Analyse the need for training courses for your staff members. What impact do you want your school’s involvement in the EU programme to have on students’ learning? How many teachers would you like to involve in the international mobility? What methodologies, tools and areas in the curriculum would be most relevant for your teachers? Why do they need such courses?
To incorporate Erasmus+ throughout the whole school it is useful to bring decision makers from across all curriculum areas together in order to discuss how the programme can enhance:
- specific areas or subjects in the curriculum (e.g. STEM, media literacy);
- interdisciplinary learning (e.g. interdisciplinary approach to environmental sustainability, STEM and Values Integrated Learning – learning values through the medium of STEM curriculum);
- school values, culture and interpersonal skills (e.g. critical thinking, preventing prejudices and discrimination, intercultural understanding, anti-bullying, teamwork);
- learning and teaching approaches (e.g. sharing and implementing a more pupil-centred approach to learning).
This holistic perspective will enable your staff to identify a wide range of potential benefits for pupils and staff, irrespective of their academic discipline or professional role.
Download the Erasmus+ Programme Guide
Download the Erasmus+ Programme Guide for 2019 for additional information about the Staff Mobility projects. You can find it in English or in various languages.
Create your European Development Plan
A European Development Plan (EDP) is a requirement if you are applying for Staff Mobility (Key Action 1) and is recommended for any school interested in long-term involvement in Erasmus+.
Your EDP should cover:
- your organization’s needs, in terms of plans for the development of high-quality education and internationalisation (e.g. new learning and teaching methods or tools or professional development) and how the planned activities will help meet your needs;
- the impact you expect Erasmus+ to have on students’ learning, teachers, other staff and your school;
- how your school will integrate the competences and experiences acquired by your staff into curricula and organisational practice.
Match your idea with the Erasmus+ opportunities
In order to increase your chances to obtain the funding, you need to address in your project the priorities of the Erasmus+ Programme for your sector (school education or adult education) as well as the horizontal priorities.
You should also search on your National Agency´s website to see if there are any specific national priorities for your sector.
Activities that are an opportunity for teachers to gain competences in addressing the needs of pupils with disadvantaged backgrounds. Given the current context concerning young migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, particular attention will be also given to support projects that train teachers in such areas as training refugee children, intercultural classrooms, teaching pupils in their second language, classroom tolerance and diversity.
Activities that are an opportunity for staff of adult education organisations to gain competences in addressing the needs of adult learners with disadvantaged backgrounds. Given the current context concerning young migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, particular attention will be also given to support projects that train staff of adult education organisations in such areas as training refugee adult learners, intercultural classrooms, teaching adult learners in their second language, classroom tolerance and diversity.
Choose most suitable training course(s) for your staff members. Here you can find our different courses. We can also prepare tailor made courses adapted to your needs.
Register on the Participant Portal and get your PIC
To apply for Erasmus+ KA1 grant you must:
- First, check if your organisation already has a PIC (Participant Identification Code) number and an account on the Participant Portal. You can search by your organisation´s name and country here. If your organisation is already registered, you should not register again.
- If not, create an EU Login account (formerly ECAS) here
- Then, access the Participant Portal and register on behalf of the organisation/group in order to get your 9-digit PIC number.
Here you can find a guide on fill in the information on the Participant Portal correctly.
Upload the documents to prove legal status and financial capacity
When you register on the Participant Portal, you must also upload the following documents for your organisation:
Fill in relevant application form that you can find on the European Comission website or on your National Agency’s website. This year the application form will be via a e-form. To access it, you need to login with your EU Login. However, you can already see here PDF samples of the application forms.
Here you can find the contacts of your NA.
We can provide you support in the application process. If you need such assistance, please contact us.
We can also provide you with pre-registration documents for you to strengthen the application.
Results will be announced by May onwards on your National Agency´s website. When you receive news from your NA, you should get in touch with us for further arrangements regarding courses.
Don´t get disappointed. Remember that we can assist you preparing for the next year and improve your application.
You can also find useful tips for application and implementation of your project here. If you want more useful tips, do not hesitate to contact us and register for assistance.
We are offering personalized support for schools and adult education centers to apply for the ERASMUS+ KA1 staff mobility funding in order to send their staff members to training courses abroad.
Please contact us so that we send you our STAFF MOBILITY KIT with tips and useful information. For groups of minimum 8 teachers we offer personalized feedback via Skype or Whatsapp calls.
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