The COVID-19 pandemic has limited the ways people can interact with each other and carry out their work. It has also had a significant impact on the regular delivery of education, training and youth policies, and seriously affected the cultural and creative sectors. As a direct response to these challenges, the European Commission have funded two new types of Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership projects. Almost €2.5 million is now available to organisations in Ireland, to support the recovery process from the COVID-19 pandemic, to build digital and creative readiness, and to ease the impact of the crisis on some of the hardest-hit sectors.
Organisations established in Ireland can apply to lead, or be partners in:
- Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness, open to organisations active in School Education, Vocational Education and Training, and Higher Education.
- Partnerships for Creativity, open to organisations active in Adult Education, School Education and Youth.
- The deadline for applications is 11.00 am Irish time on Thursday 29th October 2020.
- In Ireland, Léargas is the agency to contact for support and advice on this funding call. See here for Léargas information and upcoming webinars on this call and how to apply.
Of most relevance for the cultural and creative sectors is the Partnerships for Creativity in the Fields of Youth, School Education and Adult Education Call. See below for the video of our Information Webinar where we go through the details of this call that are most relevant for the culture and creative sectors. The webinar video also features insights from Ulla Hokkanen, Galway Community Circus who has coordinated a large number of Erasmus+ projects.
You can download a PDF of our presentation here which features:
- Aims of the Call
- Who Can Apply
- Eligible Activities
- Learning from Irish Projects: Galway Commuity Circus
- Timeline and Process.