The European Students’ Union (ESU) is an organisation that includes 45 National Unions of Students in 39 countries; it represents the cultural, social, educational and economic interests of students at a European level. Learn more >
Public competitions taking place in the European Union institutions and entities, especially those located in Portugal. Learn more >
Vocational Education and Training (VET) institutions may apply for mobility activities through the European Credit System for Vocational Education & Training (ECVET). A condition for using ECVET is participating in an ECVET partnership binding organisations involved in: identification of satisfactory learning results during mobility activities; providing VET programmes suitable to the required needs; learning results assessment; validation and recognition of trainee credits upon their return to the respective institutions in their home countries. Teams of national experts promote the adoption, application and use of ECVET in Programme countries and advise competent teaching and professional training institutions. Learn more >
National coordinators appointed by national authorities contribute to implementing the European Framework to ensuring quality in Vocational Education and Training. Their aim is to implement the work programme, to foster the development of the EQAVET framework, ensure quality, measure success, identify areas to be improved and ensure that information is effectively addressed to all interested parties. Learn more >
The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) is the largest student association in Europe. It was created in 1989 and registered in 1990 to support and develop student exchange. It operates in more than 430 HEI in 37 countries, it has roughly 13,500 active members and involves approximately 29,000 young people providing services to around 180,000 international students annually. Learn more >
Designed to help people to document skills and qualifications in a clear and transparent way throughout Europe, Europass facilitates communication between job applicants and employers as well as mobility for the purposes of work or study. The first point of contact for any individual or organisation interested in using or getting to know more about Europass is the National Europass Centre, which coordinates all activities related to Europass documents.Learn more >
Do you participate or have participated in Erasmus+ projects? This is the opportunity to make your project known or to share your experience. Join the #Erasmusdays.
Erasmusdays III edition – Let’s celebrate together the Erasmus+ Programme!
This ESN project seeks to support students with disabilities, helping them overcome barriers to their participation in international mobility projects. Studying abroad is challenging for all young people, but can prove to be even more difficult for students with special needs. Learn more >
Opportunities for international travel can be found here. Learn more >
Mov'in Europa (ME)
This is another ESN initiative to promote learning through information sharing and learning experiences in the context of international mobility. Mov'in Europe ambassadors reveal international mobility opportunities, including mobility for studies, internships or even volunteer activities. Learn more >
NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) is the national centre devoted to addressing issues related to academic recognition of foreign degrees and diplomas in higher education.
This centre includes the ENIC-NARIC network, composed by information centres in European Union member countries and those in other countries members of the Council of Europe and UNESCO. Learn more >
The NA took an important step in creating an internal working group (WG) aiming at addressing issues of inclusion. It seeks to boost the participation of learners and education professionals who face obstacles to participate in the Erasmus+ Programme.
This WG organizes an annual event designed not only to celebrate the International Day of People with Disabilities (held on November 30, when this date falls on a week day), but also to promote the Erasmus+ Programme. The aim is to raise awareness for training opportunities addressed to professionals in education and training, and to provide information about institutions related to special needs in Europe; it also deals with relevant issues that inspire not only the fight against exclusion, but also the creation of projects, either for professional mobility or transnational partnerships. Learn more >
Network of Role Models
In a Europe standing up to the growth of inequality and the threat of violent radicalization, it is essential to bring to the forefront common European values, such as democracy, solidarity and respect for human rights. This initiative stresses social inclusion, international understanding and critical thinking. Presenting inspirational models that help integrate common daily life values that can help Europe build prosperous, tolerant and inclusive societies.
The European Commission created a network supported by Erasmus+ Programme that allows local actors to invite inspirational people to share their experiences with young people and inspire them to overcome real-life difficulties.
Erasmus+ NAs are implementing these initiatives themselves or in cooperation with local partners. In Portugal, the NA has opted to partners called on from five regions (North, Centre, Lisbon and the Tagus Valley, the Algarve and the autonomous region of Madeira). Municipalities play a fundamental role in implementing this initiative through inspirational models (Role Models) selected to address diverse socio-educational issues and by carrying out activities along one year. Now, there is the possibility of continuity until 2020.Learn more >
A search engine for educational opportunities in Europe. Learn more >
The internship platform for students and international projects co-financed by the European Union between 2011 and 2014 in the frame of the Erasmus+ Programme for the European virtual projects and traineeships market. Learn more >
European Qualifications Framework (CEDEFOP)
National Coordinators support National Authorities in establishing the National Qualifications Framework, which references the European Qualifications Framework and includes areas related to certificates of qualification, diplomas and Europass documents issued by the relevant authorities. Learn more >
This network contributes to a better understanding of the structure and organisation of European systems of education. It includes detailed descriptions and general perspectives of national education systems, comparative thematic reports, indicators and statistics and a variety of facts and figures on education, such as national educational structures, school calendars, teacher salary comparisons and required teaching periods in the various countries and levels of education. Learn more >
The European network of national information and resource centres, whose aim is to promote European educational and professional training and provide information about lifelong learning and mobility for learning purposes, is designed for vocational guidance experts and decision makers in both the educational and the employment sectors in European countries. Learn more >
European Language Label
The European Language Label is awarded to local, regional, and national projects that have found creative ways to improve the quality of language teaching, motivate learners, make the best use of available resources to diversify the languages on offer, and other innovative initiatives.
The European Language Label is granted to inspiring initiatives encouraging learning languages as part of the shared European goal to enable citizens to communicate in two languages other than their mother tongue.
Every year or every two years, a number of innovative projects have been awarded this Label across Europe. The Label covers all levels of education, and addresses everyone and all sectors. All languages, including sign languages, are eligible. Learn more >