in national context

Defining qualification framework, standards and opportunities for continuous professional development educators providing adult education

National, Local and regional authorities, ETB’s; inspectorates and specialised institutions in national context; professional associations; trade unions

Providing professional support for educators providing adult education

Professional associations of trainers and educators, Adult Education Departments at Third level

Providing career guidance, professional counselling and psychological support for adult learners

Social and community centres, community education providers, further education institutions, humanitarian organisations, NGOs, psychologist associations, National Guidance/ Counselling bodies, local employment services

Conducting research to support the development of the adult education offer and outreach

Research centres, universities, National Adult Education Association, Professional associations, National, regional and local institutions/ bodies

 

If you have queries about your organisation's eligibiilty, please contact:

Adult Education: Denise Shannon
School Education: Deirdre O'Brien
Vocational Education and Training: Elva Duggan