Erasmus+ funding - where next?

Do you have Erasmus+ funding that you secured before the COVID-19 pandemic changed teacher mobility programmes for everyone?
And perhaps your plans hit another hurdle, because by the time travel could even be considered again, the Brexit transition period was over, and the UK was no longer part of the Erasmus+ programme?

The various national agencies had different responses to the opportunities that opened or closed over the last two years. Some advised teachers with Erasmus+ funding to spend some or all of their project money earmarked for mobility on online courses, others allowed the money to be frozen as a fund until international travel was safe again, even if that meant extending the timeframe of the projects.

Here at NILE, we expanded our online courses to accommodate those of you who could use that opportunity, and we strengthen our ties with our partner schools in Malta and Ireland and were able to offer Erasmus+ funded courses at Galway Language Centre in Ireland at ESE in Malta in 2021.

As we reopen our course centre in Norwich, we are delighted to learn that some National Agencies have advised teachers with unspent Erasmus+ funding that they can indeed spend this money on programmes in the UK this year after all, even though the UK is no longer an offical programme partner.

Hence, we are working incredibly hard to welcome as many of you as possible to our classrooms this summer, for both Erasmus+ funded and other participants.

As before, we have face-to-face open-enrolment courses for individuals and tailor-made courses for groups, so if your institution sends more than one teacher, please get in touch to see what we can do to find the best course, or courses, for you and your colleagues.

However, not all National Agencies allow Erasmus+ funding to be spent in the UK in 2022, so please contact them with them to see what applies in your country.

And remember, we offer exciting Erasums+ eligible opportunities in Ireland and Malta this year as well, for individuals, those who already have their funding secured, and those of you who are still waiting for a result of your 2022 application.

We hope to see you at one of our centres soon!


Erasmus+ is an EU programme offering funding for mobility and cooperation opportunities in education, youth and sport in the EU and beyond. Visit the European Commission for more.