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The latest news from the Erasmus+ UK National Agency
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October 2019

Erasmus+ gets animated

We are pleased to release our new statistics animation, showcasing funding results from 2014-2018 with a breakdown for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The video also provides insightful comments from Erasmus+ beneficiaries, sharing their thoughts on the programme. Watch the animation now and read through our new-look factsheets to see what’s going on across the UK.
Watch the animation
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Improve your photography skills with our guide

 
Taking photos of your project is a key part of the Erasmus+ experience. Photos keep a visual diary of your project’s activities, support you in writing your final report and make great memories to look back on. Don’t have much photography experience? Our guide has advice on capturing the perfect shot – from choosing the right equipment, camera settings to promoting the photos afterwards.
Read the guide
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How #epluspeople promote sustainability 

 
It’s not just the UK National Agency that’s looking for ways to become more sustainable – our Erasmus+ community is too! Read how organisation, 'The Surefoot Effect', focused their adult education project on making information about protecting the environment more accessible. From a graphic novel to an e-learning programme, they show how Erasmus+ projects can play a role in sustainability.
Discover the project
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New additions to Erasmus+ stories

 
Our Erasmus+ stories have taken on a Scottish flavour this month. Projects featured include JK Rowling’s  charity Lumos Foundation who have given young people a voice, boosting literacy skills at Pollokshields Primary School, an innovative project from Glasgow Caledonian University to fight climate change, and LEAP Sports Scotland exploring gender expression through drag.
View their stories
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Improve your Erasmus+ knowledge with our quiz

 
Participant portal, centralised and decentralised actions, virtual mobility… Being part of the Erasmus+ community brings with it a range of terminology that is important for you to understand. For someone who is new to the programme, it can seem a little daunting – which is why we have put together this jargon buster quiz! Give it a try to put your knowledge to the test and learn something new.
Test yourself
Brexit Update

We continue to work closely with the Department for Education on how a no-deal scenario would affect the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes. For the latest information, please visit our Brexit update webpage.

In the event that the UK leaves the EU with no agreement in place, UK applicants with successful Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps bids will be able to claim against the HMG guarantee.

Beneficiary organisations are encouraged to register for the guarantee on the Cabinet Office portal. For guidance on how to register you can watch the UK Government's video tutorial.


For organisations in Northern Ireland, the Departments of Education, Communities and Economy will be running a session for Erasmus+ projects on preparing for the HMG guarantee in Belfast on Tuesday 22 October at 2.30pm. For more information and to RSVP, please contact youth.services@education-ni.gov.uk by Friday 18 October, 5pm.
 
More information regarding preparing for a no-deal exit will be published on the Erasmus+ and ESC websites in due course.

Other Erasmus+ News

  • The health benefits of playing sport are widely recognised, but something less spoken about is the impact sports activities have on inclusion. From challenging stereotype to supporting those with fewer opportunities, we looked at how sport champions inclusivity.
  • Free resources are available to schools that register on eTwinning before 27 October. The materials include pens, pencils and even a teddy bear to accompany schools on their travels.
  • On 26 September we held our Learning Networks – Employability event, where attendees discussed what projects can do to build entrepreneurial skills and improve the employability of participants. View the day’s notes on our events page.
  • European Solidarity Corps volunteers salvaged camping equipment left by festival goers in Leeds, in a project run by Everything is Possible. Watch how they helped the environment while building up news skills and benefiting local charities.

Diary Dates


 TCA opportunities  

          European Solidarity Corps Open Online Course
          Ready, Set, Make the change! There is still time to learn about the European
          Solidarity Corps with the free Open Online Course.
 
          Internationalization and innovative VET practices in Spain: the case 
          of the Basque Country

          Study Visit
          26 - 28 November 2019, Spain. Apply by 25 October.

Find more TCA opportunities on our webpage.
For more information on Erasmus+ funding please visit our website www.erasmusplus.org.uk
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