EU Spotlight Series: Inclusion in Adult Education


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EU Spotlight Series: Inclusion in Adult Education

Erasmus+ is the EU’s funding programme for education, training, youth and sport and provides a variety of opportunities for Irish civil society organisations and communities to collaborate with European partners to develop and innovate. One of the programme’s key priorities for 2021-2027 is inclusion and diversity. 

This event will specifically focus on Erasmus+ funding for the adult education sector and will feature:

  • Insights from experts in the adult education sector
  • First-hand accounts from people and organisations who have benefitted from the Erasmus+ programme
  • Training from the national contact points at Léargas on how you can get started with Erasmus+ Adult Education funding opportunities.

This event is a joint collaboration between The Wheel’s Access Europe programme and Léargas.  

Access Europe is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs.

How to register

This event is free for all. Registration is required. *NOTE: After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.

Meet your Facilitators


Emma Murtagh has worked with The Wheel since 2017 in various roles including European Programmes Officer, Grants and Research Officer, and most recently European Programmes Manager. She oversees the delivery of Access Europe, a support and capacity building programme for the sector around accessing and managing EU funding. She is also in charge of developing The Wheel’s own European funding applications and overseeing project delivery.



Jane Carter has a background in youth and community development through non-formal education and is experienced working for organisations in Europe, Asia, Central America, and Australia. Having completed an MSc in Equality Studies from UCD in 2013, Jane has recently returned to Ireland and has been working as the Inclusion and Diversity Officer with Léargas since 2021. She has a particular intertest in engaging and supporting marginalized communities in the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes and to promote the life-changing impact of these programmes.


“The team at Access Europe are extremely helpful. They first of all provided in-depth training and then arranged a one-on-one call to help us focus our efforts. I am now well equipped with enough material and knowledge to confidently prepare and apply for the next round of applications.”

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Who should attend

Those working in funding and development in adult education.