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The latest news from the Erasmus+ UK National Agency
October 2020

Our top picks from the 2020 Annual Conference

Last month, more than 200 guests attended our virtual Erasmus+ Annual Conference, in which National Agency staff, beneficiaries, participants, and stakeholders discussed the impact that the programme has had during the past seven years. If you weren’t able to join us for the event, you can catch up on all the news and views in our blog post, which includes a highlights video and full recordings of each session.
See the highlights
Project coordinators working on their KA2 project application

One week to go until additional Key Action 2 deadline


There is just a week left to get your applications in for funding under the additional call for Strategic Partnerships in response to COVID-19. The deadline is 29 October, 11am (UK time). Need some help with your application? Take a look at our video overview and guides for applicants.
View the resources
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Maximise the impact of your project photos and videos


Photo and video should play a major role in any communications plan – do you want to start making the most of them? At our virtual Learning Networks, we interviewed two beneficiaries who have excelled in using photos and videos during their Erasmus+ projects. Find out how they work with their participants, what software they use and all their hints and tips for getting the most out of your content.
Learn more
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How to support wellbeing during lockdown

 
Are you looking for ways to support your participants’ wellbeing? For this year’s World Mental Health Day, the theme was ‘Mental Health for all’. We celebrated the ways our #epluspeople are supporting each other and keeping mental health a top priority. Get inspired by their experiences!
Read their stories
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The people, places and poems behind Erasmus+


Since the beginning of the programme in 2014, Erasmus+ has provided life-changing opportunities for people across the UK. We're delighted with how many people have taken part, and we want to reflect on the achievements of applicants, impact on individuals, and stories behind the statistics. Hear from some of our competition winners and listen to the poems the Erasmus+ programme has inspired.
Take a look

Coronavirus update

 
Mobility Tool+ has recently been updated to allow for inputting virtual and blended mobilities and activities. Further updates related to final reports are due to take place on Mobility Tool+ and there is the possibility that, at present, some beneficiaries may not be able to fully complete their report. This may also result in delays in assessing final reports. Where possible, please try to submit Final reports on time. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact the UK National Agency.

Please keep checking our website for the latest information and guidance.

Other Erasmus+ News

  • Olá, bonjour, guten tag! Mobility placements are great opportunities for young people to boost their language skills. To celebrate European Day of Languages, the European Solidarity Corps team looked at the support available and stories to inspire you.
  • Last week, people from across the UK and beyond came together to celebrate the Erasmus+ programme by organising virtual events and activities, as part of the ErasmusDays initiative. Check out what went on via the #ErasmusDays hashtag.
  • Young people can benefit from online and offline events across the UK through Eurodesk’s Time to Move campaign. These activities will introduce them to the hundreds of possibilities to take part in international projects.
  • With the experience of March’s lockdown under their belts, what steps can teachers take in case of further school closures due to local lockdowns? See how educators can prepare for the unexpected in this TES article.
  • ‘Social inclusion of the ageing population and intergenerational learning’ is EPALE’s thematic focus until the end of the year. Join the online discussion on 28 October to share your insights with adult learning professionals from across Europe!
  • There will be a virtual meeting for the ECVET Community of Practice in November. The team is keen to involve new participants, particularly those who would like to share their insights on virtual and blended mobilities. Email the team to find out more.

Diary Dates


 Application deadlines 

Key Action 2 – Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness and Partnerships for Creativity
29 October, 11am (UK time). Access the resources.

 Online events 

Time to Move
Online and offline events throughout October. Find out more.

Celebrating 30 years of Eurodesk
Online event. 21 October, 2pm (UK time). Register now.

Education exchange schools reopening webinars
Community action webinar. 18 November, 4pm (UK time). Register.
Support for children with SEND. 16 December, 4pm (UK time). Register.
For more information on Erasmus+ funding please visit our website www.erasmusplus.org.uk
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