Erasmus+ offers the opportunity for organisations to send vocational education and training (VET) learners to benefit from training, and for staff to give or receive trainings.
Organisations wanting to take part in these opportunities can either apply as an individual vocational education organisation, or as part of a "national mobility consortium"; a group of organisations managed by a single coordinating organisation.
These organisations fall into one of four main categories:
Participating organisations can be public or private organisations established in a Programme country, and can apply either individually or as part of a national mobility consortium.
Organisations applying as a consortium must all be based in the same Programme country, and must all be identified at the application stage. Consortia must consist of at least three organisations.
Organisations can provide opportunities for both apprentices and students to learn abroad, either in a workplace or at a VET school.
Similarly, staff can be sent to an enterprise or organisation to teach, train, or be trained.
Organisations intending to send or receive students or staff must agree on the activities to be performed beforehand, defining:
Students or staff spending longer than a month abroad under Erasmus+ are eligible to receive linguistic support.
The application process is managed by the National Agency of where the applicant organisation or consortium is based.
An organisation or consortium can only apply once per selection round, but organisations may be part of several separate consortia all applying at the same time.
The Erasmus+ Programme Guide is the main source of information for these opportunities; detailed information on the award criteria, eligibility criteria, and funding rules can be found in Section B.