Aims of the E+ Education and Training Programme:
TO PROMOTE A EUROPE OF KNOWLEDGE
To encourage the development of a Europe of knowledge at all levels of education and training.
To contribute to internationalisation and excellence in education and training in the EU, driving creativity, innovation and a spirit of entrepreneurship, while promoting equality, social cohesion and active citizenship.
TO SUPPORT INTELLIGENT GROWTH
To contribute to achieving intelligent, sustainable and inclusive growth as set out in the 2020 Europe Strategy by developing pre-school education, decreasing school drop-out rates, improving professional training, boosting the number of university graduates in Europe and increasing the employability of young adults.
Aims of the National Agency:
To raise the recognition rate of learning results in mobility activities.
To foster participation in Key-Action 1 – mobility projects – to improve the basic skills of participants.
Through strategic partnerships, to foster synergies and cooperation among educational and training sectors, youth and the labour market.
To improve the international dimension of education, training and youth activities as well as the role of workers and youth organizations as supporting youth structures and by upholding support mobility projects with Partner Countries.
Efficient and effective Programme management.
To promote the cross-sectoral dimension of Strategic Partnerships.
To promote the participation in the Programme of people with special needs or fewer opportunities.
The programme includes the following Actions and activities:
KA1 - Learning Mobility for of Individuals
KA2 - Co-operation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices
KA3 - Support for Policy Reform
Jean Monnet Activities
The Erasmus + Education and Training National Agency (E+ET NA / AN E+EF) manages only a part of KA1 and KA2.
For KA1, it coordinates, at a national level, the mobility of School Education, Vocational Education and Training, Higher Education and Adult Education, promoting the learning of staff and learners (students and trainees) as shown in the following outline:
Vocational Education and Training
Although the designation is “Individual Mobility”, people cannot apply individually. Applications must be presented by institutions.
For KA2, the E+ET NA deals with Strategic Partnerships, these assuming various possible formats:
Projects whose aim is to develop innovative products
With the organization of learning, teaching and training activities
Without the organization of learning, teaching and training activities
Vocational Education and Training
Partnerships among regional authorities
In addition to actions managed by the E+ET NA, the Erasmus+ Programme also funds:
Transnational Cooperation Activities (TCA)
TCAs HELP NATIONAL AGENCIES FULFILL THEIR OBJECTIVES
The objective of Transnational Cooperation Activities (TCAs) among national agencies is to support the Erasmus+ Programme in the fulfilling of its goals and priorities. In the field of education and training, TCAs aim to support: the implementation of high quality content in Erasmus+ and the mobilisation of a large number of organisations and individuals to whom the Programme is addressed; cooperation among organisations active in the areas of education and training; development of work in the areas of education and training. For more information, please see the website.