In 1986, Léargas was established to support international exchange and collaboration in the youth sector, mainly through the medium of European Commission-funded education and training programmes.
In the succeeding years, Léargas broadened its range from the youth sector to include formal and informal education and training. Léargas has recently managed the Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action programmes and now manages Erasmus+. As well as European programmes, Léargas has run a range of nationally funded programmes such as the Education Equality Initiative and WorldWise, as well as joint Ireland-Britain programmes such as NcompasS and Causeway.
In almost 30 years of programme management, Léargas has built a national and international reputation for effectively managing significant levels of European funding to support international collaboration and exchange. We have also built a reputation for a friendly and supportive approach to programme applicants and beneficiaries, making a particular effort to clarify what can be challenging application, administrative and reporting procedures.