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 applications to open calls for Erasmus+ or European Solidarity Corps Forms.
This guide is intended both for users and organisations that had used the Participant Portal (now SEDIA Funding & Tenders portal) before October 2019 to register in order to participate in Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps actions managed by National Agencies, and for those who had never used the Participant Portal and require to register to participate in such actions.
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.
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Updated translations for the Organisation Registration system 2021 are under preparation. For an up-to-date description of the Organisation Registration system functionalities, we recommend that you use the English documentation until translation in your language is available.
All new translations will be listed under the heading Translations updated for ORS 2021 below.
Translations updated for ORS 2021
Before October 2019, did you have access to edit your organisation details in the former Education, Audio-visual, Culture, Citizenship and Volunteering Participant Portal, now SEDIA Funding & Tenders portal?
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 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 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 PIC. Please 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.
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 which is accessible from the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps platform.
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.
If before October 2019 you had 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 were 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 Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps platform using your existing EU Login credentials and manage your organisation data from 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.
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, you can proceed to 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.
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 portal, and then use the PIC to apply for the Charter. If awarded the ECHE, the institution can:
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.