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February 2020

It's time to start your strategic partnership application

Key Action 2 is all about partnerships, whether that be exchanging good practices or cooperating for innovation. Are you planning to apply? The deadline is 24 March, 11am (UK time). Make sure your application ticks all the right boxes by using our application resources, which include guides for applicants, webinars and one-to-one calls.
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How to effectively manage your partnerships

 
Are you planning to apply for your first Key Action 2 project? Or want some advice on how to manage your partnership smoothly? We have compiled some top tips, including insights from Erasmus+ beneficiaries, on successfully managing your partnership. From establishing roles to setting out agreements, these tips can help you right from the application stage.
Read our tips
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Starting 2020 with a milestone

 
We want to say a massive THANK YOU to those who have liked us on Facebook, as we hit 10,000 page likes this month! We’re grateful that our Facebook community is growing, keeping you updated on Erasmus+ news, inspiring stories and more. To celebrate, the team created a special video to thank you. How many languages can you spot?
Celebrate with us
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Find your perfect partnership with the help of EPALE
 

In 2020, there is €13.5M available for adult education organisations looking to apply for Erasmus+ funding. We spoke to Sara from EPALE (the ePlatform for Adult Learning in Europe) about how the platform's tools and resources can help you engage with adult learning colleagues across Europe in order to form partnerships ahead of the March application deadline. 
Watch the video
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Making kindness the norm


Random Acts of Kindness Day takes place on 17 February every year and provides a chance for us to celebrate all the small acts that make a big difference! As part of the day, we’re collecting your stories about the random acts of kindness that you encountered during your Erasmus+ experience. Let us know on Twitter!
 
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The transition period


The UK has agreed a deal and left the EU on 31 January 2020. Under the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated with the EU, the UK will continue to participate fully in the current Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes. Read more on our transition period webpage.

Other Erasmus+ News

  • Have you ever wondered if the Erasmus+ expertise of a colleague from a different sector could help your project? Read how a teacher at Lancaster Royal Grammar School realised just this and is now benefiting from a cross-sector mentoring scheme.
  • Find out how ECVET can be beneficial to your mobility projects and learn more on how to utilise important tools by taking a look at the latest videos and beneficiary interviews on our ECVET webpage.
  • Calling all youth organisations! DiscoverEU is back for 2020, giving young people aged 18 the chance to travel, connect with peers and discover what Europe has to offer. A new round of applications for travel passes will take place from the 12 - 26 March.
  • European Solidarity Corps funding for Traineeships and Jobs helps organisations to widen their impact with proactive young people who want to address important societal change. Get the Quality Label now to be eligible to apply for funding in the next round.
  • The ‘Guidance to the Labour Market’ seminar brought together 75 international adult education professionals to develop project ideas and form partnerships for potential Key Action 2 projects. Discover what happened during the TCA in our blog post.

Diary Dates


 Application deadlines 

          Key Action 2: Strategic Partnerships
          Higher education, vocational education and training, schools, adult education.
          24 March 2020, 11am (UK time) – Get application support

          Key Actions 1, 2 and 3 for youth sector – Round 2
          30 April 2020, 11am (UK time) – Get application support

 Webinars 

          Key Action 2 higher education Q&A live webinar
          19 February 2020, 11.00am – Register now

          Key Action 2 VET and adult education Q&A live webinar
          19 February 2020, 10.30am – Register now
         
 One-to-one calls 

          Key Action 2 higher education partnerships one-to-one calls
          12 - 13 February 2020 – Register now

 TCA opportunities  

          Go Green for your Community!
          United Kingdom, 3 - 5 April 2020. Apply by 28 February 2020          

          EuroPeers Training Course
         
Belgium, 21 - 26 April. Apply by 23 February 2020.
 
For more information on Erasmus+ funding please visit our website www.erasmusplus.org.uk
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