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Erasmus+ Funding For Teachers

A Unique Chance To Go Abroad and Enhance Your Career

Erasmus+ is a European Union program that provides funding for education, training, youth, and sport activities. Named after the Renaissance scholar Desiderius Erasmus, the program aims to support the development of knowledge, skills, and competencies of individuals and organizations, and to promote mobility and cooperation within and beyond the EU.

What is Erasmus+ for teachers?

Erasmus+ for teachers refers to the specific opportunities and funding available through the program for teachers to participate in professional development activities, such as teacher training courses, job shadowing, and teaching or training abroad. These activities can help teachers to acquire new skills, knowledge, and experience, and to share best practices with colleagues from other countries.

A thing worth knowing is that the Erasmus+ mobility for educational staff falls into the Key Action 1 (KA1) category. This is an important piece of information you need to keep in mind to create your Erasmus+ application.

Am I Eligible For Funding?

Erasmus+ funding is available for EU citizens, as well as nationals of Iceland, Turkey, Macedonia, Lichtenstein and Norway.

Erasmus+ helps to cover course fees, travel costs, subsistence costs and preparation costs for teachers and trainers who wish to travel for professional development.

To participate in Erasmus+ for teachers, individuals must be employed as teachers or trainers at a school, university, or other educational institution, and must be based in a participating country. The program is open to teachers at all levels of education, from primary to higher education. Funding is available for short-term mobility activities, as well as for longer-term projects involving partnerships between educational institutions.

Information on guidelines of eligibility, grant criteria and application procedures can be found in the Erasmus+ programme guide and the Technical Guidelines for completing application e-Forms. For more information, see the Erasmus+ press release, follow them on Facebook, Twitter or contact your National Agency for details on the process and priorities in your country.

How can I apply for eductional staff KA1 mobilities?

Our 7 step guide to success

  1. Identify the person in your school who is responsible for staff development and talk to them about EU funding and Teacher Development courses.
  2. Find out which course is right for you and your school. Get inspired by checking out our staff mobility programs!
  3. Study the information available: see the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.
  4. If your school does not have one already, draw up a European Development Plan. This should identify your school’s development and training objectives for the next one or two years, underlining it’s European dimension.
  5. If you or your school have not already registered with the Education Participant Portal, then do this now. You can do this here. A step-by-step guide can be found here. This process will give you a PIC number, which you will need for your application.
  6. Once you have done this, you can start to complete the application forms. The application process is managed by the National Agency of where the applicant organization or consortium is based.
  7. Contact us and we will be happy to help you with the project preparation! We will send you our ERASMUS+ Application Template which will be a useful reference for writing down a successful project. Our international project coordinator, Orsolya, will be happy to guide you through all the steps.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can check out our website, for example. Under courses, you will learn about our wide range of Erasmus+ tailored staff mobility courses in digital skills, teaching skills, personal developement or Spanish.

You must apply under ‘Key Action 1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals’.

No, only organizations can apply. Your school/college/institution is an organization, so you can apply through your school. The training you apply for has to fit into your school/college/institution European Development Plan.

Each school should have a development plan (sometimes called a ‘school development plan,’ sometimes a ‘European development plan’). This is a document which describes the training and professional development taking place in your school, and how it fits with European objectives. Your school can have a development plan for one or two years. The final funding application should be for the total amount necessary for all staff training. If the funding is awarded, you and your school/ organization can then choose which course or courses you would like to participate in.

Your school counts as an organization, and you can apply through your school. Before your school can apply for funding, a nominated person will need to register with the European Commission Participation Portal. Once this has been done, this person will need to register the educational organization and get a PIC number. For more information, Erasmus+ have provided a step-by-step guide to completing this process.

The head of the school, or the assigned person for professional training and development.

Your school must apply for the total amount needed to cover all training as identified in the European Development Plan. The money will cover course fees, travel costs and living and accommodation expenses while abroad.

Kindly check the most recent deadlines for your mobility project at

All applications have to be made through your National Agency.

Application forms should be available on your National Agency website, but in order to get started on your application straight away, check out the official Erasmus+ website at

You will be told if your application has been successful within max. 10-12 weeks after the application deadline.

For more info, please visit the Erasmus+ FAQs page or contact your National Agency. Also, see the European Commission’s full guide to Erasmus+. National agencies are the body in your country who are responsible for applications and information for the Erasmus+ programme. Many National Agencies will be holding informative seminars and distributing information to schools nationally. Contact your National Agency to find out what is happening in your country.

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