The Erasmus accreditation Programme for schools has had an early start compared to the new Erasmus+ programme (2021-2027).
In fact, the first application window closed on October 29, 2020.
If you missed that deadline, however, don’t worry! Your school still has many opportunities to participate in the Erasmus Programme even in 2021.
First, Key Actions 1 will propose one particular action—i.e., short-term projects—dedicated specifically to non-accredited organizations.
Short-term projects will allow a smaller number of participants to take part in international mobility, and will have shorter duration.
These restrictions, however, make preparing an application simpler. Thus, short-term projects constitute a perfect entry point for schools with no experience in the Programme.
A second possibility is to join a consortium that has already been accredited.
You can also consider making your school act as a hosting organization for another accredited foreign school.
Finally, don’t forget that the call for the accreditation will reopen every year!
If your school didn’t manage to get accredited this year, it can still apply again the following year (the next deadline is likely expected for October 2021).