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

Last few weeks to apply for Key Action 2 funding

The 2020 deadline to apply for Erasmus+ partnership (Key Action 2) funding for higher education, schools, VET, adult education and cross-sector projects is rapidly approaching – but don’t panic. Check out our range of informative webinars and guidance notes, all designed to help you make your application the best it can be. Good luck!
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2020 Erasmus+ Annual Conference: save the date

We are pleased to announce that the 2020 Erasmus+ UK Annual Conference will take place on Thursday 25 June in the historic setting of The Principal Manchester. Save the date and join the Erasmus+ community of stakeholders, funded projects and the National Agency team for a day of discussion, celebration and networking.
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Get expert advice on your project idea

Did you know you can get one-to-one advice on a potential application for European Solidarity Corps funding? Our Project Outline forms can help you to structure your project idea and get personal feedback from the UK National Agency team in time for the next deadline (30 April, 11am UK time). Submit a form by 19 April to arrange a one-to-one telephone advice session.
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Travel advice for regions affected by Coronavirus

We are closely monitoring information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We are aware that travel to and from affected regions may have to be postponed or cancelled, and Erasmus+ participants may wish to return early. Read our news item to stay up to date with the latest Erasmus+ guidance.
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Free travel passes for young people

The next application round for DiscoverEU takes place between 12-26 March, where 18-year-olds can apply for a free European travel pass. We spoke with Eva, from Eurodesk UK, to learn more about the initiative and how young people can apply for a DiscoverEU pass. Watch our interview and spread the word to young people in your organisation!
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The transition period

Read the latest statement from the Department for Education on our transition period webpage.

Other Erasmus+ News

  • COMING SOON: the Erasmus+ competition will be back for 2020! To celebrate the impact of the programme over the last seven years, we will be welcoming back our much-loved competition. Stay tuned on Facebook and our website for updates.
  • The Erasmus+ Project Results Platform has over 130,000 listed projects and a range of features to help at the start, during and end of your project. Read our blog post to make the most of the platform, no matter what stage you are at.
  • The School Education Gateway has great resources for teachers, like the European Toolkit: promoting inclusive education and tackling early school leaving. Browse the collection of good practices and inspiring examples, to help you better support your pupils.
  • Have you been involved in successful projects with a focus on environmental awareness?  Do you know of worthwhile ideas on responsible consumption and environmental protection? Share your thoughts and experiences with EPALE’s community of 60,000+ members from now until March.
  • The new EuroApprentices will undertake their National Level Preparation Training this month, where they will sign their contracts and learn how to promote international placements. See what they got up to last year and watch this space for new updates!

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 project inspiration.

          Volunteering Projects, Volunteering Partnerships, Traineeships and Jobs
          and Solidarity Projects
          30 April 2020, 11am (UK time). Learn more.


          Call for Eurodesk UK Ambassadors
          6 April 2020. Apply now.

          European Solidarity Corps: Jobs & Traineeships Quality Booster
          3 - 6 May 2020, Finland. Apply by 12 March.
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