Erasmus+ in Iceland

Erasmus + provides institutions, organisations and other bodies involved in education, training, youth and sports with the opportunity to cooperate accross borders and share methods and experiences with other countries. 

What is funded?

70% of the programme funding is dedicated to learning mobility opportunities abroad for people of all ages. This benefits them professionally and personally through new knowledge, skills and broadens their horizons. Participants also gain more self-confidence and independence and learn to adapt to new situations.

30% of the funding is dedicated to cooperation projects and policy reforms, where organisations are given the opportunity to experience international cooperation. In this way, they adopt new methods, exchange experiences and expand their network. In this way, Erasmus + plays a key role in enhancing and promoting innovation in education, training, youth work and sports.

Who can apply?

In the education and training sectors, only institutions (legal entities) can apply for grants. These can be pre-schools, primary or secondary schools, vocational schools, higher education institutions, adult education providers as well as music or art schools. School authorities and municipalities, as well as companies and organisations that provide education, can also apply for grants.

In the youth sector, NGOs, institutions, municipalities and in some cases informal groups of young people can apply for grants. The target group is youth workers and young people aged 13-30.

Individuals cannot apply directly for grants from the program, but apply for grants to their institutions.

Erasmus + is divided into;

  • Decentralised actions, which are managed by National Agencies in the 33 participating countries (the 27 EU countries, the EEA countries Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein, Serbia, Turkey and North-Macedonia).

  • Centralised actions which are managed by the Educational, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission

Erasmus + has three key actions and a two additional sections, Jean Monnet Actions and Sport. These actions cover all educational fields – from school to higher education – as well as youth and sport initiatives. They are:

  • Key Action 1- Mobility opportunities

  • Key Action 2- Cooperation projects

  • Key Action 3- Support to policy development and cooperation

The Icelandic Erasmus+ National Agency

In Iceland, the Erasmus+ National Agency for all sectors is hosted by The Icelandic Centre for Research (Rannís) in accordance with an agreement between Rannís and the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.

In addition to hosting the National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture has also delegated the management of several other European and national initiatives and programmes to Rannís. These include among others:

Contact information


Please contact Erasmus+ staff for further information in English on Erasmus+ in Iceland. 

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