Erasmus Plus Guide

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The Ultimate Erasmus Plus Guide

Our Erasmus Plus Guide will tell you all you need to know about Erasmus+: what it is, how it works, who is eligible, how to apply, all the programme benefits, our courses available for Teachers and Higher Education Staff, and much more.

Welcome to the world of Erasmus+!


Your Erasmus+ Journey Starts Here & Now!

Would you like to know what Erasmus+ is and how this EU-funded programme works? In this comprehensive Erasmus Plus Guide, you will find all essential information about this initiative, including how to apply for Erasmus+, who is eligible for the programme, how to maximise the benefits, what types of courses and projects funded by Erasmus+ are available, and much more alongside links to further resources.

But that’s not all. You can also check the Atlantic Language School Erasmus+ courses for teachers and higher education staff and our projects funded by Erasmus+. The course selection and content have been developed by our expert Erasmus+ team in collaboration with other educational institutions across Europe.

If you want to explore all the opportunities and benefits of Erasmus+, the Erasmus Plus Guide is for you. Join us on this educational journey and discover how you can expand your horizons through participation in this exciting EU-funded programme.

What is Erasmus+?

Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth, and sport in Europe. Eligible participants can avail of funded opportunities to take part in courses, exchanges, and cross-country projects.

Staff from all education sectors are eligible to apply for Erasmus+ grants and participate in training courses or collaborative projects as part of the Erasmus+ Key Action 2 programme.

Primary, secondary school and adult education staff can apply for courses to improve their English language skills, develop English teaching skills for the classroom or prepare to teach other subjects in English to students whose mother tongue isn’t English.

Third-level academics, teachers, and researchers can also benefit from the Erasmus+ programme by applying for Staff Mobility grants. They can participate in English language courses or programmes designed to develop academic writing, presentation or teaching skills.

Third-level administrative staff are also eligible for Staff Mobility grants to attend training programmes to develop English language communication, business or team-building skills.

KA2 projects offer huge benefits to the European education sector, inviting partners from across Europe to combine their expertise in innovative ways to promote the productive exchange of knowledge across borders. Projects inspired by the current Erasmus+ priorities – Inclusion and Diversity, Digital Transformation, Participation in Democratic Life, or Environment and the fight against Climate Change – are adding valuable insights into the field of youth and education work.

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How Does Erasmus+ Work?

The Erasmus+ programme provides grants to institutions and individuals to facilitate participation in training courses, exchanges, and cross-country projects. Educational institutions such as universities, colleges, vocational, secondary, and primary schools can apply for grants as institutions. Staff will then be invited to apply to participate in individual training programmes or project-based activities.

If you would like to apply for an Erasmus+ grant for staff training, please contact your institution’s International or Erasmus+ Coordinator for more information.

To participate in one of Atlantic Language’s Erasmus+ courses, please register with Atlantic Language using our Erasmus+ Registration Form for TEACHERS or HIGHER EDUCATION STAFF. We will then confirm your place on a course with a Letter of Invitation or Acceptance. You may need this confirmation when applying to your institution for a grant.

When you apply for funding for an Erasmus+ course, your institution may ask you to co-sign a Mobility Agreement in which you must provide details of both the Sending and the Receiving Institutions, the learning objectives and outcomes of your course, and the signatures of your Erasmus+ / International coordinator and the Atlantic Language school director. You will find the course descriptions and learning objectives of all our Erasmus+ courses on the fact sheet provided on each course page on our website. If you email your Mobility Agreement to [email protected] we will return a signed copy to you as soon as possible.

What Are the Benefits of Erasmus+?

For teachers and higher education staff participating in the Erasmus+ programme offers many opportunities for both personal and professional development:

  • Expand and develop your professional skills – English language fluency, communication, public speaking, pedagogical strategies, team building, etc.
  • Study abroad in a new environment
  • Share knowledge and expertise with partners from other countries and cultures
  • Experience a new culture
  • Networking – make valuable professional contacts with fellow educational staff from across Europe

Who Is Eligible to Apply for Erasmus+ Funding?

Erasmus+ offers mobility and cooperation opportunities for teachers and staff from the following sectors:

  • Higher Education
  • Vocational Education and Training
  • Secondary and Primary Education
  • Adult Education
  • Youth Work
  • Sports Education

Staff from all these sectors can apply for an Erasmus+ grant to participate in training opportunities abroad.

Atlantic Language offers training programmes for staff working in Higher Education institutions, academic and teaching staff, and administrative and support staff.

We also provide courses for teachers, principals, and staff from Adult Education Colleges, Vocational Schools, Secondary, and Primary Schools.

How to Apply for Erasmus+?

If you want to participate in an Erasmus+ course you must apply through an organisation such as your university, school, training centre or similar. Ask your organisation whether they are already part of an Erasmus+ project or are in the process of applying for a project grant.

If your organisation has an International Office or an Erasmus+ Coordinator they can provide you with the relevant information and explain the application procedure.

Usually, as part of the application, you must show that you have been offered a place on a suitable Erasmus+ course. Atlantic Language is happy to help! We provide a Letter of Invitation to Erasmus+ participants who register for one of our courses.

What Countries Are Eligible for Erasmus+ Funding?

  • All EU Member States are eligible to take part in the Erasmus+ programme.
  • In addition, certain countries who are “associated” with the programme including certain Members of the European Economic Area (EEA): Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein;
  • Acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates: North Macedonia, the Republic of Turkiye, and Republic of Serbia
  • A number of other countries not associated with the programme can take part in certain Actions subject to specific criteria. For more information about these countries please look HERE

How Much Is an Erasmus+ Grant?

Erasmus+ grants contribute to your costs for travel, subsistence, and training. The amount will vary depending on:

  • The receiving country (the country to which you are travelling)
  • The level of demand from staff from your country who intend to train abroad
  • The distance between your country and the receiving country
  • The availability of other financial sources in your country or region

Please ask your Erasmus+ coordinator or the responsible person in your educational facility for information about the grant provided in your region.

If you need further information about the costs of Atlantic Language courses, please check out our Price List HERE. For questions about the expenses involved in travelling to Ireland, CONTACT US at your convenience via the link.

What Is an Erasmus+ Course?

An Erasmus+ Course is a training period, lasting a minimum of 2 days, excluding travel time, for which you can apply for funding through your organisation.

Atlantic Language provides 5-day training courses designed for teachers and higher education staff wishing to travel to a programme or partner country as part of the Erasmus+ programme.

Before you begin your training, the sending institution (your university, school or other organisation) and the receiving institution (in this case Atlantic Language) sign a Mobility Agreement outlining your learning goals, rights, and responsibilities.

What is Erasmus+ KA1?

Erasmus+ Key Action 1 or KA1 refers to actions that support the Learning Mobility of Individuals.

Organisations active in education, training, or youth work will receive support from the Erasmus+ Programme to carry out projects promoting different types of mobility. The following types of MOBILITY PROJECTS are supported under Key Action 1 of the Erasmus+ Programme:

In the field of Education and Training:

  • Mobility projects for higher education students and staff 
  • Mobility projects for VET learners and staff
  • Mobility projects for school pupils and staff 
  • Mobility projects for adult education learners and staff

Erasmus+ KA1 enables higher education teaching and administrative staff to participate in professional development activities abroad. It also supports staff from the world of work to teach and train students or staff at higher education institutions. The activities may include teaching and training periods such as job shadowing, observation periods, and training courses. In addition, Key Action 1 supports blended intensive programmes, allowing groups of higher education institutions to jointly develop blended mobility curricula and activities for students and academic and administrative staff. Please see HERE for further information

KA1 also supports schools and other organisations active in school education wishing to organise learning mobility activities for pupils and staff.

A wide range of activities are supported, including job shadowing and professional development courses for staff, individual and group mobility for pupils, contributions from invited experts, and more. Please click HERE for further information.

What Is Erasmus+ KA2?

Erasmus+ Key Action 2 or KA2 refers to actions based on cooperation among organisations and institutions. Participating organisations will jointly apply to fund a project based on the CURRENT PRIORITIES of the Erasmus+ programme.

Such projects are expected to contribute significantly to these priorities, to bring positive and long-lasting effects on the participating organisations, on the policy systems in which such Actions are framed, and the organisations and persons directly or indirectly involved in the organised activities.

KA2 is expected to result in the development, transfer, and/or implementation of innovative practices at organisational, local, regional, national or European levels.

Depending on the field addressed and the type of applicant, these actions are managed either by the National Agencies or the European Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). All details on who is eligible and where to apply are specified in the sections below. Please see HERE for further information.

What Atlantic Language Courses are Eligible for Erasmus+ Funding?

Atlantic Language offers a range of specially designed Erasmus+ courses which are 5 days in duration and are scheduled for particular weeks of the year as per our ERASMUS+ CALENDAR.

Our English language courses are also eligible for Erasmus+ funding, for example, our Intensive General English course which is available for participation at 5 levels from A2 – C1, every week throughout the year.

How Can Atlantic Language Help with the Erasmus+ Application Process?

If you wish to apply through your institution for Erasmus+ funding to attend a course in Atlantic Language, we will provide you with a Letter of Invitation confirming that you can attend your preferred course at our school. To get a Letter of Invitation please use our Erasmus+ Registration Form for HIGHER EDUCATION STAFF or TEACHERS and register for the course. We will then send you a Confirmation of Booking and a Letter of Invitation which you can submit with your funding application. By registering with us, you are making a provisional booking, but no payment will be required until your funding has been approved.

When you apply for funding for an Erasmus+ course, your institution will ask you to co-sign a Mobility Agreement in which you must provide details of both the Sending and the Receiving Institutions, the learning objectives and outcomes of your course, and the signatures of your Erasmus+ / International coordinator and the Atlantic Language school director.

You will find the course descriptions and learning objectives of all our Erasmus+ courses on the fact sheet provided on each course page on our website. If you are a teacher you can check out our ERASMUS+ TEACHER COURSES HERE. If you are Higher Education staff you can find our ERASMUS+ HIGHER EDUCATION STAFF COURSES HERE

You can email your Mobility Agreement to [email protected], our School Director, and our team will return a signed copy to you as soon as possible.

What Is Atlantic Language’s Organisation ID (OID)?

  • The Organisation ID is the unique code each organisation or institution needs to take part in the Erasmus+ programme and projects.
  • OIDs are used to guarantee that European funding is only supplied to authentic organisations.
  • OIDs are generated centrally by the European Commission.
  • The OID is composed of the letter E and eight digits.

Atlantic Language’s Organisation ID is:


Find out more about the Organisation ID on the European Commission website

Still have questions or doubts about Erasmus+?

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Erasmus Plus Guide

For over 30 years Erasmus has been funding training opportunities for staff working in education, both in teaching and non-teaching capacities. As an Erasmus-recognised organisation, Atlantic provides professional development opportunities for:

  • Higher Education Staff – professors, lecturers, doctoral students, administrators, and coordinators working in Third Level Institutions
  • Vocational Education and Training Staff – people working in vocational education and training (VET)
  • Adult Education – teachers and staff working in the adult education sector
  • Secondary School Staff – teachers, principals, and staff working in secondary school education

Courses for Teachers

Atlantic Language provides education opportunities for teachers from Erasmus+ Programme & Partner countries who are part of or who would like to participate in a Key Action 1 (KA1) project. If your institution is accredited for the 2021 – 2027 Erasmus Programme we can offer ready-made courses which reflect the priorities for 2021-27.

Check out our Eramus+ Courses for Teachers, choose the one that suits you best and apply now!

Courses for Higher Education Staff

Atlantic Language provides a range of Erasmus+ courses for Higher Education staff. These training courses are designed to meet the professional development needs of third-level or university staff who need to teach, communicate and network in English. If you work in a Higher Education Institution as an academic, researcher, teacher, administrator or coordinator we can offer you a course to suit your professional requirements.


Participation in any Erasmus course can be funded by applying through your academic institution for a grant. As the Organising or Receiving Institution, Atlantic College, will provide the required documents including the Staff Mobility for Training (STT) invitation, work plan, and Certificate of Participation.

Please see HERE for further information.

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Erasmus Projects

Atlantic Language participates in several funded Erasmus projects involving focused collaborations with partners in both third and second-level education from many European countries.

Current KA2 projects include CLILMED (2019-1-PL01-KA203-065700), which aims to increase the capacity of academic teachers teaching in English in the field of medical and healthcare;  BOOST (2020-1-CZ01-KA226-SCH-094423), which aims to create innovative interactive digital resources to support teachers of students aged 8 – 14 who are learning English;  ENGLIFE (2020-1-PL01-KA226-SCH-095824), which aims to use education technology to develop a virtual learning resource network for teaching English to secondary students; STEP (2021-1-ES01-KA210-ADU-034996), a study of how blended learning, online teaching, hybrid classes or the concurrent classroom can contribute towards promoting equal opportunities in rural areas.

Atlantic Erasmus+ Courses

Atlantic Language School offers a wide range of courses eligible for Erasmus+ funding such as ICT, CLIL, English language, teambuilding, teaching techniques, new methodologies, writing skills, communication skills, and other soft skills. All our Erasmus+ courses and trainings are designed to address professional needs and develop skills using innovative teaching methods, technology, and strategies.


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