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December 2020

Season's greetings from the Erasmus+ UK National Agency

As the year draws to a close, we would like to say a big thank you to all our beneficiaries for your hard work, flexibility and commitment to Erasmus+. You certainly rose to the challenges of 2020 and helped forge a year like no other. To mark this, we are sharing seven of our favourite moments from this seventh year of the Erasmus+ programme. Enjoy the holidays and we wish you all a happy and healthy New Year!

- Jane Racz, Director and Madeleine Rose, Deputy Director, Erasmus+ UK National Agency.
Engaging with beneficiaries online.
Our start-up events went virtual this year and proved very popular, with more than 350 new beneficiaries attending or watching our online sessions. We covered a broad range of topics and sectors, with attendees fully engaging in this new format. Projects continuing into 2021 can access support via our manage your grant page.

People of Erasmus+ competition.
The People of Erasmus+ competition received over 100 entries this year. The stories ranged from the experiences of project coordinators to participants, with each one showcasing the unique and life-changing benefits of the Erasmus+ programme. Take a look at our playlist to see our 10 winners and listen to their stories!

Lockdown success stories.
Despite the lockdown, we have seen many success stories where Erasmus+ participants have benefitted from projects. From virtual placements to motivating students, discover how our beneficiaries have continued to manage their projects remotely.

Learning Networks went online.
In July, our #epluspeople attended online Learning Networks workshops, focused on project dissemination. From contacting the media to photography and video, fellow beneficiaries shared their own experiences and advice, discussing best practices.

A virtual 2020 conference.
The 2020 Erasmus+ Annual Conference was a fully virtual affair with more than 200 beneficiaries, participants and attendees joining us for engaging online discussions about inclusion, employability and the impact of the programme over the last seven years. Catch up with the highlights in our video.

Twenty-four UK #ErasmusDays events.
In October, the #ErasmusDays initiative saw hundreds of virtual events take place across Europe, with a total of 24 events in the UK! From virtual reunions to online sessions, organisations and participants came together to share their experiences and celebrate the diverse impacts of the programme.

Projects are still hitting headlines.
While many things have changed in 2020, it’s inspiring to see our projects adapting and working collaboratively. We’ve seen virtual and real-life exchanges, app launches, musicians and sportspeople, and blogs on how Erasmus+ has impacted lives. See what Erasmus+ UK projects have been featured in the press this year.

Get inspired by our recent Erasmus+ stories!

Discover more on our case studies webpage

Other Erasmus+ News

  • Do you use social media platforms as part of your work? In order to make the content we post on social media more useful for our beneficiaries, we need your help to understand the online habits of our #epluspeople! Fill out our survey to have your say and be in with a chance of winning a £20 Love2shop voucher.
  • Mobility Tool+ has recently been updated to allow for the inputting of virtual and blended mobilities and activities for Key Action 2 projects. Therefore, beneficiaries should now be able to complete their Final Reports.
  • The ECVET experts recently held virtual online roundtables with stakeholders from across the UK. Read our latest blog post to hear the thoughts of VET mobility stakeholders on the current state of international mobility and their hopes for the future.
  • From volunteering placements to studying abroad, everyone has a unique experience and a story to tell. The interactive Eurodesk UK publication "Eurodesk: a snapshot in 30 stories" compiles 30 inspiring accounts from young people and youth workers.
  • Former European Solidarity Corps volunteers who are UK residents met online at the Make it Matter event on 28 November. They shared their experiences, reflecting on what they have learnt and how they give back to their own communities.

Diary Dates

 Online events 

Solidarity online: Keep on training.
Taking place online 26 January – 11 February 2021. Register by 4 January.

 Online activities 

Social media survey.
Complete by 3 January to be in with a chance of winning a £20 gift voucher!
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