Participation in ESEA training activities and courses can be funded by the Erasmus+ Programme (Key Action 1, Mobility project for school education staff).
The deadline for application is February 2, 2017 at 12:00 (noon), Brussels time.
Support will be offered by ESEA partners on how to prepare your applications through a dedicated webinar. For more information click here.
Eligible countries for ERASMUS+ funding are the 28 EU member States, plus Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and FYROM.
Please note that you cannot apply for funding for a training activity in your own country.
Steps of application
The steps to follow to apply for an Erasmus+ (School Education Staff Mobility) grant are:
For up-to-date information about Erasmus+ please check the Programme's website.
What is ERASMUS+ ?
ERASMUS+, the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth, and Sport (2014-2020) has a special focus on teachers’ professional development. Up to 2013, the Comenius Training grants offered various opportunities for individual teachers to attend training courses. Since January 2014 ERASMUS+ multiplies these opportunities. However, unlike in the previous LLP program, applications are not submitted by individual teachers anymore. Instead, every application must be submitted by the school.
That means that if you are a teacher interested in participating in ESEA training activities, your school needs to apply for you, as well as for any other of your colleagues, describing its overall interest in training and a ‘European Development Plan’.
Your school will need to apply to your country’s National Agency, who is also the one who will evaluate the proposal. Therefore, your National Agency is also a very good point to start for more information.
In the New Programme Guide, released in October 2015, for the part that we are discussing here (“KA1 - Learning Mobility of Individuals”, and in particular “School education staff mobility”) just go to pages 61-67 and 264-266, and you will have all you need to know.