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Introduction to the Organisation Registration Guide

The Organisation Registration system for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps  provides a unique identifier (Organisation ID) for any organisation that intends to apply for accreditation or for a grant for Erasmus+  and European Solidarity Corps actions managed by National Agencies.

The Organisation ID must be used in all future open calls for Erasmus+ or European Solidarity Corps Forms

This first version of the Organisation Registration Guide is written to direct those who have previously used the Participant Portal, now SEDIA Funding & Tenders portaland those who have not used it, to the most relevant pages, respectively.

Please answer the questions below to navigate to the most relevant pages for your knowledge of the EAC organisation registration process. If you are new to the process we suggest that you read the introduction to this guide. 





Jump to relevant section in the guide

Did you have access to edit your organisation details in the Education, Audio-visual, Culture, Citizenship and Volunteering Participant Portal, now SEDIA Funding & Tenders portal?


Yes.



 If you previously had access to ...

If you previously had access to edit the organisation details in the Participant Portal, now SEDIA Funding & Tender portalyou have retained this access to edit the organisation details in the Organisation Registration system. Please log into the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps platform to view your list of organisations: My Organisations. You must use the same email address that is associated to your EU Login and is indicated in the Participant Portal. Be aware that the Organisation Registration system does not support authentication using eID. Only authentication with the e-mail address and password associated to your EU Login is possible.

See more details on how to modify your organisation after you have logged in. You will also view the Organisation ID from My Organisations list.

If you had access previously but do not have in the new Organisation Registration system, please see below for instructions on what to do.

No.



 Do you know the Participant Identification...

Do you know the Participant Identification Code (PIC) for the organisation that you wish to register?

Yes.



 Use the Search ....

Use the Search feature to find your Organisation ID.

No. / I don't think so. 



 Just in case, double check that ...

Just in case, double check that your organisation has not been previously registered using the Search feature. Once you are certain it is not registered, please register your organisation.

If you find multiple results matching your organisation details, ask a colleague within your organisation for guidance on which to choose. If any of the PICs/Organisation IDs is associated with an ECHE code, this is deemed to be the correct organisation to further use in web applications.


Did your organisation previously apply for an accreditation or grant for Erasmus+ (managed by National Agencies) and/or European Solidarity Corps?

Yes.



 Use the Search ...

Use the Search feature to find your Organisation ID.

No. / I don't think so. 



 Just in case, double check ...

Just in case, double check that your organisation has not been previously registered using the Search feature. Once you are certain it is not registered, please register your organisation.

If you find multiple results matching your organisation details, ask a colleague within your organisation for guidance on which to choose. If any of the PICs/Organisation IDs is associated with an ECHE code, this is deemed to be the correct organisation to further use in web applications.

I don't know. 



 The eligibility criteria in the ...

The eligibility criteria in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide and the European Solidarity Corps Guide indicates the actions that are Erasmus+ (managed by National Agencies) and European Solidarity Corps actions. 

Use the Search feature to find your Organisation ID. If you can't find it or if you find multiple results, ask a colleague within your organisation for guidance on the correct PIC to use. In case of multiple PICs, if any is associated with an ECHE code, this is deemed to be the correct PIC.


Did you find your Organisation ID in the system?

Yes.



 Take note of the ...

Take note of the Organisation ID. You can now use the Organisation ID in any open calls for Erasmus+ or European Solidarity Corps Forms.

No. 



 If you have a PIC and your ...

If you have a PIC and your organisation has previously applied for an accreditation or for a grant for Erasmus+ (managed by National Agencies) and European Solidarity Corps actions, please contact your National Agency for further assistance. 


Do you require to edit or update the organisation details in the system?

Yes.


 From the landing page go to ...

From the landing page go to My Organisations and edit the organisation details. If you cannot view the organisation details from My Organisation, please contact your colleague who does have access to edit the organisation in the Participant Portal, now SEDIA Funding & Tenders portal. They will also have access to edit the organisation in the Organisation Registration system and can give you access by adding you as an authorised user or modify the organisation details for you.

If you cannot identify a colleague in your organisation who has access to edit the organisation details in the Participant Portal, now SEDIA Funding & Tenders portal, please contact your National Agency for further assistance, providing the PIC and/or Organisation ID. Details on what information to provide to the National Agency, see below.

No.  


 Apply using the organisation ID

Even if you are not an authorised user in the Organisation Registration system, you can still use the Organisation ID in the application form.


 

Nobody in my organisation has access to our organisation information in the Organisation Registration system. What can we do? 

 Have a duly checked representative of your organisation contact your National Agency...
  1. A duly checked representative of the organisation has to contact the National Agency; indicating that a user needs to have access to the organisation's information in the new Organisation Registration system.
  2. The National Agency will ask for:

    1. Compulsory fields

      • PIC (if relevant)
      • Organisation ID
      • First Name and Last Name
      • Professional email address
    2. Optional fields – The National Agency can request to use the same info of the Organisation and not supply these field
      • Main phone
      • Street name and number
      • Country, City and Postal code
  3. The National Agency will then check in their own project management system if indeed the requested user is not present for the specific organisation. 
  4. The National Agency will then take the necessary steps to have the account added.
  5. The National Agency will then notify the organisation and authorised user once access is given. The access to the organisation information in the Organisation Registration system should work. The organisation will then display in the list of My Organisations and the details can be accessed and updated, if needed.



Introducing the Organisation Registration system for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps.


Any organisation that wants to apply for an accreditation or for a grant under the European Commission programmes must register and provide their basic legal and financial information.

For actions managed by the Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC) through the National Agencies, this is done in the Organisation Registration system, a new tool provided by DG EAC. These actions are referred to as decentralised actions and include part of the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes. For the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes, please check the relevant programme guides and websites to identify whether the actions you applied for in the past or plan to apply for are centralised or decentralised.

After registration, a unique identifier is assigned to the organisation. This is the Organisation ID, which will be used for applications and also as a reference by the European Commission and National Agencies in future interactions.

For centralised actions within the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes, registration is carried out in the Participant Portal, now SEDIA Funding & Tenders portal. These actions are managed by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) together with other programmes such as Creative Europe, Europe for Citizens, EU Aid Volunteers. Registration in the portal will result in a Personal Identification Code, referred to as the PICPlease visit the Funding & Tender portal, for specific instructions and additional information.

Organisations willing to participate in both the decentralised and centralised actions of the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes must use both systems and will have two distinct and unique identifiers: the PIC and the Organisation ID. 

If you are a new user, you must create an EU Login account before registering your organisation in the Organisation Registration system or the Funding & tender portal.

Information

Please see the eligibility criteria in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide and the European Solidarity Corps Guide to find out where to submit your specific accreditation/grant application for these two programmes and where to register your organisation.



How do I register my organisation in the Organisation Registration system?

Important

Only register your organisation once, even if you intend to participate in multiple calls for proposals. 

As an authorised user representing your organisation, you will provide all the required information on your organisation in the Organisation Registration system. 

To avoid multiple registrations of the same organisation, before you start the registration process, please use the available search functionality to identify any similar organisations. This will allow you to decide whether an already existing Organisation ID can be used within a Web Application Form or whether you should register your organisation for the first time. See How to search for organisations for more details. If you find multiple results matching your organisation's details, ask a colleague within your organisation for guidance on which to choose. If any of the PICs/Organisation IDs is associated with an ECHE code, this is deemed to be the correct organisation to further use in web applications.

Please keep the legal data of your organisation and programme-related information at hand. You can check the information you will need for the registration in the documentation of the specific call for proposals. You have to register your organisation before submitting your application form.

After submitting all the information needed to register your organisation, you will obtain a unique Organisation ID. This Organisation ID can be used immediately to apply for decentralised actions while awaiting certification by the responsible National Agency.


I already have a PIC, do I need an Organisation ID?

Yes, the Organisation ID must be used in all future open calls for Erasmus+ or European Solidarity Corps Forms actions managed by National Agencies. 

If in the past you already used your PIC to apply for decentralised Erasmus+ or European Solidarity Corps projects, you do not need to re-register in the Organisation Registration system. The organisation details have been transferred from the Participant Portal, now SEDIA Funding & Tender portal, to the Organisation Registration system and a unique Organisation ID was assigned automatically to your organisation.

If you were a self-registrant, LEAR or an account administrator managing your organisation's PIC then you already have access to the new Organisation Registration system. Simply log in to the new system using your existing EU Login credentials and manage your organisation data from OID My Organisations. Be aware that the Organisation Registration system does not support authentication using eID. Only authentication with the e-mail address and password associated to your EU Login is possible.

It is possible to find the Organisation ID using the available search functionality and your PIC.



I don't know if I have an Organisation ID or a PIC.

Just in case, double check that your organisation has not been previously registered using the Search feature. Once you are certain it is not registered, please register your organisation.

If you find multiple results matching your organisation details, ask a colleague within your organisation for guidance on which to choose. If any of the PICs/Organisation IDs is associated with an ECHE code, this is deemed to be the correct organisation to further use in web applications.


Where to register for the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE)?

As the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) is awarded by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), a higher institution must register in SEDIA Funding & Tender portaland then use the PIC to apply for the Charter. If awarded the ECHE, the institution can:

  • use the PIC to apply for Erasmus+ centralised actions, i.e. call for proposals managed by EACEA.
  • register in the new EAC Organisation Registration system and use the newly created Organisation ID to apply for Erasmus+ decentralised actions. The PIC should be mentioned when registering the organisation here.



European Solidarity Corps.

The European Solidarity Corps Quality Label is awarded by the National Agencies or EACEA.

Organisations wishing to participate in European Solidarity Corps activities are required to register the organisation in the Organisation Registration system, and obtain an Organisation ID. The Organisation ID is then used to apply for other European Solidarity Corps activities, with the exception of ESC14 - Volunteering Teams in high priority areas. 

Groups of young people wishing to implement solidarity projects also need to register in the Organisation Registration system and obtain a single Organisation ID.



How will the organisation information be verified?

The organisation details will be verified by different institutions depending on the part of the programme and the institution handling the request. The verification is only done when needed, usually after a grant proposal is successfully evaluated. 

Certification by the National Agency.

Registered organisations which apply for decentralised actions will have their details certified by the National Agency of the relevant participating country of the programme. All documents uploaded in the new Organisation Registration system will be checked by the National Agency. If approved, the organisation is considered certified by the National Agency. Until certification is completed, the Organisation ID status in the Organisation Registration system displays Registered.

If an organisation applies for Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Higher Education mobility consortia accreditation, the organisation will also go through certification by the National Agency. 

After successful NA Certification, the status of your Organisation ID in the Organisation Registration system is updated to NA Certified


Validation by the Research Executive Agency (REA).

Grant requests for centralised projects under Creative Europe, Erasmus+, Europe for Citizens, EU Aid Volunteers are handled by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), therefore the organisation is verified and validated by REA in Brussels.

This process is referred to as validation of legal entities.


Requests for Accreditation handled by EACEA.

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE)

If an organisation is awarded an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE), it will neither be validated nor certified during the accreditation process itself. This will be done later on depending on the grant request. The organisation will be:


Quality Label processed by EACEA

As the awarding of a Quality Label for the European Solidarity Corps is done by EACEA, the organisation details will also be certified by EACEA.

Take note

Organisations that are participating in the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps actions managed by National Agencies (as applicants, beneficiaries, partners, hosts or consortium members) and already have a PIC will be copied to the new Organisation Registration system. If an organisation was already validated by REA it will automatically be NA certified.

If your organisation applies for centralised actions, it will have to go through the REA validation process, regardless of whether it has already been certified for a decentralised project or not.

You may be asked for different documentation or information in the two cases. For instance if your organisation is selected for a centralised action you must nominate a Legal Entity Appointed Representative (LEAR) and provide supporting legal documents in view of the validation. In that case, the mandatory fields for the LEAR must be filled in the Portal. The LEAR appointment is not required if the PIC is not validated by REA.

URL

The full URL to the Organisation Registration system for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-esc/organisation-registration



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