About us

The UK National Agency for Erasmus+ is a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK. We manage the delivery of Erasmus+ in the UK including promoting the programme, offering advice to applicants, managing the assessment and selection of applications, and providing support to funded beneficiaries.

National Agency partnership

The British Council and Ecorys UK work in partnership to deliver the Erasmus+ programme with a joint management structure.

The British Council and Ecorys UK have worked closely together since 2006 as National Agencies for the Lifelong Learning Programme and Youth in Action, the predecessors to Erasmus+. Working together as one team with a common approach, we are here to support and grow Erasmus+ in the UK. Our goal is to help UK organisations make the most of the opportunities provided by the programme so that Erasmus+ can have a positive impact on education, training, youth and sport provision in the UK.

Who manages which part of the Erasmus+ programme?

Each partner in the UK National Agency manages specific parts of the programme, with the British Council responsible for schools and higher education, and Ecorys UK responsible for adult education and vocational education and training. Both organisations manage different aspects of youth funding – see below for details.

British Council

Key Action 1 - Mobility for higher education students and staff; and Mobility for school staff.

Key Action 2 - Strategic Partnerships for higher education; Strategic Partnerships for schools; Strategic Partnerships for youth; and Strategic Partnerships in more than one field where the focus is in the field of schools, youth or higher education.

Key Action 3 - Meetings between Young People and Decision Makers.

Ecorys UK

Key Action 1 - Mobility for VET learners and staff; and Mobility for adult education staff and Mobility for young people and youth workers.

Key Action 2 - Strategic Partnerships for VET; Strategic Partnerships for adult education; and Strategic Partnerships in more than one field - where the focus is in the field of VET or adult education.

Contact the National Agency

Who manages which part of the Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action programmes?

The Lifelong Learning Programme and Youth in Action Programme are the previous programmes funded by the European Union which have either closed or been incorporated into the Erasmus+ programme.

British Council Ecorys UK

Erasmus (higher education)

Leonardo (vocational education and training)
Comenius (schools) Grundtvig (adult education)
Youth in Action (youth) Transversal (expertise exchange and best practice)