Erasmus+ in Ireland

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is the statutory planning and policy development body for higher education and research in Ireland.  It is also the National Agency for all higher education actions related to the Erasmus+ Programme in Ireland. aims to provide a first-class information service for all interested in Erasmus+ in Ireland and other European/International education activities.

Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport covers the period 2014-2020. Aimed at boosting skills, employability and supporting the modernisation of education, training and youth systems, the seven-year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion - 40% higher than current levels. More than 4 million people will receive support to study, train, work or volunteer abroad, including 2 million higher education students, 650 000 vocational training students and apprentices, as well as more than 500 000 going on youth exchanges or volunteering abroad. Students planning a full Master's degree abroad, for which national grants or loans are seldom available, will benefit from a new loan guarantee scheme run by the European Investment Fund. Erasmus+ will also provide funding for education and training staff, youth workers and for partnerships between universities, colleges, schools, enterprises, and not-for-profit organisations.

Latest News

New Tool to identify Skills Mismatches in Europe Launched

Cedefop - the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training has launched an innovative approach that identifies and prioritises mismatch occupations across EU Member States. Entitled the Skills Panorama - the resource turns "labour market data into useful, accurate and timely intelligence that helps policy-makers in making their decisions on skills and job in Europe".

Erasmus+ 2017 Call Now Published

The 2017 Erasmus+ General Call for Proposals has been published on 20 October 2016 in the Official Journal of the EU with the following application deadlines:

Ireland and France meet in Biarritz for II FICAHT Forum

France-Ireland Network for Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism (FICAHT) was born in April 2015 following the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and Campus France.

The Higher Education Authority (HEA) is the planning and development body for higher education and research in Ireland.  It acts as the National Agency for the EU's Erasmus+ Programme. The HEA is also the national co-ordinator of the Brazil: Science without Borders Programme and administers the Government of Ireland International Scholarships.