The European Commission works with National Agencies to manage the Erasmus+ Programme. The National Agencies are located in all the Programme Countries to ensure closeness to participants and adaptability to the diversity of national education, training and youth systems. These National Agencies are entrusted with the promotion and implementation of the Programme at national level and they act as the link between the European Commission and participating organisations at local, regional and national level.

See the list of National Agencies on the link below:

The directors of the National Agencies are the Heads of the NAs who are responsible for strategical decisions and for leading their Agencies according to their organization’s mission and vision. Inter-agency directors’ meetings are held regularly.

NA directors proposed priority themes for the TCAs

The Directors of National Agencies - at their Informal Meeting in Malta in 2017 – discussed the transnational cooperation activities and took stock of the strategic priorities of all NAs. The most prioritised topics were clustered to four main broad themes which were named as the four priority themes for transnational cooperation activities. These priority themes - impact, internationalization of HE and VET institutions, professionalization of teachers and staff and inclusion – provide a strategical focus for the TCAs in 2018-2020. The priorities are not exclusive other topics can also be proposed.

The priority themes include different subtopics, some examples are presented below:


  • Supporting KA2 projects on dissemination and sustainability

  • Promoting cross-sectoral exchange of practice

  • Capacity building in impact and dissemination

  • Evidence based methods and tools on impact

Internationalization of HE and VET institutions

  • European internationalisation strategies within VET and HEI

  • Internationalisation strategies for VET Charters

  • Long term pupil mobility

  • Student recognition

Professionalization of teachers and staff

  • International project management skills

  • Validation of learning experiences

  • 21st century skills

  • Interactive teaching methodologies


  • Equal opportunities in education

  • Supporting migrants through education and training

  • 21st century skills (especially critical media and digital competences)

  • Erasmus+ Role Models

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The annual TCA Officers’ Meeting was conducted between 22-24 May 2019 in Zandvoort, Netherlands with the participation of 53 representatives from 39 Erasmus+ National Agencies.

In different interactive sessions, participants discussed the project cycle of TCAs from the aspects of planning and promotion; selection and realization; follow up and dissemination.

TCA officers shared best practices with each other and listened to presentations about quality related topics. The audience could benefit from the key messages delivered by the representative of the European Commission plus the SALTO Youth Training and Cooperation Resource Centre. Planning of TCAs for 2020 was also on the Agenda as well as further strategic cooperation possibilities.

National Agencies (TCA Officer users) may access materials and outcomes of the meeting via Library>>Documentary (under TCA Officers Meeting) menu when signed in.

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