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

Registration for the 2020 Annual Conference is now open!

Registration is open for the Erasmus+ Annual Conference. This year’s event will consist of two online sessions on 22 and 23 September. The sessions will offer the chance to hear directly from beneficiaries, participants, and stakeholders across all sectors, celebrating and reflecting on the seven years of impacts delivered by the programme.
Register now
Participants of the United Youth for Education Development's Erasmus+ project standing in a circle outside

Get ready for Youth Round 3 with our project stories

 
The deadline for Youth Round 3 funding applications is 1 October. While the deadline is still just over a month away, it’s never too early to make a head start with your application! Not sure where to start? See how organisations like United Youth for Educational Development have used our funding to support their work by taking a look at our Youth stories page.
Get inspired
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Keep learners' momentum going while studying at home


Although some aspects of our daily lives seem to be returning to ‘normal’, plans to get learners safely back into the classroom are still not finalised. It’s easy to feel unmotivated and uninspired when you’re not in your usual environment, but our blog post looks the ways you can keep your students and pupils engaged, driven and focused when they return to their education in September. 
Read the blog post
Erasmus+ participant Harry Withers during his placement

Opportunities for those with special educational needs


Less advantaged higher education students have the most to gain from a period abroad. Help them access international opportunities by making use of special needs funding which is still available for HEIs to access and will be for the lifetime of your project. Watch how Harry Withers, who has cerebral palsy, benefited from funding when studying in Warsaw.
Read Harry's story
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How does the European Solidarity Corps differ to EVS?


Organisations with European Voluntary Service and Erasmus+ volunteering accreditations can apply for Volunteering Projects with the European Solidarity Corps! But what has stayed the same and what has changed since the new programme? Ahead of the application deadline on 1 October, the team has put together a helpful blog detailing the similarities and differences.
Learn more

Coronavirus update

 
To stay up to date with the latest Erasmus+ guidance on this fast-moving situation please keep checking our website.

Other Erasmus+ News

  • Wellington School’s Erasmus Club was able to engage with NASA in a competition to design Mars Mission Patches after one of its pupils was invited to visit last summer. NASA’s Depute Director is now showing a keen interest in the school's Erasmus+ project!
  • Do you have any top tips you’d like to share with the Erasmus+ community? From advice on adapting your project to innovative ways you’ve collaborated with partners, we want to know how you’ve adapted to the new circumstances by filling out our form.
  • Transnational Cooperation and Networking officers from across Europe met online to share practice on supporting beneficiaries in building bridges between Covid-19 restrictions and their Erasmus+ projects. Take a look at what was discussed.
  • Meet EMA! Short for Eurodesk Mobility Advisor, EMA is a virtual Eurodesk officer providing youth friendly information via Facebook Messenger. Whether you are looking for international opportunities, resources, or have practical questions, EMA can help.
  • Would you like a chance to win an instant camera/printer? If so, enter the #EPALEStars competition by submitting a photo with a short caption that aligns with the theme of ‘Celebrating the Impact of Adult Learning’. The deadline is 20 September.
  • report on empowering adults through upskilling and reskilling pathways has been published by CEDEFOP. The framework, for policy makers and stakeholders, focuses on a coordinated approach to upskilling pathways for low-skilled adults.

Diary Dates


 Application deadlines 

Key Actions 1, 2 and 3 for youth sector – Round 3
1 October 2020, 11am (UK time). Get project inspiration.

Volunteering Projects, Traineeships and Jobs and Solidarity Projects
1 October 2020, 11am (UK time). Learn more.

We are expecting the European Commission to announce an additional KA2 deadline in the autumn which is focused on digital, creativity and culture priorities. The date and funding available are still to be confirmed, however we will send an e-alert and update our website once the European Commission publishes more information.

 Online events 

Solidarity Labs
Youth online event, 25 August 2020. Register by 23 August.

Go Green for your community
Youth online training course. Register by 27 August.

2020 Erasmus+ Annual Conference
Virtual event. Mornings of 22 and 23 September 2020. Register now.

Let’s Volunteer!
Youth online event, 19 – 23 October 2020. Register by 11 September.

 Online activities 

Talking Youth at Work podcast
Employability revisited with Maria-Carmen Pantea and Dunja Potočnik. Listen.
For more information on Erasmus+ funding please visit our website www.erasmusplus.org.uk
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