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November 2018

Looking forward to 2019

 
Next year €187 million of European Commission funding will be available to United Kingdom education and youth organisations through the Erasmus+ programme. This is an increase in funding of €17 million from 2018. If you are thinking of applying in 2019, details of deadlines are on our website along with resources and events to support your application.
 
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Extra funding aids project accessibility

 
Did you know Erasmus+ offers additional funding to ensure projects are inclusive and accessible to participants with special needs or a disability? Funding can be used for a wide variety of needs, such as specialist equipment, carers and medical support. For example, additional funding enabled the Permaculture Association schools project to include children who could not otherwise have participated.
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Make a difference with the European Solidarity Corps

 
Are you an organisation working with young people with fewer opportunities? European Solidarity Corps funding supports young people aged between 18-30 to boost their CVs, learn new skills and make a difference at home or abroad through volunteering or work placements. Come along to our free breakfast briefing in Birmingham on 28 November to find out more.
 
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Nominate your learners for EuroApprentices

 
We are inviting organisations to put forward current or former apprentices to become EuroApprentices in 2019. Successful nominees will join the network of Erasmus+ funded apprentices and have the opportunity to promote the programme by sharing their personal experiences. The UK National Agency will provide training and support. The deadline for applications is 15 December.
 
More about the scheme
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Encouraging disadvantaged students to go abroad

 
Research shows that less advantaged higher education students have the most to gain from a placement abroad, but they are the least likely to take part. Learn how higher education institutions can encourage and support disadvantaged students, with useful toolkits, reports and good practice examples from UUKi, the Irish Universities Association and the European Commission.
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Other Erasmus+ News

  • Do you want to share your project’s work, discuss top tips for success and network with like-minded project coordinators? Learning Networks is the perfect opportunity! Register now for the 5 December event in Birmingham – places are limited.
  • Are you looking for partners for your Erasmus+ Adult Education project? Do you want to share your project outcomes or advertise an event? The Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) is here to help. Read our blog post to find out how.
  • Eurodesk is seeking the views of people aged 13-35 on their experience searching for opportunities abroad. Complete their survey before 25 November to help improve mobility information and get the chance to win a gift card of your choice.
  • Help us assess the impact of Erasmus+. We’re looking for consultants to deliver three new research and evaluation projects in VET, adult education and youth. Download the documents from our website.

Diary Dates


 Events 

          Erasmus+ Information Sessions
          Birmingham, 28 November – Register
          London, 1 December – Register

          Erasmus+ and eTwinning Schools Twilight Sessions
          Birmingham, 28 November – Register

          European Solidarity Corps Breakfast Briefing
          Birmingham, 28 November – Register

          Learning Networks
          Birmingham, 5 December - Register

 Webinars 

          Incorporating ECVET into an Erasmus+ Key Action 1 VET application
          21 November 2018 – Register now

          Erasmus+ for Schools - Introduction to the grant-funded opportunities
         
6 December 2018 - Register now

          Putting ECVET into practice
          7 December 2018 – Register now
For more information on Erasmus+ funding please visit our website www.erasmusplus.org.uk
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