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March 2017

Consultation on Erasmus+

The European Commission have published an online questionnaire to gather views on the purpose and impact of Erasmus+. This consultation is a key part of the mid-term evaluation to help shape how the programme might look after 2020. We encourage organisations and individuals to take this opportunity to share experiences and opinions. The deadline for contributions is 31 May.
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The Erasmus+ Effect Series

The Erasmus+ Effect
 

Have you seen the latest series of videos on our social media channels? We have been showcasing footage of Erasmus+ beneficiaries from funded projects, asking them about the benefits and effect of Erasmus+, and what the programme means to our projects and stakeholders. Follow the #erasmuspluseffect to keep up to date with the latest project and participant stories.
30 years of Erasmus+

30 years of Erasmus+


2017 marks 30 years of Erasmus+ - why not hold your own event to celebrate your achievements? You can publicise your event by registering the details on the European Commission’s online events log. To help promote your project there are a range of resources in the promotional toolkit. And don't forget to use #ErasmusPlus30 to join the conversation!
Learning Networks Registration now open

Registration now open!


Booking is now open for the next Learning Networks event. On 24 May we’ll be in Glasgow focusing on ‘Promotion and dissemination: the skills of sharing’ and celebrating #ErasmusPlus30. The event is open to all funded Erasmus+ projects from newly-funded organisations to existing Learning Networks members. We hope you’ll be able to join us in Scotland #epluspeople.
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Results and statistics update

 
We’ve just relaunched our results and statistics pages! Our Erasmus+ animation has been updated and the new pages include two interactive maps to help you explore Erasmus+ around the UK. Discover the latest statistics about projects, funding and participants by Key Action, sector and UK country. The maps draw on data from our published reports and data tables. 

Other Erasmus+ news

  • Eurodesk UK is pleased to announce its five new Partners joining the network of ten existing Partners, helping to spread the word about European youth opportunities.
  • From Erasmus to Erasmus+: share the journey! Watch this space for our upcoming photo competition launching next month. We will be encouraging participants from the last 30 years to share the story of the impact that Erasmus+ or its predecessor programmes have had on their lives.
  • A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from SALTO supports youth participation in Key Action 1 and Key Action 3. Materials include videos, quizzes, and reading lists, and the MOOC is also an opportunity for users to create networks and build partnerships.
Bath College students and Andrea Sapundjija - International Women's Day

Spotlight on our blog


This month saw International Women’s Day 2017 trending with the #BeBoldForChange campaign. Our most recent blog post marked the day by looking at five ways Erasmus+ strives to challenge bias and inequality, celebrate women's achievements, and champion women's education. This included reflecting on the origins of the Erasmus+ programme and how the predecessor programmes contributed to supporting women’s education. We also took the opportunity to celebrate the successes of Andrea Sapundjija who has cerebral palsy and studied abroad in Spain.

Diary Dates

 

Erasmus+ funding deadlines:

  • 29 March 11am (UK time): deadline to apply for Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships in higher education, vocational education and training, schools and adult education.
  • 31 March 11am (UK time): deadline to apply for the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.
  • 26 April, 11am (UK time): Round 2 deadline to apply for youth funding for Key Action 1 Mobility, Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships and Key Action 3 Structured Dialogue.
Make your application as strong as you can by referring to the guidance notes on the ‘Apply for funding’ webpages, and by watching a recorded webinar.
 

Transnational Cooperation Activities:

EPALE online discussion:

  • 23 March: How can digital learning be used in the Upskilling Pathways initiative? – find out more
For more information on Erasmus+ funding please visit our website www.erasmusplus.org.uk
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