Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport (ERASMUS+)

  • https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/node_en

Overview;

Total Budget: €14,8 billion

Thematic Categories: Education and Training, Youth, Sport

Beneficiaries: Education and Training Centres, University, Association, State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, NGO / NPO, National Government, Association / Trade Union, Research Institution, Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Start Up Company, Public Services, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined)

Links; https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/node_en

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus_en

Serbia Unit: https://erasmusplus.rs/erasmusplus/what-is-erasmus/

https://tempus.ac.rs/

Foundation Tempus Info Centre – Terazije 39, (I floor) 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Foundation Tempus office – Ruža Jovanović 27a (entry from Žabljačka street), Belgrade,

office@tempus.ac.rs mail, phone: +381(0)11/3342 430, +381(0)11/3342 432


Standard Eligibility Conditions; Erasmus+ is open to many individuals and organisations, although eligibility varies from one action to another and from one country to another. Individuals can take part in many of the opportunities funded by Erasmus+, although most will have to do so through an organisation taking part in the programme. The eligibility of individuals and organisations depends on the country in which they are based. Eligible countries are divided into two groups, Programme countries and Partners countries. Although Programme countries are eligible for all actions of Erasmus+, Partner countries can only take part in some, and are subject to specific conditions.

The Erasmus+ programme differentiates between programme and partner countries, as regards possible modalities of participation of their institutions. Programme countries are European Union countries, Macedonia, Island, Lichtenstein, Norway and Turkey. Republic of Serbia has become a full member of the Erasmus + programme, i.e. a programme country from 2019 call.  Partner countries can be those countries neighbouring the EU, as well as all the other countries in the world.

For the list of countries please refer; https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/about/who-can-take-part_en

In general terms:

  • For projects relevant for the field of higher education, the main targets are: higher education students (short cycle, first, second or third cycle), higher education teachers and professors, staff of higher education institutions, trainers and professionals in enterprises;
  • For projects relevant for the field of vocational education and training, the main targets are: apprentices and students in vocational education, professionals and trainers in vocational training, staff of initial vocational education organisations, trainers and professionals in enterprises;
  • For projects relevant for the field of school education, the main targets are: school leaders, school teachers and school staff, pupils in pre pre-primary, primary and secondary education;
  • For projects re levant for the field of adult education, the main targets are: members of non non-vocational adult education organisations, trainers, staff and learners in non-vocational adult education;
  • For projects relevant for the youth field the main targets are: young people from 13 to 30  youth workers, staff and members of organisations active in the youth field;
  • For projects relevant to the field of sport, the main targets are: professionals and volunteers in the field of sport, athletes and coaches.

In General;

• Mobility projects for higher education students. Eu grant for each trainee ranging from 300 to 700 € per month and travel costs of up to 1.100 €.

• Mobility projects for vocational education and training lerners. Eu support for each trainee ranging from 18 to 112€ per day and travel costs of up 1.100€.

• Joint master degrees. Grants of 2€ to 3 million, covering 4 to 5-year projects.

• Strategic partnership. Grants of maximum €300.000 for Partnerships lasting 2 years and €450.000 for Partnerships lasting 3 years.

• Knowledge alliances. Grants of € 700.000 for a 2-year alliance; 1 million for 3-year alliance.

• European sport events. Grants of up to €2 million for sport event involving participants from at least 12 programme countries.

Additional Information: Pre-Financing option is valid depending on the duration of the project (Please refer “Financial Guidelines for Applicants” Priorities of the year can be found in annual work programme.

*As coordinator – institutions and organizations from Serbia are submitting applications to Foundation Tempus. As a partner – institutions and organizations from Serbia can participate in projects that are submitted to the national agency in some other programme country.

Please note that Key Action 1, Key Action 2 and Key action 3 are decentralised programs managed with Foundation Tempus as Jean Monnet Modules and Sport programs are centralised.

Tips for Applicants; Management and implementation structures is well established and overall the relationships are clear. The demand for Erasmus+ funding exceeds the funding available so the barriers for those who wish to enter the programme with no or little experience could be high. Nevertheless, application and implementation procedure are not complicated.

Programme Details;

Erasmus+ is EU Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for 2014-2020. It brings together the previous Lifelong Learning Programme, Youth in Action and five international cooperation programmes. It also includes sport.

Overall the programme is aimed at supporting the development of actions, cooperation and tools linked to the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy and its flagship initiatives. Erasmus+ is designed to support Member States’ efforts to use efficiently the potential of Europe’s human capital that remains underexploited, while confirming the principle of lifelong learning by linking support to formal, non-formal, and informal learning throughout the education, training and youth fields. In addition to providing grants for individuals, Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training and Youth institutions and organizations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe. It will also support national efforts to modernize Education, Training and Youth systems.

In the field of Sport, there will be support for grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.


Sub-Programme: KEY ACTION 1 (KA1) – LEARNING MOBILITY OF INDIVIDUALS

Projects under this Action promote transnational mobility activities targeting learners (students, trainees, apprentices, young people and volunteers), and staff (professors, teachers, trainers, youth workers, and people working in organizations active in the education, training and youth fields).


 Supported actions

•           Mobility of learners and staff: opportunities for students, trainees, young people and volunteers, as well as for professors, teachers, trainers, youth workers, staff of education institutions and civil society organizations

to undertake a learning and/or professional experience in another country.

•           Joint Master Degrees: high-level integrated international study programmes delivered by consortia of higher education institutions that award full degree scholarships to the best master students worldwide.

•           Master Student Loan Guarantee: higher education students can get a loan backed up by the Programme to go abroad for a full Master Degree. Students should refer to national banks or student loan agencies.

Budget

•           At least 63% of the total Erasmus+ budget for KA1 as a whole and of which:

•           At least 77,5% for the Education and Training field.

•           At least 10% for the Youth field.


Level of Financing (EU co-financing rate) For mobility activities the following lump sums apply:

•           For students: €700 per month

•           For staff: €70-€140 per day

•           For VET learners: €24-€96 per day


Sub-Programme: KEY ACTION 2 (KA2) – COOPERATION FOR INNOVATION AND THE EXCHANGE OF GOOD PRACTICES


The actions under Key Action 2 make it possible for organisations from different participating countries to work together, to develop, share and transfer best practices and innovative approaches in the fields of education, training and youth. More specifically, the following types of cooperation are supported:


  • Strategic Partnerships aim to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices at organizational, local, regional, national or European levels.
  • Knowledge Alliances aim at strengthening Europe’s innovation capacity and at fostering innovation in higher education, business and the broader socio-economic environment.
  • Sector Skills Alliances aim at tackling skills gaps, enhancing the responsiveness of initial and continuing Vocational, Education and Training (VET) systems to sector-specific labour market needs and demand for new skills with regard to one or more occupational profiles. The sectors that will be eligible under this Action are those which have constituted a European Sector Skills Council (Textile/Clothing/Leather, Commerce) and those with skills imbalances to which current Commission policies respond (Advanced Manufacturing).
  • Capacity Building projects are transnational cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of youth in Programme and Partner Countries. They can also involve organisations from the fields of education and training, as well as from other socio-economic sectors.


Supported actions

Transnational Strategic partnerships aimed to develop initiatives addressing one or more fields of education training and youth and promote innovation, exchange of experience and know-how between different types of organizations involved in education, training and youth or in other relevant fields. Certain mobility activities are supported in so far as they contribute to the objectives of the project.


Knowledge Alliances support the following activities:

• Boosting innovation in higher education, business and in the broader socio-economic environment;

• Developing entrepreneurship mind-set and skills;

• Stimulating the flow and exchange of knowledge between higher education and enterprises;

• Information and Communication Technologies;

• Environmental technologies (Eco-Innovation);

• Cultural and Creative sectors.


Sector Skills Alliances support the following activities:

• Defining skills and training provision needs in a given specific economic sector;

• Designing joint curricula;

• Delivering joint curricula.


Capacity Building projects support the following activities:

• promote strategic cooperation between youth organisations on the one hand and public authorities in Partner Countries on the other hand;

• promote the cooperation between youth organisations and organisations in the education and training fields as well as with representatives of business and labour market;

• raise the capacities of youth councils, youth platforms and local, regional and national authorities dealing with youth in Partner Countries;

• enhance the management, governance, innovation capacity and internationalisation of youth organisations in Partner Countries;

• launch, test and implement youth work practices, such as new forms of practical training schemes and simulation of real life cases in society; new forms of youth work, notably strategic use of open and flexible learning, virtual mobility, open educational resources (OER) and better exploitation of the ICT potential;

• cooperation, networking and peer-learning activities fostering efficient management, internationalisation and leadership of youth work organisations.


Budget

• At least 28% of total Erasmus+ budget for KA2 as a whole and of which:

- at least 77,5% for the Education and Training field.

- at least 10% for the Youth field.


Level of Financing (EU co-financing rate)

• Strategic Partnerships: Maximum grant: €150.000 per year (i.e. €12.500 per month).

• Knowledge Alliances & Sector Skills Alliances: Maximum EU contribution awarded for a 2-year KA €700.000, Max. EU contribution awarded for a 3-year KA €1 million.

• Capacity building in the field of youth: Maximum. grant awarded €150.000.


Sub-Programme: KEY ACTION 3 (KA3) – SUPPORT FOR POLICY REFORM


Structured Dialogue promotes the active participation of young people in democratic life and fosters debate around topics centered on the themes and priorities set by the Structured Dialogue and the renewed political framework in the youth field. Structured Dialogue projects can take the form of meetings, conferences, consultations and events. These events promote the active participation of young people in democratic life in Europe and their interaction with decision-makers. As a concrete result of these events, young people are able to make their voice heard (through the formulation of positions, proposals and recommendations) on how youth policies should be shaped and implemented in Europe.


Supported actions

• National meetings and transnational seminars that offer space for information, debate

and active participation of young people –in dialogue with youth decision-makers -on issues which are relevant to Structured Dialogue or to the EU Youth Strategy.

• National meetings and transnational seminars that prepare the ground for the official Youth Conferences organised during each semester by the Member State holding the turn of Presidency of the European Union.

• Events that promote debates and information on youth policy themes linked to the activities organised during the European Youth Week.

• Consultations of young people, with a view to find out their needs on matters relating to participation in democratic life (online consultations, opinion polls, etc.).

• Meetings and seminars, information events or debates between young people and decision- makers/youth experts around the theme of participation in democratic life.

• Events simulating the functioning of the democratic institutions and the roles of decision-makers within these institutions.


Budget

At least 4,2% of total Erasmus+ budget and of which at least 10% for the Youth field.

Level of Financing (EU co-financing rate)

Structured Dialogue Meeting: Maximum grant awarded €50.000.


Sub-Programme: Jean Monnet Activities


The Jean Monnet Actions aim at promoting excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. These Actions also aim at fostering the dialogue between the academic world and policy-makers, in particular with the aim of enhancing governance of EU policies.

  • Jean Monnet Module: A short teaching programme (or course) in the field of European Union studies at a higher education institution.
  • Jean Monnet Chair: A teaching post with a specialisation in European Union studies for university professors or senior lecturers.
  • Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence: A focal point of competence and knowledge on European Union subjects.


Jean Monnet Projects support innovation, cross-fertilisation and the spread of European Union content. Jean Monnet Support to Institutions that enhance teacher and training activities on European Union subjects at the postgraduate level and/or for other relevant stakeholders and Associations that have as their explicit purpose to contribute to the study of the European integration process. Jean Monnet Networks foster the creation and development of consortia of international players in the area of European Union studies.

 

 

Supported actions


Jean Monnet Modules (teaching and research):

• General or introductory courses on European Union issues (in particular at institutions

and faculties that do not yet have a highly developed course offering in the field).

• Specialised teaching on European Union developments (in particular at institutions and faculties that do already have a highly developed course offering in the field).

• Summer and intensive courses that are fully recognised.


Jean Monnet Chairs (teaching and research):

• Deepen teaching in European Union studies embodied in an official curriculum of a higher education institution.

• Conduct, monitor and supervise research on EU subjects, also for other educational levels such as teacher training and compulsory education.

• Provide in-depth teaching on European Union matters for future professionals in fields which are in increasing demand on the labour market; encourage, advise and mentor the young generation of teachers and researchers in European Union studies subject areas.


Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence:

• Organizing and coordinating human and documentary resources related to European Union studies.

• Leading research activities in specific European Union subjects (research function).

• Developing content and tools on EU subjects to update and complement the current courses and curricula (teaching function).

• Enhancing the debate and exchange of experiences about the EU (think-tank function).

• Systematic publication of the results of research activities.

 

Jean Monnet Networks (policy debate with the academic world):

• Gathering and promoting information and results on methodologies applied to high-level research and teaching on EU studies.

• Enhancing cooperation between different higher education institutions and other relevant bodies throughout Europe and around the world.

• Exchanging knowledge and expertise with a view to mutually enhancing good practices.

• Fostering cooperation and creating a high knowledge exchange platform with public actors and the European Commission services on highly relevant EU subjects.


Jean Monnet Support to Institutions and Associations

For institutions:

• Collect, elaborate, analyse and disseminate European Union facts and knowledge.

• Organise Master level courses on European Union issues or professional advanced training for practitioners, civil servants of local and regional authorities.

For associations:

• Organise and carry out statutory activities of associations dealing with European Union studies and European Union issues.

• Publicize European Union facts among a wider public enhancing active citizenship.


Jean Monnet Projects (policy debate with the academic world):

• Development and testing newly designed methodologies, content and tools on specific European Union topics.

• Development of academic content and tools specifically designed for students of faculties/ schools not normally dealing with EU issues.

• Creation of virtual classrooms on specific subject areas and testing them in different contexts.

• Design, production and implementation of self- training tools promoting active citizenship in the EU.

• Developing and delivering appropriate pedagogical content and new/adapted didactic material for the teaching of European Union issues at the level of primary and secondary education.

• Design and implementation of teacher training and continuing education for teachers, providing them with the appropriate knowledge and skills to teach European Union subjects.

• Provision of specifically designed activities on the European Union to pupils at the level of primary and secondary schools and in vocational education and training institutions.

• Boosting the level of knowledge and/or enhance the dynamic of a “department/chair/research team” in a given faculty/school which has expressed a specific interest/need via joint academic activities.

• Joint development of content and co-teaching for students involving several institutions. Participating institutions may organise common activities, preparation of tools supporting courses, delivery of courses on EU issues particularly in those disciplines not traditionally associated with this field of study.

• Supporting information and dissemination activities for staff of the public administration, for experts in specific subjects and for civil society as a whole.

• Organisation of conferences, seminars and/or roundtables in relevant European Union issues.


Budget

At least 1,9% of the total Erasmus+ budget.


Level of Financing (EU co-financing rate)

•           Jean Monnet Module: Max. grant awarded €30.000 (max. 75% of the total cost)

•           Jean Monnet Chair: Max. grant awarded €50.000 (max. 75% of the total cost)

•           Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence: Max. grant awarded €100.000 (max. 80% of the total cost)

•           Jean Monnet Support to Institutions and Associations:

-    For institutions no maximum ceiling.

-    For associations maximum grant awarded €50.000. (All projects: 80% of the total cost)

-    Jean Monnet Networks: Maximum grant awarded €300.000 (max. 80% of the total cost)

-    Jean Monnet Projects: Maximum grant awarded €60.000 (max. 75% of the total cost)


Sub-Programme: SPORT


The specific objectives in the field of sport are to:

• tackle cross-border threats to the integrity of sport, such as doping, match fixing and

violence, as well as all kinds of intolerance and discrimination;

• promote and support good governance in sport and dual careers of athletes;

• promote voluntary activities in sport, together with social inclusion, equal opportunities

and awareness of the importance of health- enhancing physical activity, through increased participation in, and equal access to sport for all.


Supported actions


Collaborative Partnerships that offer the opportunity to develop, transfer and/or implement innovative practices in different areas relating to sport and physical activity between various organisations and actors in and outside sport, including in particular public authorities at local, regional, national and European levels, sport organisations, sport-related organisations and educational bodies. Collaborative Partnerships support the following activities:

• Networking among key stakeholders.

• Identification and sharing of good practices.

• Development and implementation of training and educational modules.

• Activities to increase the competences of multipliers in the field of sport and to develop monitoring and benchmarking of indicators, notably as regards the promotion of ethical behaviours and codes of conduct among sportspeople.

• Awareness-raising activities on the value of sport and physical activity in relation to the personal, social and professional development of individuals.

• Activities to improve the evidence-base of sport to tackle societal and economic challenges.

• Activities to promote innovative synergies between the field of sport and the fields of health, education, training and youth.

• Conferences, seminars, meetings, events and awareness-raising actions underpinning the aforementioned activities.


Not-for-profit European sport events aiming to support the implementation of EU strategies in the areas of social inclusion and equal opportunities, notably the EU Gender Equality Strategy and the EU Disability Strategy and the implementation of the EU Physical Activity Guidelines, to encourage participation in sport and physical activity and the possible organisation of the European Week of Sport. The not-for-profit European sport events support the following actions:

• Organisation of training activities for athletes, coaches, organisers and volunteers in the run-up to the event.

• Organisation of the event.

• Organisation of side-activities to the sporting event (conferences, seminars).

• Implementation of legacy activities (evaluations, drafting of future plans).


Budget

The budget allocation for Sports is 1,8% (minimum percentage).

Level of Financing (EU co-financing rate)

• Collaborative Partnerships: Maximum grant awarded €500.000 (maximum 80% of the total eligible costs).

• Not-for-profit European sport event support: Maximum grant awarded €2 million (maximum 80% of the total eligible costs).



Find a Call;

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding_en

Work Programme;

https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/resources/documents/2020-annual-work-programme-implementation-erasmus-c2019-5823_en

Regulation:

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32013R1288

Documents for Applicants;

https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/resources/documents/applicants_en

 

Examples of Erasmus + Projects;


  • OER UPTAKE IN ADULT EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

End: 31-08-2016

EU Grant: 190191.67 EUR

Website: http://oerup.eu

Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for adult education

OERup! took up the need of promoting and fostering successful implementation of practices with OER in adult learning institutions in Europe, with the aim of raising awareness of the value to be derived from OER, as well as supporting an OER-friendly environment in education institutions to increase the uptake of Open Education practives. The core of OERup! was the development of a training package consisting of a blended-learning training concept and material on the topic of OER, addressing European adult education institutions (its management, staff and teachers).

  • Universal Design in Higher Education - Licence to Learn

End Date: Oct 31, 2016

EU Grant: 138000 EUR

www.ntnu.no,

Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for higher education

Topic: Access for disadvantaged ; Inclusion - equity ; Disabilities - special needs

The UDLL project aimed to include students with disabilities in Higher Education through implementing general principles of Universal Design (UD) and practical solutions from the pedagogical concept of Universal Design of Learning (UDL). The project aimed to fulfill measures and strategies set in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which states that the member states shall ensure an inclusive education system at all levels, and also goals set in the “social dimension” in the Bologna process about removing inequalities in higher education.

  • Future Skills for the Third Sector

End Date; Aug 31, 2017

EU Grant; 201,622 EUR

Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training

http://www.futur3skills.eu

Topic; Overcoming skills mismatches (basic/transversal) ; Labour market issues incl. career guidance / youth unemployment ; Quality Improvement Institutions and/or methods (incl. school development)

The Future Skills for the Third Sector (FUTUR3) project’s goal was to help third-sector employers (associations, NGOs, foundations etc.), employees and educational institutions training professionals in the field to understand and identify future skills needs in the field and to prepare for them. We focused particularly on volunteering professionals, such as volunteer managers.

 

Project Title

Topics

Project Status

EU Grant award in euros (This amount represents the grant awarded after the selection stage and is indicative. Please note that any changes made during or after the project's lifetime will not be reflected here.)

Interkulturelles Lernen im Kontext der europäischen Gemeinschaftsbildung

EU Citizenship, EU awareness and Democracy; Intercultural/intergenerational education and (lifelong)learning; Cooperation between educational institutions and business

ongoing

106.530,00

Personal- und Unterrichtsentwicklung mit Schwerpunkt Sprach- und Methodenkompetenz unter Einbezug der Digitalisierung

ICT - new technologies - digital competences; Cooperation between educational institutions and business; Teaching and learning of foreign languages

ongoing

44.285,00

ETS KULA ICT DEVELOPMENT

Intercultural/intergenerational education and (lifelong)learning; Quality Improvement Institutions and/or methods (incl. school development); ICT - new technologies - digital competences

ongoing

15.840,00

Empowering teachers for innovative and student-centered learning environment

New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses; ICT - new technologies - digital competences; Pedagogy and didactics

ongoing

13.950,00

Let's Flip Our Classroom

New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses; International cooperation, international relations, development cooperation; ICT - new technologies - digital competences

ongoing

9.330,00

Music school in a new dimension of education

Intercultural/intergenerational education and (lifelong)learning; New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses; International cooperation, international relations, development cooperation

ongoing

8.975,00

Edukacija i mobilnost u savremenoj školi

Regional dimension and cooperation; ICT - new technologies - digital competences; New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses

ongoing

10.655,00

BETTER WHEN CONNECTED

ICT - new technologies - digital competences; International cooperation, international relations, development cooperation; New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses

ongoing

10.980,00

New methods, a voyage to new education frontiers

New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses; ICT - new technologies - digital competences; Quality Improvement Institutions and/or methods (incl. school development)

ongoing

11.085,00

Mudriji zajedno

ICT - new technologies - digital competences; Entrepreneurial learning - entrepreneurship education; Quality Improvement Institutions and/or methods (incl. school development)

ongoing

16.765,00

Humanistic Approach to Education in an Interactive Classroom 

Creativity and culture; New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses; Entrepreneurial learning - entrepreneurship education

ongoing

11.255,00

Empowering diversity, inclusion and equity in our school- different or alike together we make a whole

Inclusion - equity; Migrants' issues; New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses

ongoing

11.565,00

Matura u mojoj školi

International cooperation, international relations, development cooperation; Quality Improvement Institutions and/or methods (incl. school development); Pedagogy and didactics

ongoing

6.850,00

Integrating Learning Analytics and Semantics in Problem Based Learning

Key Competences (incl. mathematics and literacy) - basic skills; New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses; ICT - new technologies - digital competences

ongoing

461.253,00

Successful Transition from secondary to higher education using Learning Analytics

ICT - new technologies - digital competences; Open and distance learning; Early School Leaving / combating failure in education

finalized

496.742,00

CARMA, RMA and other non-formal learning methods for Student Motivation

New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses; Quality Improvement Institutions and/or methods (incl. school development); Early School Leaving / combating failure in education

finalized

486.896,25

European ESL-Platform and Support Services

International cooperation, international relations, development cooperation; Early School Leaving / combating failure in education; Social dialogue

finalized

499.625,00

Financing Policies for Inclusive Education Systems – Effective funding tools for reducing disparity in education

Inclusion - equity; Disabilities - special needs; Economic and financial affairs (incl. funding issues)

ongoing

488.235,00