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?
This document is based on the .pdf you can download when filling in the 2019 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 May 2019: Unfortunately, the direct impact of Brexit is unclear given the current uncertain political climate. As far as we know, there are currently no plans for the UK to pull out of the Erasmus+ programme in the current funding period (2014-2020). On this basis, until the UK and EU reach a withdrawal agreement accepted by the UK Parliament and further information can be expected, we have continued to pre-register applicants for our 2019 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, however, we are pleased to say that in the last few weeks, applicants from Hungary, Spain, Italy and The Netherlands have had funding for NILE courses confirmed, and we look forward to providing excellent summer programmes for all participants from across the EU and worldwide.
We will update this page as soon as we get further advice from the industry association, English UK, and the government.
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Erasmus+ is the new 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 can apply for funding, a nominated person will need to register with the European Commission Participation Portal.
Once this has been done, this person will need to register the school/organisation and get a PIC number.
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.
Go to the Face-to-face Courses page for detailed information, including full descriptions, for all 2019 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 2019 is February 5th. 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.
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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.
Yes. We have had it confirmed that you can apply for Erasmus+ support even if you recently had EU funding for professional development.
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.
If you are naming NILE as a Partner Organisation, as required in some cases, NILE's PIC number 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.
Until an agreement between the EU and the UK is passed by the UK parliament, there is little information available with regard to the impact of Brexit. We are currently taking applications as per previous years. We will follow and publish advice from our industry association English UK and other authorities as it becomes available.
With regards to the Erasmus+ funding programmes, no changes has yet been announced. Please see our Erasmus+ funding webpage for updates, and follow advice from your National Agency.