NILE has over twenty years' experience in advising applicants on applying for European funding. Please get in touch with our Registrar, Alison Lake with any queries.
What is Erasmus+ funding?
How do I apply for Erasmus+ funding?
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS LAST YEAR'S FORM. THE 2021 FORM MAY DIFFER
This document is based on the .pdf you can download when filling in the 2020 application form through your EU login
NILE has over 20 years' experience in advising teachers on European funding. Please get in touch with our Registrar, Alison Lake if you have any further questions.
For more information, visit the EU's Erasmus+ overview page and the Education, Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency website. You can also follow Erasmus+ on Facebook and Twitter, or contact your National Agency for details of the process and priorities in your country.
Brexit update January 2021: The UK left the European Union on January 31st 2020. The UK government has now decided to leave the Erasmus+ programme. However, teachers and organisations are still welcome to spend funding awarded in current projects (applied for and awarded in 2019 or 2020) in the UK until the end date of their projects.
On this basis, we continue to pre-register applicants for our 2021 courses, as in previous years. As with all advice on Erasmus+, please check with your National Agency, as some have issued separate policies with regard to Brexit. More infomation from our industry association English UK can be found here.
To continue to offer the NILE courses of the quality you have come to expect, we are running teacher development courses at our partner schools in Galway, Ireland and Malta in 2021. These courses are eligible for Erasmus+ funding awarded in 2021. For more infomation on theses courses, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will update this page as soon as we get further advice from the EU, English UK, and the government.
* For more information about a NILE course in Malta and Ireland in 2021 please contact email@example.com.
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Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport. It replaces the previous programmes such as Comenius, Grundtvig and Erasmus.
The programme is open to teachers, trainers and students from all EU Member States as well as Iceland, Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Norway.
You must apply under ‘Key Action 1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals’.
Under Erasmus+ only organisations can apply. Your school/college/institution is an organisation, so you can apply through your school. The training you apply for has to fit into your School/European Development Plan.
Each school should have a development plan (sometimes called a ‘school development plan,’ sometimes a ‘European development plan’).
This is a document which outlines the training and professional development taking place in your school, and how it fits with European objectives. Your school can have a development plan for one or two years.
The final funding application should be for the total amount necessary for all staff training. If the funding is awarded, you and your school/organisation can then choose which NILE course(s) you would like to participate in.
Your school counts as an organisation, and you can apply through your school. Before your school/organisation can apply for funding, a nominated person will need to register the school/organisation and get an Organisation ID.
In previous years, organisations have registered for a PIC number. If your school/organisation already has a PIC number, they will automatically have been assigned an Organisation ID. You can search for your ID through the above link.
For more information, the National Agency in the UK has provided a guide to completing this process.
All NILE's teachers' courses in Norwich, including MA modules, are eligible for funding under the Erasmus+ programme. However, due to Brexit, only funding already awarded can be spent in the UK in 2021. Funding awarded as part of the 2021 call can be put towards NILE face-to-face programmes in Ireland and Malta.
Go to the Face-to-face Courses page for detailed information, including full descriptions, for all 2021 courses.
It will probably be the head of the school, or whoever is responsible for training and development.
Your school must apply for the total amount needed to cover all training as identified in the European Development plan. The money will cover course fees, travel costs and living and accommodation expenses while abroad.
The deadline for 2021 has not yet been published (15.01.21). In previous years it has been in Early February. However, some countries have more than one call per year. Please check with your National Agency.
All applications have to be made through your National Agency.
Application forms will be available on your National Agency website.
Start your application and register your school now!
You will be told if you have been successful within a maximum 10-12 weeks of the application deadline. This means that all NILE courses from 1 June will be eligible for funding.
Click here to see a full list of all courses available.
For more information, please visit the EU Erasmus+ overview page.
Also, see the European Commission's full guide to Erasmus+.
Your National Agency is the body in your country which is responsible for applications and information for the Erasmus+ programme. Find your National Agency.
Many National Agencies will be holding information seminars about the Erasmus+ process and distributing information to schools nationally. Contact your National Agency to find out what is happening in your country.
NILE has nearly twenty years' experience in advising applicants on applying for European funding. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
NILE's Organisation ID is E10101200.
In previous years, NILE's PIC number has sometimes been required. It is 946355378.
Yes, the EU has recently opened School Education Gateway course catalogue in connection with the E-Twinning website. All NILE's courses are availble here.
The UK left the European Union on January 31st 2020. We have been informed that funding already awarded in previous years (2019, 2020) can be put towards face-to-face courses in Norwich. For the 2021 call, please contact us for infomation about NILE programmes taking place at our partner schools in Ireland and Malta.
Please see our Erasmus+ funding webpage for updates, and follow advice from your National Agency.