Who was Erasmus of Rotterdam and what is Erasmus+ Funding?

Erasmus of Rotterdam was a 15th century Dutch teacher, Renaissance humanist and theologian. He believed in creating a supporting a society that could speak and write with clarity and be more able to involved in their communities and society. He lived an independent life and travelled throughout Europe tutoring and lecturing at a number universities.

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.” Erasmus

The Erasmus+ programme is a €14bn EU scheme, running from 2014 – 2020, which offers exciting opportunities for participants to study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad in Europe. It is aimed at students, trainees, apprentices, pupils, adult learners, young people, volunteers, professors, teachers, trainers, youth workers and professionals of organisations active in the education, training and youth sector.

Taking part in the programme helps you to develop personally and professionally; you will gain valuable international experience, broaden your horizons, experience new cultures and discover new ways of working.

We offer a full range of in-service training options for staff, teachers and professionals in the education sector with courses on technology, diversity, culture and methodology.

Please browse our Teacher and Coach Training pages and contact us if you’d like more information about our Erasmus+ eligible courses.


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