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The European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme for 2014-2020 has supported thousands of projects to bring innovation into education and training across Europe. Schools across Europe have been able to benefit from the professional development opportunities through mobility activities and Strategic Partnership projects to exchange good practice and to innovate. While the current programme is coming to its end, a new Erasmus+ Programme for the period 2021-2027 is about to start with the aim to amplify and enhance to opportunities offered for schools.

The new programme brings along certain changes and some novelties that you will learn about in this course. This self-paced short course looks into the funding opportunities under the new programme for schools from pre-school to secondary education with focus on two main actions:

  1. Staff and learner mobility, so-called Key Action 1, allows teachers (including student teachers) and other school staff to attend training, engage in job shadowing, or carry out teaching assignments in another country. Supported activities also include group or class exchanges, participation in skills completions, as well as short-term and long-term stays for individual pupils.
  2. Partnerships for Cooperation, so-called Key Action 2, allow schools to work with other schools and organisations to improve teaching and learning approaches, and the quality and relevance of education and training. The action support two types of partnerships – Small-scale partnerships aimed at cooperation mainly between newcomers and grassroots organisations, and Cooperation partnerships aimed at achieving more substantial project results.

Do you want to know more? Join the course now!

The course will introduce the participants to the new Erasmus+ Programme, what it is and how their organisation can benefit from it.

As a participant, you will:

  • Discover the key elements and priorities of the new Erasmus+ Programme
  • Learn about the possibilities within Key Action 1 – Mobility
  • Learn about the possibilities within Key Action 2 – Cooperation
  • Understand the application process

Please note that:

  • The course does not replace the official information provided by the Erasmus+ website and Erasmus+ National Agencies: these sources always take precedence over this course
  • Completing this course does not guarantee the approval of your funding application

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Erasmus+ Funding Opportunities for Schools - 2021 Edition

Start date: 31/03/2021 12:00

End date: 31/12/2032 23:59

To join the course, please first register or log in to the School Education Gateway.

Start date

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

End date

Monday, 31 May 2021


This is a short course consisting of a single module divided into eight sections, followed by a quiz. All the sections are already open and can be completed at any time until Monday 31 May. The course has an estimated workload of three hours in total.

Target audience

The course is targeted at teachers, school leaders and internationalisation coordinators wanting to know more about Erasmus+ funding opportunities for their school or consortium (pre-primary up to upper secondary and vocational education and training), as well as those already involved in Erasmus+ projects.


Participants are expected to complete all modules in order to complete the course. A course badge is awarded upon completion. As there is no (formal or peer-review) assessment in the course, participants will not receive a certificate. The course badge can be exported to the Badgr Backpack.