Unit 4 – Applying for ERASMUS+


Education, training and other non-formal youth learning opportunities are essentially important to create new employment opportunities and improve Europe’s competitiveness. Through the Erasmus+ Programme, the European Union (‘EU’) has allocated and invested billions of Euro to strengthen education, training, youth and sport in Europe, thereby allowing young people to gain experience and enhance their skills by studying, training or volunteering abroad. The Erasmus+ Programme has supported numerous organisations and other entities to set up and organise projects with the aim of boosting skills and youth employability whilst modernising education, training and youth work.

This Unit focuses on the application process which participants should follow to submit their proposed projects and receive financial support from the Erasmus+ Programme. The first part of the Unit focuses on the preparatory stage of identifying the right Erasmus+ Action under which the proposed project should be submitted. This first part also includes an overview of the Actions set by the Erasmus+ Programme that can be implemented by the projects submitted by participants and participant organisations. The unit then identifies the participants of the Erasmus+ Programme and the eligible countries participating in the Programme.

The third section of the unit lists the process for submitting an Erasmus+ Programme application. The process consists mainly of 4 steps which have to be followed by the applicant, depending on the Action being targeted by the proposed project. General information about the eligibility criteria, the exclusion criteria, the selection criteria and the award criteria is also provided within this section of the unit. In addition, the unit briefly discusses the information required to fill in the application form to show the relevance of the project, the quality of design and implementation, the quality of the team and cooperation, the impact and sustainability of the project. Within the final section of this unit, the evaluation process carried out by the National or Executive Agency was considered.

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