Erasmus+ is the EU programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021 - 2027. Education, training, youth and sport are key areas that support citizens in their personal and professional development. High quality, inclusive education and training, as well as informal and non-formal learning, ultimately equips young people and participants of all ages with the qualifications and skills needed for their meaningful participation in democratic society, their degree of intercultural understanding and their successful transition into the labour market.
The Erasmus+ Programme 2021 - 2027 manages more than 26 billion euros in funding to be distributed by the European Commission, the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), and Erasmus+ National Agencies to support activities across the Programme's 3 Key Actions, including providing financial assistance for approved Erasmus+ projects.
The Erasmus+ Programme 2021 - 2027 comprises 3 Key Actions, with Key Action 2: Cooperation among organisations and institutions, and Key Action 3: Support to policy development and cooperation constituting the project elements of the Programme.
An additional Action, the Jean Monnet Actions, offer opportunities within the field of Higher Education and other educational and training fields to develop activities which contribute to knowledge dissemination regarding European Union integration matters.
Details regarding the different actions included under the umbrella of the Erasmus+ Programme 2021 - 2027 are available to view in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide, with information about the aims and objectives of different sub-actions, eligibility requirements and the process for submitting a project application.
The EU Commission Funding and Tender Opportunities Portal can be accessed here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/home, where the Commission and its funding bodies publish calls for various proposals, including those designated under Key Action 2, Key Action 3, and Jean Monnet.
In addition, the EU Commission also operates a Partner Search database, accessible here: https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/how-to-participate/partner-search, on which individuals or organisations can promote their project with the aim of attracting other institutions to join them in their work.
Any UL academic or support staff who has been asked to partner with other institutions/enterprises as part of an Erasmus+ project, or who have an idea for a new Erasmus+ project which requires further development, please contact ErasmusProjects@ul.ie for further information and support.