International Officer’s Update March 2022

International Officer's Meeting - 3rd March 2022

We were delighted to welcome colleagues from across the Higher Education Sector to the Higher Education Authority for the first hybrid International Officer’s Meeting.

The meeting was chaired by Sheena Duffy, Head of International Programmes and Director of the Irish National Agency for Erasmus+ Higher Education.

The meeting opened with a presentation from Clare Murphy from University College Cork, which provided an overview of key discussion themes for the meeting.

Dr Aileen Marron, Erasmus+ Programme Manager presented an overview of key developments within the new Erasmus+ Programme. Aileen’s presentation provided insights into new features of Erasmus+ 2021-2027, such as Blended Intensive Programmes and Doctoral Mobility.

This was followed by a presentation on Erasmus+ Communications and the NA Website by Aoileann Ní Bhroin, a presentation by Dr Dorota Migocka-Sendlak  on KA220 Lump Sums, another presentation by Aoileann on key developments in relation to Erasmus Without Paper and a presentation by Mikolai Hughes on the Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships.

The meeting was a fruitful one, with plans outlined by the National Agency to continue ongoing work to address key pain points in the administrative process and for the next meeting to take place within the next couple of months.

The presentations can be downloaded at the links below.


Erasmus+ Higher Education Mobility Overview

KA220 Objectives and Funding Mechanism

Erasmus Without Paper

Erasmus+ Communications and Website


Deadlines - KA220 23rd March 2022

The call for applications for Key Action 220 is still open! The deadline is the 23rd of March 2022 at 11am Irish Standard Time.

Find more information on how to apply at the link below and click on apply to start the application process for Key Action 220.


How to Apply

Capacity building in the field of Vocational Education and Training

Higher Education Institutions can apply to the call for Capacity building in the field of Vocational Education and Training. This is a centralised action, which is managed by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency.

The deadline for the call is the 31st March 2022 at 5 pm, CET.

To find our more information and apply, please click on the links below.



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Events and Transnational Cooperation Activities

Erasmus App Conference – 29th March 2022

This hybrid meeting will take place on the 29th March from 10-16.00 CEST. This one day event will focus on how the Erasmus App supports international mobility.

Click the links below to find out more information and to register for this event.

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Blended Intensive Programmes in Practice – 11th-12th October 2022

The aim of this TCA is to enhance the understanding of the concept of Blended Intensive Programmes, to share lessons and experiences of all stages of BIPs and to encourage networking, which may lead to future collaboration between institutions in this area.

Contact Us

If you have any queries, please contact us at Please indicate in the subject line of your email which project/key action your query relates to.

If you are a student/staff member of an Irish HEI, you should direct your queries to the International Office at your HEI.

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