The European Commission is ultimately responsible for the running of the Erasmus+ Programme. It manages the budget and sets priorities, targets and criteria for the Programme on an on going basis. Furthermore, it guides and monitors the general implementation, follow up and evaluation of the Programme at European level. The European Commission also bears the overall responsibility for the supervision and coordination of the structures in charge of implementing the Programme at national level.
At European level, the European Commission’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (Executive Agency) is responsible for the implementation of the centralised Actions of the Erasmus+ Programme. The Executive Agency is in charge of the complete life cycle management of these projects, from the promotion of the Programme, the analysis of the grant requests, the monitoring of projects on the spot, up to the dissemination of the project and Programme results.
As the National Agency for the Erasmus+ Higher Education in Ireland, the HEA works in close conjunction with the the Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) to implement the Erasmus+ programme.