How to apply
Under the Erasmus+ programme there are different opportunities for organisations and individuals. However, depending on the part of the programme you would like to apply for, the preparation and application procedure might differ. Let us guide you through the process:
Before you apply:
General Call for Proposals
Every year a General Call for Proposals is published, presenting opportunities for organisations and individuals active in the fields of education, training, youth and sport. In the Call you can find the objectives of the programme, an overview of the actions it is divided in, eligibility of potential actors, budget and duration of projects, and submission deadlines for each action. You can consult the latest Call for Proposals in our Calls section. In addition, some Specific Calls for Proposals are published at centralised level, through the website of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
A more detailed overview of the conditions and requirements of the actions you can apply for under the General Call can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide. It is the key document for anyone considering applying, and can be accessed online or downloaded as a PDF.
Who can take part?
Erasmus+ is open to many individuals and organisations, although eligibility varies from one action to another and from one country to another. Countries that can take part are divided into two main categories:
- Programme countries: can fully take part in all the actions of the Erasmus+ programme.
- Partner countries: can take part in certain actions of the programme, subject to specific criteria or conditions.
For more information on eligible countries please consult the respective section in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.
Before you can register your organisation you first need to obtain a valid EU Login. The EU Login Authentication Service (previously called ECAS) is a point for user authentication to a wide range of Commission information systems.
Where you register will depend on whether the action for which you want to apply is managed by the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) or by a National Agency.
See Registration of Organisations for more information.
If you are an individual wanting to apply you will need to consult with the organisation you are part of (for example your university).
How is it managed?
The Erasmus+ programme is managed by the European Commission), the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), a series of National Agencies in all Programme countries, and a series of National Offices in some Partner countries.
Centralised activities are managed at a European level by the European Commission and European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency in Brussels, also known as the Executive Agency. Centralised projects are larger and more strategic, designed to tackle specific issues throughout Europe.
Decentralised activities are directly managed by the National Agencies which are located in each programme country, or National Erasmus+ Offices outside the EU. The majority of these projects will be implemented on a national, regional or local level and focus on an exchange between countries.
For more information please visit our How is it Managed? section.
Usually this will be by our Web Form; please follow this step-by-step guide that explains how to use this form.
For the decentralised activities managed by National Agencies please apply using Erasmus+ applications.
For the centralised activities managed by Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) information about the application forms and selection procedure will be available on the EACEA's website.