The Erasmus+ France / Education & Training Agency in France is mandated by the European Commission since 1995 to promote and manage several European programmes. This is the only national agency in charge of the Erasmus+ programme.
These programmes aim to enable all citizens to acquire new skills relevant to a career in the fields of education and vocational training.
The agency is under the supervision of three ministries: The Ministry of Higher Education and Research, The Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Training and Social Dialogue. It is located in Bordeaux and employs 87 people.
We work with developers of mobility, which act as intermediaries between the agency and the applicants to our programmes. These developers are local and regional institutions such as networks for employment and vocational training, employment centres, local missions, local authorities, international relations departments of universities and schools, etc.
The agency is also a member of the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA), a think-tank bringing together national organisations from all over Europe who are dedicated to the internationalization of European higher education and to the promotion of innovation. The agency is a true driving force for strategic discussions on the internationalization of the European higher education area and the Bologna process.
A role of project manager
The agency attributes the EU funding for the Erasmus+ programme; it advises project holders and provides a qualitative, administrative, and financial monitoring of the projects.
The agency also plays a role of information and advice for the , Europass, the European Language Label and Euroguidance. See all programmes here
A role of providing impetus
The agency organizes information days and workshops throughout the year to raise awareness on European programmes, the context in which they operate and the profits they generate.
It also participates in many actions initiated by its partners or organizations working in the fields of education and vocational training.
A role of strategic thinking
It supports the Bologna experts in their missions for the implementation of the Bologna process in France (giving advice and expertise to institutions, organizing seminars, etc.)
The agency, through the seminars and conferences it organises, the studies and investigations it conducts, the working groups in which it participates, thus contributes to the discussion on sectorial, national and European challenges in the field of education, higher education and vocational training.