The new Erasmus+ programme follows the three Key Actions (KA) for the education sectors (formal, non-formal and informal) which were already established in the previous Programme. In short:
Key Actions 1: are promoted by single schools (or, at most, a national consortium of schools)
Key Actions 2: are accessible only to international networks of schools and organizations, who prepare a project proposal together.
Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals
This chance of funding is conceived for individual schools or organizations. Schools can also create a consortium to share the effort to manage a project and create new synergies.
What is new is that consortia will no longer be closed to new members after their creation.
So, if your school missed a deadline to apply with a project proposal, it can still try to participate in the call by joining a national consortium whose proposal has been approved.
The calls for actions in this category will allow teachers and students from the funded school to travel abroad for different reasons. For example:
- Professional training for teachers and school staff. These projects will let participants take face-to face courses for professional development abroad. These courses are a great way to acquire new professional skills while having a break from ordinary work, and collaborate and exchange practices with colleagues from all over the EU, and beyond.
- Sharing of good teaching practices. These projects make teachers travel abroad to teach their subject in another school, or to assist a teacher from a foreign school in their daily duties.
- Student mobility. These projects will allow classes of students to travel across Europe, and visit a foreign school. The presence of these activities here among Key Action 1 is a big difference of the new Programme.
Key Action 2: Cooperation Among Organisations and Institutions
To be eligible for these actions, schools/organisations must first form an international network, and then apply under the guide of a school coordinating the partnership.
What are the aims?
- Cooperation and exchange of good practices. These are the most common projects. Schools and organisations create international networks, participate in meetings, and share their best practices on a certain topic or issue.
- Innovation. These more ambitious partnerships aim to create something new by sharing the expertise of the schools and organisations participating in the network.
- Research projects. These partnerships are open to cooperation with universities and other higher education institutions to produce new research.
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Key Action 3: Support to Policy Development and Cooperation
Key Action 3 provides support to policy cooperation at European Union level, thereby contributing to the development
of new policies, which can trigger modernisation and reforms, at European Union, and systems’ level, in the fields of
education, training youth and sport.
Jean Monnet Actions
The Jean Monnet actions offer opportunities in the field of higher education and in other fields of education and
training. The Jean Monnet actions contribute to spread knowledge about the European Union integration matters. The
following actions are supported:
– Jean Monnet Actions in the field of higher education
– Jean Monnet Actions in other fields of education and training
These actions will be implemented by the Education Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA
These actions have been traditionally dedicated to higher education but in the new Programme will also include the participations of schools.
This is another significant change introduced in the new Programme, which aims to develop the active participation to the democratic life of the Union to all EU citizens.