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What is Erasmus+ Programme?

Erasmus+ Programme is a new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and sport for 2014–2020. The Erasmus+ Programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as to modernise Education, Training, and Youth work. Apart from supporting transnational partnerships and modernisation of education systems, the programme also provides opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.

One part of the Erasmus+ Programme finances training courses for professionals. This part of the programme is called Key Action 1 (KA1): Learning mobility of individuals.

What support is available?

The Programme supports the participation of professionals in international courses in different European countries.

In case you decide to come to our course, the grant covers 100 % of the expenses.

We charge you 800 EUR (including accommodation, half board and cultural programme) whereas you will receive more than 1,325 EUR in the following categories:

1) Travel

You will receive a contribution to the travel costs which covers the journey from your place of origin to Prague. The grant is calculated according to your travel distance.

  • For travel distances between 100 and 499 km: 180 EUR per participant
  • For travel distances between 500 and 1999 km: 275 EUR per participant
  • For travel distances between 2000 and 2999 km: 360 EUR per participant
  • For travel distances between 3000 and 3999 km: 530 EUR per participant
  • For travel distances between 4000 and 7999 km: 820 EUR per participant
  • For travel distances of 8000 km or more: 1100 EUR per participant

For calculating the distance, you have to use the EC Distance Calculator.

2) Organisational Support

You will receive 350 EUR/person as a support for costs directly linked to mobility activities.

If you decide to come to our courses, we charge you 180 EUR/participant and the rest is for your organisation (organisational costs, preparation activities, validation). For the 180 EUR we will arrange catering during the lectures including lunch, social dinner and cultural programme for the participant.

3) Course Fee

You will receive 70 EUR/day.

If you decide to come to our courses, we will charge you 350 EUR for a 5 day course. This amount will completely cover the tuition, training materials and VAT.

4) Individual Support

You will receive up to 140 EUR/day. This amount covers the costs of living in Prague (accommodation and meals). If you decide to come to our course, we will charge you 270 EUR for accommodation with breakfast in the hotel where the lectures will take place.

Who can apply?

The support is available for organisations, not for individuals. Every organisation based in a Programme country can apply for a grant under KA1. Programme countries include all EU countries plus the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Turkey. In one application, your organization can apply for multiple places at the same training course or in different courses.

How can my organisation apply for a grant?

If you do not have experience with EU proposals, filling in an application for an EU grant can be a bit confusing. You can find the necessary information of the website of your National Agency, and we at the European Development Agency are also at your disposal for questions.

Here is what you have to do:

Step 1: Find an interesting course for you. We hope you will decide for one of our courses. Please let us know.

Step 2: In order to apply you will need a PIC code for your organisation. Register in the EU Participant Portal to get it for your organisation. When writing Erasmus+ mobility proposal, you will also need our PIC code, which is 945 175 276.

Step 3: Download an application form from your National Agency website and prepare a proposal under the Key Action 1 (KA1), Learning Mobility of

Individuals. You have to choose between the applications for higher education, VET, school, adult education and youth.

Apart from our PIC you will also need the description of the course and of the European Development Agency as a provider. We will send you all necessary information and we are also here for you to help you with the application.Step 4: Submit the application to your National Agency.

Step 5: Let us know that you submitted the proposal and keep fingers crossed.

Step 6: When you receive positive feedback from your Agency, please let us know so we can confirm your chosen date.

When is the right time to apply for a grant?

You have to apply well in advance as the evaluation of project proposals can take up to 4 months. The deadlines are only once a year for organisations applying in the area of education and training (higher education staff, VET staff, school education staff and adult education). For youth workers, the deadline is twice a year. The deadline for all staff in 2014 was March 17th. The next deadline is October 1st for youth workers and spring 2016 for other staff.

I have already applied and received a grant

In case you have already successfully applied for a grant but you have not chosen your course provider or the course you applied for was cancelled, feel free to contact us. We can reserve a place for you in our courses.

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