Erasmus+ 2018 Deadline Dates

erasmus plusErasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport for the years 2014 to 2020. It provides funding and support for organisations to operate projects consistent with its objectives and which encourage European exchange, co-operation and learning. Erasmus+ is funded by the European Union through the contributions of member states, including Ireland. Funding of almost €170 million has been allocated to Ireland for the duration of the programme.

The Erasmus+ application deadlines for 2018 are listed below. All deadlines close strictly at 11:00am Irish time. For full details, be sure to check the official Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

What are Key Actions?
Key Actions (also referred to as Actions) is the collective name for activities and projects that can be funded under Erasmus+. There are three Key Action areas which can be summarised as:

  • Mobility (Key Action 1)
  • Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices (Key Action 2)
  • Support for Policy Reform (Key Action 3)

Key Action 1
Adult Education Mobility (KA104): 01 February
School Education Mobility (KA101): 01 February
Vocational and Educational Training Mobility (KA102 or KA116): 01 February
Vocational and Educational Training Mobility Charter Accreditation (KA109): 17 May
Youth Mobility (KA105) (includes Youth Exchanges, Youth Worker Mobility, Youth Volunteering)*: 15 February, 26 April, 04 October

Key Action 2
Adult Education (KA204) Strategic Partnerships: 21 March
School Education (KA201 or KA219) Strategic Partnerships: 21 March
Vocational and Educational Training (KA202) Strategic Partnerships: 21 March
Youth (KA205) Strategic Partnerships supporting Exchange of Good Practice or Transnational Youth Initiatives*: 15 February, 26 April
Youth (KA205) Strategic Partnerships supporting Innovation*: 04 October

Key Action 3
Youth (KA347) Meetings between young people and decision-makers: 15 February, 26 April, 04 October*

*Project activity dates for Youth deadlines:
15 February deadline – for projects starting between 01 May and 30 September 2018
26 April deadline – for projects starting between 01 August and 31 December 2018
04 October deadline – for projects starting between 01 January and 31 May 2019

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