Can I get a grant?

Funding is available for schools and colleges that provide general, vocational, or technical education at any level, from pre-school to upper secondary education, or for a VET organisation or an adult education organisation.

Participants can be teachers, trainers, headmasters, school and education managers, administrators, educational counsellors, career counsellors, other school staff, other adult education staff, other higher education staff, other non-governmental organisation staff, public servants and/or policy makers. All participants are in a working relationship with the sending school organisation.

Schools in Member States of the European Union can fully take part in every aspect of the Erasmus+ Programme. Some restrictions apply to Non-EU countries. More information on eligibility is available on the official Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

6 steps to fund your teacher training course

Only organisations can apply, not individuals.

If you are planning to prepare the application for your school, we recommend to organise your project with the help of a small internal team of dedicated teachers and staff of your school. We believe professional development of teachers is not a task for one single teacher: it is a task for a team. When you go abroad, we recommend to take one or more of your fellow teachers with you: together you will accomplish so much more.

Before starting, we just want to remind you of the deadline. For Erasmus+ KA1 projects deadline, the deadline is only once per year.

Applicants must submit their grant application before the deadline. Once this deadline has passed, you will have to wait until the following year to apply.

The 2021 Erasmus+ Programme Guide was published on 25th March 2021. Deadline for KA1: 11th May 2021

If you would like to apply for Erasmus+ KA1 project this is what you have to do before you start:

1. Leave plenty of time for planning and writing Erasmus+ KA1 Project. If you plan well ahead and leave enough time for writing and developing your ideas, your organisation might benefit immensely. If you are writing an Erasmus+ KA1 project, it is crucial to get familiar with all the information, rules and steps you need to know before even starting to write any of your project ideas. This can take a while so it is important to leave enough time to do all this. It is a good idea to start with reading carefully pages 4-14, pages 36-40, pages 93-100 of the 2021 Erasmus+ Programme guide and the Short-term projects for mobility of learners and staff in school education – model application form..

2. Choose the right course(s) for your needs: Create a list of colleagues who are interested to join our language courses and professional development courses. Assess their specific needs and your organisation’s needs. Discuss your idea with your colleagues and the head of your unit/department. Why does your school need this project? Choose one or more of our courses and select one or more of the available dates. Please, pre-register now! Course dates are confirmed once the minimum number of participants is reached. To avoid disappointment, please choose as many confirmed courses as you can and get in touch with us about the other available dates. Please, do not book flights or trains at this stage.

3. OID number. Organisations that have already participated in an Erasmus+ or European Solidarity Corps action managed by a National Agency have already register for their Organisation ID (OID) number. If your organisation is already registered, you don’t need to register it again: please, search for your organisation here. If you are not registered, you must first register your organisation in EU Login (formerly ECAS European Commission Authentication Service). Once your organisation has its EU Login, you then need to register your organisation at the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps organisation registration. Once the registration is completed, the organisation will receive an OID.

4. Contact your National Agency for more information or training. Each Programme Country has appointed one or more National Agencies. These National Agencies promote and implement the Programme at national level and act as the link between the European Commission and participating organisations at local, regional and national level. Some information might be specific to your country. Contact them and ask for appropriate information on the Erasmus+ Programme! Please, continue to liaise with us as we can support your application!

5. Fill in the form and submit. All applicants are required to submit the online application form to the appropriate National Agency of their country. We always invite interested institutions to start writing the project a few months in advance, since it might be a long procedure. We will be able to provide further support for those completing the application process and give you useful tips for your application success. To access this assistance from us, fill in the Erasmus+ support form. Our project application guide will help you submit your grant application by the deadline: it is advisable not to wait for the last minute to do it! If you already know your course and dates before your project is approved, please fill out the pre-registration form

6. Success! Most eligible countries publish their results in the late spring/early summer, but some National Agencies might publish results later. When you receive the results from your National Agency, please contact us immediately to discuss your arrangements for the course.