Erasmus+ Tools - Terms and conditions

The information provided here outlines what is expected from listings posted under the Erasmus+ Tools. In order to ensure maximum and lasting benefit for schools and teachers, all posters are required to comply with the standards outlined here, and to adhere to the aims and standards of the Erasmus+ programme.

 These Terms and Conditions complement the website’s general Disclaimer.

Please also read the Frequently Asked Questions and Tutorial.

Erasmus+ Tools disclaimer

As a user of the Erasmus+ Tools, please read this information carefully:

  • The Erasmus+ Tools are provided as part of the School Education Gateway, a portal established by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Education and Culture in collaboration with the European Education and Culture Executive Agency.
  • Listed courses, mobility opportunities and strategic partnership requests are offered by independent organisations, and the European Commission accepts no responsibility or liability with regard to their content, delivery or management.
  • No listing has been pre-approved by the European Commission or the National Agencies, but posters are asked to respect the terms and conditions given.
  • Choosing an on-site course, mobility opportunity or strategic partnership offer from the database does not guarantee that schools will be awarded an Erasmus+ grant.
  • It is not necessary for a course, mobility opportunity or strategic partnership to be listed in the School Education Gateway in order to be included in the Erasmus+ application.

Basic terms and conditions

  • Use of the Erasmus+ Tools is free of charge, both for posters and for individuals searching for listings that match their criteria.
  • Anyone can post an on-site course, mobility opportunity or strategic partnership request. The only technical requirement for creating a listing is to have a user account associated to an organisation. Once this account has been set up, users can post a listing in any section.
  • In order to access certain features of the School Education Gateway and the Erasmus+ Tools, you must register to create an account and become a member.
  • Every effort is made to keep the website running smoothly. However, the School Education Gateway takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, temporary unavailability of the website due to technical issues beyond our control.
  • The School Education Gateway takes no responsibility for any ratings or comments submitted regarding content.
  • The School Education Gateway reserves the right to modify the website or the Erasmus+ Tools, or to modify these Terms at any time and without prior notice.

Acceptable Use Policy

If you are publishing content using the Erasmus+ Tools, please read this carefully:

  • The posters are in charge of providing accurate and relevant information in their listings, including maintaining the information and updating it when necessary.
  • The posters will ensure that any content which they contribute to the platform will be accurate (where it states facts) and be genuinely held (where it states opinions).
  • It is not allowed to post or send any material, images, videos or other contribution to this platform which the posters do not have permission to use.
  • It is not allowed to impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent themselves.
  • It is not allowed to manipulate the listings or any parts of them (including titles, description, metadata, dates, contact information, etc.) in any way that may mislead readers or conceal relevant information from them, including providing any false or distorted information to improve the visibility in the search results, or submitting/prompting false reviews or ratings.

Breach of the terms and conditions

Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the Terms and Conditions on which the users are permitted to use the platform, and may result in our taking any or all of the following actions at any time, without prior notification:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site that is considered inaccurate, inappropriate, or irrelevant for the objectives and target audience of the website.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any user reviews/comments and responses to them at our own discretion, if they are abusive, or if they appear to be frauds or duplicates.
  • Issue of a warning to you.

The decision on the appropriate consequences for violating the present Terms and Conditions will be made on the basis of the severity of the violation and the user's history on the platform. In particular, a decision on the permanent removal of a right to use the platform may only be justified if the user concerned has already been warned, in the context of a previous violation of the present Terms and Conditions, that his or her rights may be permanently withdrawn in case of further violation.

In case of removal of any of your posts in whatever form, of withdrawal of your right to use our website, or of denial of access thereto or to any of the Erasmus+ tools, you are entitled to request the reasons behind the decision. Such a request should be addressed to support@schooleducationgateway.eu. Any request considered abusive, especially because of its repetitive character, will not be answered on the substance. In such cases, you will be informed that the request has been deemed abusive and that no further answer will be provided.

You may address your comments on a decision regarding withdrawal of your rights to use the platform by contacting EAC-SEG@ec.europa.eu within two weeks after the decision has been taken.


Specific terms and conditions

Course Catalogue

  • The Course Catalogue is intended to be used for posting announcements of courses that are eligible as a staff mobility activity supported with Erasmus+ funding (Key Action 1: Mobility project for school education staff).
  • Find out more about application deadlines, conditions and procedures at the Erasmus+ website.
  • If you are a course provider, see the “Requirements for the on-site courses published in the Course Catalogue” further down this page.
  • Please note that, for the time being, only School Education Gateway admins can publish new online courses in the Course Catalogue.

Mobility Opportunities

  • The database is intended to be used for listing offers of mobility opportunities to school staff, for example job shadowing, observation periods or teaching assignments at a school or other organisation abroad.
  • The costs of a staff mobility activity can be supported with Erasmus+ funding as part of each school’s European Development Plan (see Key Action 1: Mobility project for school education staff).
  • Find out more about application deadlines, conditions and procedures at the Erasmus+ website.

Strategic Partnerships

  • The database is intended to be used for posting project ideas and partner search announcements that are eligible for consideration as EC-funded Strategic Partnerships in the sector of school education:
    • Strategic Partnerships supporting innovation
    • Strategic Partnerships supporting exchange of good practices
  • Find out more about application deadlines, conditions and procedures at the Erasmus+ website.

Quality standards for courses under Key Action 1 (learning mobility of individuals)

This page outlines the requirements for teacher training courses in relation to Erasmus+. It covers information and transparency, content, pedagogy, and other issues. In order to ensure maximum and lasting benefit for schools and teachers, course providers are expected to comply with these requirements and adhere to the aims and standards of the Erasmus+ programme. These requirements should also help schools look for appropriate courses.