Key Action 1

Key Actions (also referred to as Actions) is the collective name for activities and projects that can be funded under Erasmus+.

Key Action 1: Mobility of Individuals

This Action is all about providing opportunities for individuals to improve their skills, enhance their employability and gain cultural awareness.

Under Key Action 1 organisations can apply for funding to run mobility projects to enable organisations to offer structured study, work experience, job shadowing, training and teaching opportunities to staff and learners.

Beneficiaries are able to spend a period of time in another participating country gaining valuable experience of life, study and work with the aim of increasing the opportunities available to them in the future.

Key Action 1 covers the five fields of higher education, vocational education and training, schools, adult education and youth. It is important to note that target groups and activities for Key Action 1 vary by field.

Key Action 1 is the largest action in Erasmus+ with 63% of programme budget supporting its focus on increasing mobility and skills.

Funding opportunities under Key Action 1

Key Action 1 is divided into two main types of activity: Decentralised activities for the UK run by UK National Agency and centralised activities run by the European Commission’s Executive Agency based in Brussels.

Decentralised activities:

Centralised activities:

Please go to the European Commission Executive Agency’s website for more information on centralised activities in Key Action 1.