About Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion provides opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train and gain experience abroad. Erasmus+ supports training activities abroad for professionals involved in pre-primary, primary and secondary school education. Among others, there are opportunities of attending structured courses abroad, like the ones Olympus is offering.

Eligible countries for ERASMUS+ funding are the 28 EU member States, plus Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and FYROM. Please note that since the course is taking place in Greece, participants from Greece are not eligible to apply for an ERASMUS+ grant to attend it (you must travel to another country).

Teachers and school leaders who are interested in attending a course offered by Olympus can apply to their National Agencies for ERASMUS+ funding, under Key Action 1, "Individual mobility". Please, keep in mind that you can’t apply to your National Agency individually but the school or organization you work for needs to submit an application. So, your school needs to apply for you, as well as for any other of your colleagues. Your school will need to apply to your country’s National Agency, who is also the one who will evaluate the proposal. Therefore, your National Agency is also a very good point to start for more information. Below you can find the link to all National Agencies:
http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/contact_en

Steps to take towards getting an Erasmus+ grant

  • First contact us by e-mail to express your interest in our course and if you need assistance with the application procedure. By doing so we will reserve places for your school/organization.
  • Register your school/organization on the European Commission Authentication Service (ECAS), if not already registered.
  • Log in to the Participant Portal with your ECAS account details and register your organization on the Unique Registration Facility (URF) to obtain your unique Participant Identification Code (PIC), if not already registered. The European Commission has produced a Participant Portal User Manual to help guide you through the process of registering on the portal. You may seek further assistance on this by contacting your National Agency
  • Download the application form for School education staff mobility of the Erasmus+ Program from the website of your National Agency.
  • If you need help, you will receive our application assistance form, giving useful guidelines on how to fill it in according to the Erasmus+ Program Guide.
  • Fill in and submit the application form to your National Agency.
  • Do not forget to inform us as soon as you get notified from your National Agency whether your grant application is accepted or rejected.
  • After having submitted the funding application, fill in the registration form for the Olympus course you are interested in taking part in.

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