Erasmus+ School Education
Erasmus+ aims to improve the quality of teaching and learning from pre-primary through to secondary level in schools across Europe.
The programme provides opportunities for schools to work together with partners in Europe and to develop the professional skills of their staff. Activities support sharing of good practice and testing of innovative approaches that address shared challenges, such as developing basic skills, tackling disadvantage or preventing early school leaving. Activities can foster links with the world outside school and other fields of education and training. Any organisation active in the field of school education (pre-primary through to secondary level) in a participating country can take part (some activities are reserved for schools and local/regional authorities responsible for school education) Key Action 1: Learning Mobility of Individuals
Mobility projects in the field of School Education contains
- a teaching assignment: this Activity allows teachers or other school education staff to teach at a partner school abroad.
- a staff training: this Activity supports the professional development of teachers, principals, heads of school or other school education staff in the form of: a) participation in structured courses or training events abroad; b) a job shadowing/observation period abroad in a partner school or another relevant organisation active in the field of school education.
These activities are also 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. Key Action 2: Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices
Strategic Partnership projects in the field of School Education
Erasmus+ provides opportunities for the development of partnerships with schools and organisations across Europe to improve the standard and quality of teaching and learning.
The "Strategic Partnerships" allow partners to work together on issues of shared interest during 1-3 years in order to produce innovative project outputs (such as curricula, handbooks, methodologies, etc.) and/or engage in exchange of good practices and new forms of co-operation with partners from different fields.
In order to receive funding, the projects are expected to address at least one European policy objective either specifically in the field of school education or horizontally, in the broader field of education, training and youth. The relevant policy priorities are specified in the Programme Guide.
The following opportunities exist for schools and other organisations:
- Cross-sectoral projects on issues of shared interest and relevance between organisations from different countries, socio-economic sectors and fields of education and training with the possibility of co-operation to improve teaching and learning;
- Partnerships between local and regional authorities, schools and other organisations that establish international links and give school issues more weight in local government;
- Partnerships for exchange of good practices in areas of shared interest with possibilities of teacher and pupil exchanges.