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EU programme for education, training, youth and sport

Adult Education (staff teaching)


Erasmus+ supports teaching assignments at adult education organisations abroad.

If you work in adult education, you can spend time teaching or providing training at another organisation in an Erasmus+ Programme country.

Such experiences and exchanges can help improve language skills and cultural knowledge, as well as providing a new perspective on teaching practices and approaches.


A teaching assignment must last a minimum of two days and can last up to one year. This excludes travelling time.


For you to teach abroad with Erasmus+, your adult education organisation must apply to acquire an Erasmus accreditation in the field of adult education or to participate in a short-term mobility project. In both cases, organisation should adhere to a set of quality standards for mobility projects on good management practices, providing quality and support to participants, and sharing results and knowledge about the programme.

Before beginning your teaching period, you, your organisation and the receiving organisation sign a Mobility Agreement. This document sets out your learning goals, rights and responsibilities and also how teaching period will be formally recognised.

Financial support

EU grants are paid to the coordinating organisation (your organisation or a consortium coordinator) and are designed to cover your costs for travel and subsistence during your time abroad, as well as offer organisational support to participating organisations.

In addition, the Erasmus+ programme provides means to support the inclusion of participants with fewer opportunities.

How to apply

You cannot apply for a grant as an individual. Applications must be made by adult education organisations who in turn select candidates for teaching and training assignments abroad from their staff.

The selection of staff to teach abroad should be fair, inclusive, transparent and well documented.

Organisations can invite trainers, teachers, policy experts or other qualified professionals from abroad who can help improve the teaching, training and learning at the receiving organisation. Organisations can also host teachers in training who want to spend a traineeship period abroad.

Find out more

Ask within your adult education organisation to find out if these opportunities are available.

Consult the Erasmus+ Programme Guide for award criteria, eligibility criteria, and funding rules.

The National Agencies can help with queries and applications.