BE+ Building capacity for Erasmus+ in school education

2020 / 2023

BE+ Building capacity for Erasmus+ in school education


The 2014-2020 Erasmus+ programme is based on a number of mid-term evaluations in all EU-countries considered as one of the EU’s best-known successes not only impacting millions of individuals but educational systems at large. The forthcoming Erasmus+ programme period (2021-2027) will increase the focus on mobility, providing learning opportunities to 12 million people (three times as many mobilities as in the current programme), building a European Education Area and strengthening the European identity. This all means that more schools, in particular schools with disadvantaged students will need to build capacity for Erasmus+ participation in order to for the programme to reach its full impact. This also implies that widening participation in the programme is necessary in order for the Erasmus+ programme to be successful. The BE+ partnership, consisting of school, local school authorities, municipalities and transnational networks from Sweden, Italy, Norway and Germany have found that the participation of schools in the Erasmus+ programs is either not widely spread in their local communities or happening in a way it can fully lead to school development.



The objectives of BE+ is to increase the administrative and organizational capacity in K-12 school education so that teaching and management staff is better prepared to transnational collaboration within the Erasmus+ framework.

More specifically this means to:

-Support schools in identifying their needs in relation to capacity building

-Develop innovative methodology and tools to meet the training needs of school staff-Improve the skills of school staff in understanding and implementing a project cycle management

-Develop a toolbox that will prepare schools for the next generation of Erasmus+


The long term impacts of BE+ are ultimately to increase the administrative and organizational capacity in the entire educational system so the Erasmus + program can be used as a vehicle of the modernization of European educational systems.

Project results/Products

The project will result in many outputs related to capacity building, from identified needs of schools, the development and testing of innovative tools and methods, increased knowledge about the Project Management Cycle, increased confidence in engaging in application for Erasmus+ funding to the uptake in in new school contexts and the strengthening of the European dimension in K-12 Education.


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