Erasmus Accreditation VET | How to Get It

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Erasmus accreditation

Introduction

Erasmus Accreditation for Vocational Education and Training (VET) certifies that an organisation has a solid plan to implement high-quality mobility activities, fostering cross-border exchange and cooperation.

In fact this accreditation, part of the Erasmus programme, confirms an organisation’s commitment to high standards in vocational education and training, school education, or adult education.

Organisations can apply for individual Erasmus accreditation or as mobility consortium coordinators.

No prior experience in the Erasmus Programme is necessary to apply.

So, keep reading to find out how to get it!

The Benefits of the accreditation

Obtaining Erasmus Accreditation offers also numerous advantages for organisations involved in education and training:

  1. Enhanced Credibility: Accreditation signals to partners, participants, and stakeholders that the organisation meets high standards of quality and reliability.
  2. Funding Opportunities: Accredited organisations gain easier access to Erasmus+ funding, enabling them to support mobility projects and other educational initiatives.
  3. Networking and Partnerships: The accreditation facilitates the establishment of networks and partnerships with other accredited organisations across Europe, promoting collaboration and best practice sharing.
  4. Professional Development: Staff and participants benefit from opportunities for professional development through international exchange and training experiences.
  5. Improved Quality of Education: Through exposure to different educational systems and methodologies, organisations can enhance the quality and relevance of their educational offerings.

Who can apply?

To apply for Erasmus Accreditation, organisations must meet specific eligibility criteria:

  1. Vocational Education and Training:
    • Providers of initial or continuing VET.
    • Public authorities and coordination bodies in VET.
    • Companies and organisations working with VET learners and apprentices.
  2. School Education:
    • Schools providing pre-primary, primary, or secondary education.
    • Public authorities and coordination bodies in school education.
  3. Adult Education:
    • Providers of formal, informal, and non-formal adult education.
    • Public authorities and coordination bodies in adult education.

Organisations can apply once in each of the three fields. Furthermore they must be established in an EU Member State or a third country associated with the Programme.

Type of accreditation

Organisations can choose between two types of Erasmus Accreditation:

  1. Individual Accreditation: This is for single organisations that want to run mobility activities independently. In fact it allows them to plan and implement projects tailored to their specific needs and goals.
  2. Mobility Consortium Coordinator Accreditation: This type of accreditation is for organisations that want to coordinate a consortium of partner organisations. In fact the coordinator manages the mobility activities and ensures that all partners meet the Erasmus quality standards.

Application timing and deadlines

Applications can be submitted continuously throughout the programming period, with the deadline for the current cycle being 1 October 2024, 12:00 (midday Brussels time).

Interested organisations should refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide for detailed instructions.

Do you want to know more?

Finally for more information on applying for Erasmus Accreditation, organisations should consult the official Erasmus+ website or contact their National Agency.

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