Erasmus+ Grant Application Support page
ERASMUS+ EU FUNDING FOR TEACHERS (updated 08/12/2016)
For European Union Nationals, and those from non-EU Programme countries, ErasmusPlus funding is available for continuing professional development and other training under the EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport.
Erasmus+ helps to cover course fees, travel costs, subsistence costs and preparation costs for teachers and trainers who wish to travel to another EU country for professional development.
The Teacher Development courses coordinated by TELLConsult are eligible for Erasmus+ funding.
Information on guidelines of eligibility, grant criteria and application procedures can be found in the Erasmus+ programme guide. See more information in English on the FAQ page of the UK ErasmusPlus organisation or find your national pages at the EU ErasmusPlus site.
The deadline for Erasmus+ funding applications in 2017 is February 2, (Noon, CET)
Steps to take to start your application:
1. Identify the persons in your organisation who is responsible for staff development and/or internationalisationand talk to them about EU funding and the course(s) your are interested in.
2. If your school does not have one already, contribute to drawing up a European Development Plan. This should identify your school’s development and training objectives for the next one or two years, underlining its European dimension.
3.Find out which of (our) course(s) is your personal priority and is right for your organisation.
4. If you or your school has not already registered with the Education Participant Portal, then point management to these resources: http://ec.europa.eu/education/participants/portal/desktop/en/home.html or here:
5. A step-by-step guide (for UK citizens) can be found here: https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/about-erasmus
This process will give the school a Personal Identification Code (PIC) number, which you will need for your application.
6. Once you have done this, you can start to complete the application forms. Select the application form that is relevant for your work context.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Erasmus+?
Erasmus+ is the new EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport. It replaces previous programmes such as Comenius, Grundtvig and Erasmus.
For more information, go to the Erasmus+ website .
Who can benefit from this funding?
The programme is open to teachers, trainers and students from all EU Member States as well as Iceland, Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
Which part of the Erasmus+ programme do I have to apply under?
You must apply under ‘Key Action 1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals'.
Can I apply as an individual?
Under Erasmus+ only organisations can apply. Your school/college/institution is an organisation, so you can apply through your school. The training you apply for has to fit into your School/European Development Plan.
What is a European Development Plan?
Each school should have a development plan (sometimes called a ‘school development plan,’ sometimes a ‘European development plan’).
This is a document which describes the training and professional development taking place in your school, and how it fits with European objectives. Your school can have a development plan for one or two years.
The final funding application should be for the total amount necessary for all staff training.
Is my school / college / university / institution an organisation?
Your school counts as an organisation, and you can apply through your school. Before your school can apply for funding, a nominated person will need to register with the European Commission Participation Portal.
Once this has been done, this person will need to register the school/organisation and get a PIC number.
For more information, Erasmus+ have provided a step-by-step guide to completing this process.
Who do I contact in my school?
It will probably be the head of the school, possibly a deputy head charged with internationaisation policies or whoever is responsible for training and development
How much money can I apply for?
Your school must apply for the total amount needed to cover all training as identified in the European Development plan. The money will cover course fees, travel costs and living and accommodation expenses while abroad.
When do I have to apply?
The deadline in 2017 is February 2, (Noon, CET)
All applications have to be made through your National Agency
Where can I find an application form?
Application forms should be available on your National Agency website
When will I know if I have been successful?
You will be told if you have been successful within a maximum 10-12 weeks of the application deadline. This means that all courses offered by us in 2015 will be eligible for funding.
I have previously had Comenius funding. Can I apply for Erasmus+ funding?
Also, see the European Commission's info page on Erasmus+.
National agencies are the body in your country who are responsible for applications and information for the Erasmus+ programme. Find your National Agency.
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