Erasmus+

Organisations

Overview

Organisations wanting to participate in Erasmus+ may engage in a number of development and networking activities, including strategic improvement of the professional skills of their staff, organisational capacity building, and creating transnational cooperative partnerships with organisations from other countries in order to produce innovative outputs or exchange best practices.

In addition, organisations facilitate the learning mobility opportunities for students, staff, trainees, apprentices, volunteers, youth workers and young people.

The benefits for involved organisations include an increased capacity to operate at an international level, improved management methods, access to more funding opportunities and projects, increased ability to prepare, manage, and follow-up projects, as well as a more attractive portfolio of opportunities for learners and staff at participating organisations.

Distance calculator

 

Key Actions

/programmes/erasmus-plus/file/organisations-mobilitysvg_enorganisations-mobility.svg

Key Action 1: Learning mobility of individuals

Key Action 1: Learning mobility of individuals

Key Action 1 aims to encourage the mobility of students, staff, volunteers, youth workers, and young people. Organisations can arrange to send or receive students and staff to or from participating countries, as well as organise teaching, training, learning and volunteering activities.

Learn more

/programmes/erasmus-plus/file/organisations-innovationsvg_enorganisations-innovation.svg

Key Action 2: Innovation and good practices

Key Action 2: Innovation and good practices

Key Action 2 is designed to develop the education, training, and youth sectors through five main activities:

  1. Strategic partnerships to support innovation in the sector as well as joint initiatives to promote cooperation, peer-learning, and the sharing of experience.
  2. Knowledge Alliances to foster innovation in and through higher education together with businesses, and beyond, contributing to new approaches to teaching and learning, entrepreneurship in education, and the modernisation of higher education systems in Europe.
  3. Sector Skills Alliances to tackle skills gap and ensure a better alignment of vocational education and training with labour market needs. There are opportunities to modernise VET, exchange knowledge and best practices, encourage working abroad, and increase the recognition of qualifications.
  4. Capacity-building projects in the field of higher education to support the modernisation, accessibility, and internationalisation of higher education in Partner Countries.
  5. Capacity-building projects in the field of youth to support the development of youth work, non-formal learning, and volunteer work, as well as promote non-formal learning opportunities with Partner Countries

Learn more

/programmes/erasmus-plus/file/organisations-policysvg_enorganisations-policy.svg

Key Action 3: Support for policy reform

Key Action 3: Support for policy reform

Key Action 3 aims to increase the participation of young people in democratic life, especially in discussions with policy makers, as well as developing knowledge in the fields of education, training, and youth.

Learn more

/programmes/erasmus-plus/file/organisations-monnetsvg_enorganisations-monnet.svg

Jean Monnet

Jean Monnet

Opportunities for teaching, research, and policy debate on the EU and its policies.

Learn more

/programmes/erasmus-plus/file/organisations-sportsvg_enorganisations-sport.svg

Sport

Sport

Designed to develop and implement joint activities to promote sport and physical activity, identify and implement innovative activities in the field of sport, and manage not-for-profit events to increase participation in sport.

Learn more

Key Action 1: Learning mobility of individuals

Learning mobility opportunities aim to encourage the mobility of students, staff, trainees, apprentices, volunteers, youth workers and young people.

The role of the organisations in this process is to organise these opportunities for individuals. The benefits for the participating organisations equally include an increased capacity to operate at an international level, improved management skills, access to more funding opportunities and projects, increased ability to prepare, manage, and follow-up projects, a more attractive portfolio of opportunities for students and staff at participating organisations, the opportunity to develop innovative projects with partners from around the world.

 

KA1 Opportunities

Higher education students and staff

Organisations can send or receive students, and staff to or from participating countries. Staff can teach or train abroad, whereas students and doctoral candidates can do a traineeship or part of their studies abroad.

Learn more

Vocational education and training learners and staff

Organisations can send or receive apprentices and students for vocational traineeships abroad, as well as send staff for teaching or training.

Learn more

School education staff

These opportunities allow organisations to send and receive staff for teaching and professional development.

Learn more

Adult education staff

Opportunities are available for adult education organisations to send or receive staff for teaching and training, as well as to provide courses.

Learn more

Young people and youth workers

Organisations can apply to run projects. For young people, these include youth exchanges, allowing groups of young people to live and work together for up to three weeks, and European Voluntary Service projects for up to 12 months. For youth workers, projects focus on training and networking.

Learn more

Large-scale European Voluntary Service events

Opportunities support volunteering projects of at least 30 EVS volunteers for unpaid full-time work abroad for up to two months. Organisations are responsible for planning and managing activities, lodging, subsistence, and transport for participants, as well as supporting them throughout the activity.

Learn more

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees

Opportunities for organisations to organise Master degree programmes. The EU provides funding for these programmes to make three annual selections of students.

Learn more

Erasmus+ Master Loans

Opportunities exist for eligible financial intermediaries to provide loans, under special conditions, to Master's students studying abroad.

Learn more

Key Action 2: Innovation and good practices

Opportunities for cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices are designed to modernise and reinforce education, training, and youth systems.

Organisations participating in these opportunities should benefit from new approaches to education and training, a more professional and capable professional environment within their organisation, and an increased capacity to work at an EU or international level.

 

KA2 Opportunities

Strategic Partnerships

Aim to support innovative practices and joint initiatives to promote cooperation, peer learning, and exchanges of experiences.

Learn more

Knowledge Alliances

Designed to support innovation in higher education and business, develop new approaches to teaching and learning, promote entrepreneurship, and promote knowledge sharing.

Learn more

Sector Skills Alliances

Tackle skills gap and improve the adaptability of VET systems to sector-specific labour market needs and the demand for new skills.

Learn more

Capacity building (higher education)

Supports the modernisation, accessibility, and internationalisation of higher education in Partner Countries.

Learn more

Capacity building (youth)

Consists of initiatives designed to foster cooperation and exchanges, improve the quality and recognition of youth work and support new non-formal learning mobility schemes in Partner Countries.

Learn more

Key Action 3: Support for Policy Reform

Opportunities under this Key Action contribute to supporting the overall EU policy agenda, the Education and Training 2020 cooperation framework, and the Youth Strategy.

Organisations will contribute to improving the quality of education, training, and youth systems in Europe, as well as promoting transnational learning and cooperation between authorities. They will also contribute to developing the basis for evidence based policy-making, as well as supporting networks and tools for policy implementation.

Organisations will also contribute to improving the involvement of young people in democratic life and their engagement with politicians.

 

KA3 Opportunities

Structured Dialogue

Meetings between young people and decision-makers in the youth field, designed to promote the active participation of young people in democratic life.

Learn more

Civil society cooperation: youth

Opportunities aim to provide structural support to European non-governmental organisations and EU-wide networks active in the field of youth. Participating organisations are expected to promote the employability of young people, empower young people, support their inclusion, and contribute to their personal, professional, and educational development, among others.

Learn more

Civil society cooperation: education and training

Opportunities aim to provide structural support to European non-governmental organisations and EU-wide networks active in the field of education and training. These organisations are expected to develop and implement innovative, targeted and creative strategies and activities to support the effective implementation of reforms and actions in their respective areas of activity, in line with the European policy agendas in the fields of education and training.

Learn more

Initiatives for policy innovation

These initiatives are designed to develop new policies or prepare their implementation. There are two types of actions; forward-looking cooperation projects, which aim to stimulate innovative policy development, and European policy experimentations, led by high-level public authorities to trial and evaluate the implementation of specific policies.

Learn more

Comprehensive policy frameworks for continuing Vocational Education and Training

The aim of this call, which closed in 2015, was to support the development of public policies that sought to coordinate the provision of high quality, relevant, and accessible continuing vocational education and training, as well as ensure a significant increase in the take-up of further training opportunities.

Learn more

Support for small and medium sized enterprises engaging in apprenticeships

The objective of this call, which closed in January 2016, was to provide support for projects to assist small and medium-sized enterprises to engage in apprenticeships. Projects could including activities such as building the capacity of intermediary bodies, using the supply chain of larger companies to develop and set-up support structures for SMEs, or promoting cooperation between the umbrella organisation of existing European networks.

Learn more

Jean Monnet Activities

Jean Monnet Activities consist of six Actions that aim to promote excellence in teaching and research on EU studies around the world.

The Actions are also designed to foster dialogue between academic and policy-makers on EU policies.

There is also a specific emphasis on EU integration and the role of the EU in a globalised world, as well as promoting active citizenship and dialogue between people and cultures..

 

The Actions

Modules

Short teaching programmes, of at least 40 hours per academic year, on general, specific, or multiple disciplines in the field of EU studies.

Learn more

Chairs

Teaching posts with a specialisation in EU studies of at least 90 hours per academic year for university professors.

Learn more

Centres of Excellence

These centres are focal points of expertise and knowledge on EU subjects.

Learn more

Support to Associations

Designed to contribute to the study of the European integration process, bringing together professors, teachers and researchers specialising in EU studies.

Learn more

Networks

Designed to create and develop consortia on EU studies. Activities can include gathering information, exchanging practices, building knowledge, and promoting EU integration.

Learn more

Projects

Aim to support innovation, knowledge-sharing, and communication on European issues.

Learn more

Sport Actions

Actions in the field of sport are designed to promote participation in sport, physical activity, and voluntary activities.

They are also designed to tackle threats to the integrity of sport, promote dual careers for athletes, improve good governance, and foster tolerance and social inclusion, as well as contribute to the implementation of the European Week of Sport.

 

The Actions

Collaborative Partnerships

Designed to develop and implement joint activities to promote sport and physical activity, as well as deal with threats to the integrity of sport (such as doping or match-fixing), promote dual careers for athletes, improve good governance, and foster tolerance and social inclusion.

Learn more

Not-for-profit European Sport Events

Designed to encourage sporting activity, implement EU strategies for social inclusion and equal opportunities, and contribute to the implementation of the European Week of Sport.

Learn more

Small Collaborative Partnerships

Designed to promote sport and physical activity through innovative practices, as well as the creation and development of transnational networks in the field of sport.

Learn more

Website feedback

Please note that we can only respond to issues concerning the Erasmus+ website. 

For general questions about Erasmus+, please contact your National AgencyNational Erasmus+ Office, or our helpdesk, EuropeDirect.