Organisations wanting to participate in Erasmus+ may engage in a number of development and networking activities, including strategic improvement of the professional skills of their staff, organisational capacity building, and creating transnational cooperative partnerships with organisations from other countries in order to produce innovative outputs or exchange best practices.
In addition, organisations facilitate the learning mobility opportunities for students, staff, trainees, apprentices, volunteers, youth workers and young people.
The benefits for involved organisations include an increased capacity to operate at an international level, improved management methods, access to more funding opportunities and projects, increased ability to prepare, manage, and follow-up projects, as well as a more attractive portfolio of opportunities for learners and staff at participating organisations.
Organizations can benefit from Erasmus+ thru the following Actions:
1. Key Action 1: Learning mobility of individuals – aims to encourage the mobility of students, staff, volunteers, youth workers, and young people:
- Higher education students and staff
- Vocational education and training learners and staff
- School education staff
- Adult education staff
- Young people and youth workers
- Large-scale European Voluntary Service events
- Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees
- Erasmus+ Master Loans
2. Key Action 2: Innovation and good practices – Opportunities for cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices are designed to modernise and reinforce education, training, and youth systems through :
- Strategic Partnerships
- Knowledge Alliances
- Sector Skills Alliances
- Capacity building (higher education)
- Capacity building (youth)
3. Key Action 3: Support for Policy Reform – opportunities under this Key Action contribute to supporting the overall EU policy agenda, the Education and Training 2020 cooperation framework, and the Youth Strategy through:
- Structured Dialogue
- Civil society cooperation: youth
- Civil society cooperation: education and training
- Initiatives for policy innovation
- Comprehensive policy frameworks for continuing Vocational Education and Training
- Support for small and medium sized enterprises engaging in apprenticeships
4. Jean Monnet – aims to promote excellence in teaching and research on EU studies around the world.
- Modules – short teaching programmes, of at least 40 hours per academic year, on general, specific, or multiple disciplines in the field of EU studies.
- Chairs – teaching posts with a specialisation in EU studies of at least 90 hours per academic year for university professors.
- Centres of Excellence – these centres are focal points of expertise and knowledge on EU subjects.
- Support to Associations – designed to contribute to the study of the European integration process, bringing together professors, teachers and researchers specialising in EU studies.
- Networks – designed to create and develop consortia on EU studies. Activities can include gathering information, exchanging practices, building knowledge, and promoting EU integration.
- Projects – aims to support innovation, knowledge-sharing, and communication on European issues.
5. Sport – actions in the field of sport are designed to promote participation in sport, physical activity, and voluntary activities.