Guide to apply

1. Pre Application Stage 

Erasmus+ Programme Guide

There are a number of different requirements that an organisation must fulfill before applying for Erasmus+ funding. In order to  understand the funding rules and eligibility criteria it is essential that reference is made to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide, a tool for anybody who would like to have a thorough knowledge of what the Erasmus+ Programme is about.

A detailed description of the Erasmus+ Programme, its funding and respective deadlines, can be found on the  2018 Erasmus+ programme guide (version 2) (updated 21/12/2017)

The 2018 Erasmus+ General Call for Proposals can be downloaded from here. (published 25/10/2017)

3 Step Approach

EUPA are recommending a 3 step approach for project applications. The EUPA is offering a service where the project proposal is sent to the Programme Coordination and Communications Unit (PCCU) within the EUPA for their review at least one month before the deadline. Following this review, feedback may be given to ensure that the project application is in line with European and Maltese priorities. Moreover, the PCCU may refer the applicant to MEUSAC for assistance in the formulation of application and to further develop the project idea.


National Priorities

The National Priorities for the Erasmus+ programme can be downloaded from here.

Other areas that are not mentioned as Priorities may still be considered by the Projects Evaluation Committee.

Personal Identification Code (PIC)

Before applying for funding (by submitting a project proposal), all organisations (partners) involved in the project must first be registered with the Commission. To do so the organisation must register for a Participant Identification Code, or PIC, a unique code that identifies an organisation.

Follow the below steps which will guide you through the process:

1. Registration of organisation

2. Validation of organisation  – LEAR appointment and Financial viability check 

3. Data update 

On completing registration, you will receive a 9-digit Participant Identification Code (PIC) – to be quoted in your proposal and in any correspondence with the Commission. Furthermore remember that if you intend to name another organisation as a partner in the application form, they also must have a PIC.

Duplicate PICs
If someone creates a new PIC for your organisation while you already have one, your LEAR or Account Administrator should contact the Validation Services via the messaging tool in the Beneficiary Register (My Organisations page on the Participant Portal) so that they transfer any information related to this duplicate PIC to the correct PIC.

Video Tutorials

How to apply for a PIC

How to fill in an Erasmus+ application form

Applications – Deadlines

Click here for more information about all the upcoming deadlines.

2. Application Forms 

Key Action 1: Mobility of Individuals

The Online Linguistic Support provides participants in Erasmus+ long-term mobility activities (Key Action 1) with the opportunity to assess their knowledge of the language they will use to study, work or volunteer abroad. Download Online Linguistic Support Guide.

Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Please note that applications addressing more than one field are still eligible to apply however applicants need to identify which sectors will be most impacted and choose from the above applications accordingly.

Key Action 3: Support for Policy Reform

Guidelines for completing application e-Forms

For ease of reference and for further assistance, please refer to the step by step user guidelines on how to complete the above application e-forms in the following document:

Applications – Accreditation

The European Commission released the Accreditation (for HEI Consortia, VET organisations and EVS) and Key Action 1 (mobility of individuals) forms in relation to the Erasmus+ programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport (2014-2020).

Kindly note that you have to download and save on your computer the respective eForms from the links below:

Attention: Youth organisations interested in applying for EVS accreditation should download the EVS Accreditation guidelines

3. Attachment to Application Forms 

Attachments to the Applications (eForms)

Mandate Form

A mandate is a bilateral agreement between the coordinating organisation and each partner organisation taking part in an Erasmus+ project by which the partner organisation authorizes the coordinating organisation to act on its behalf in matters related to the project implementation.

The Mandate Form must be provided:

  • For Key Action 1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals:
    • by all partner organisations for mobility actions in the youth field;
    • by the organisations that are members of a national consortium in the fields of higher education, vocational education and training, and adult education;
    • by organisations applying for VET learner and staff mobility with the mobility charter.
  • For Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnerships:
    • By all partner organisations, except for:
    • partner organisations in projects involving schools only
    • associated partners in projects promoting cooperation between local/regional school authorities
  • For Key Action 3 – Structured Dialogue in the youth field:
    • By all partner organisations

TimeTable and Activity Programme Forms

Those who are interested in applying for Youth Exchanges (Key Action 1) or for Structured Dialogue meetings need to fill in the below activity sheets according to their project proposal:

As for those applying for Key Action 2 (with the exception of Application KA229 – School Exchange Partnerships) are required to fill in the following document:

NA Beneficiary agreement

General Conditions


Distance Calculator

For grant support to travel costs in the Erasmus+ Programme, travel distances must be calculated using the distance calculator provided in the link below.

4. Post Application Stage 

Erasmus+ Call for Proposals and legal base

Payment to Erasmus+ Beneficiaries

Pre-financing Payment

The National Agency provides pre-financing payment to beneficiaries after the Grant Agreement is signed by both parties (the beneficiary and the National Agency). Pre-financing is intended to provide the beneficiary with a float. The first pre-financing payment may be split into two or more instalments, depending on the type of action that the project is addressing (Key Action 1, Key Action2, or Key Action 3 in the Youth Sector) as well as the result of the risk assessment conducted by the Agency.

Interim and Final Payment


The interim and final payment will be disbursed by the National Agency on the basis of the analysis of reports and payment requests submitted by the beneficiary.


The beneficiary is advised to refer to the section ‘Payment Procedures’ in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide which is published annually by the European Commission for further details.

Right of Redress

The National Agency provides a right of redress in connection with decisions that may be contested or revised with an aim to ensure a balanced, fair and equal treatment to all applicants and beneficiaries.

The right of redress is an opportunity for applicants and beneficiaries to appeal to decisions made by the Agency linked to issues that are open for reconsideration.

The NA informs all applicants and beneficiaries about decisions made with respect to application proposals and projects decisions under the Erasmus+ framework by formal communication whereby the recipients are also informed of their right of redress along with the related procedure and time frames.

The right of redress is a process completed in writing for the following processes:

A. Grant Award Procedure 

Ineligible applications within 7 calendar days from receipt of notification from the National Agency requesting further proof/clarifications from the applicant.

B. Grant Award

  • Pre-financing

Request for further pre-financing here.

  • Primary Checks

On the spot check during/after the action within 30 calendar days from receipt of a draft report sent to the beneficiary from the National Agency.

  • Finance

Suspension of payment within 30 calendar days from receipt of notification from the National Agency.

Determination of interim or final grant within 30 calendar days from the receipt of a notification from the National Agency.

Mobility Tool+

Once you become a beneficiary of the Erasmus+ Programme, you will become a user of the Mobility Tool+. Download Mobility Tool+ Guide for Beneficiaries.

A step by step guide for beneficiaries on how to submit a final report.
A step by step guide for beneficiaries on how to add a mobility.
A step by step guide for beneficiaries on how to export and import mobilities.
A step by step guide for beneficiaries on how to read the error log.
A step by step guide for beneficiaries on how to work with a CSV file.

Erasmus+ Projects Results Platform

This database will give you access to descriptions, results and contact information of all projects funded under the Erasmus+ programme and some of the projects funded under its predecessor programmes in the field of education, training, youth and sports.

The KA2 beneficiary shall input the deliverables of the Project in the Erasmus+ Programme Dissemination Platform here in accordance with the instructions provided in the Dissemination Platform.

The approval of the final report will be subject to the upload of the Project deliverables in the Dissemination Platform by the time of the submission of the final report.

Logos to use – guidelines for funded projects

Beneficiaries of European Union (EU) funding are obliged to display the EU flag and to acknowledge the support received under the relevant EU programmes in all communication and promotional material. Click here for further information.