Published on October 31, 2018
1. New to Erasmus+ session
3. Erasmus+ in the UK statistics Funding awarded: € 676.8 m Number of projects: 4,796 Number of participants: 128,097
4. • Key considerations for getting started • Distinguishing features of each Key Action • What else you need to know • Partner finding • Resources and next steps • Questions? Outline of the session
5. Identifying your target group Vocational Education and Training Youth Schools Adult Education Higher Education
6. Key Action 1 Mobility of learners and staff Study, work, volunteer, teach or train abroad Key Action 2 Improve practice (Strategic) Partnerships: sharing, developing and transferring knowledge, ideas and resources Key Action 3 Improve policy Youth structured dialogue projects designed to facilitate meetings between young people and policymakers Deciding on project activities
7. Who are your partners abroad?
8. Key Action 1 - Mobility
9. Key Action 1 – Mobility Distinguishing features • Organisations make a funding application to send participants on mobility activities abroad • Activities, project durations and funding vary depending on the sector • Mobility activities within a project can last from 2 days to 12 months depending on the field and type of activity • Pre-qualification of organisations required in some cases
10. Field Activity Duration Higher education Student Mobility: • Study • Traineeship Staff Mobility: • Teaching • Training • Combined • 3 months to 12 months • 2 months to 12 months • 5 days to 2 months Vocational education and training Learner Mobility: • Short-term traineeship • Long-term traineeship (ErasmusPro) Staff Mobility: • Teaching/ training assignments • Staff training • Advanced Planning Visit • 2 weeks to under 3 months • 3 months to 12 months • 2 days to 2 months • 3 days maximum Activity Durations
11. Field Activity Duration Schools • Teaching/ training assignments • Structured courses or training events • Job-shadowing • 2 days to 2 months Adult education • Teaching/ training assignments • Structured courses or training events • Job-shadowing • 2 days to 2 months Youth • Youth Exchanges • Mobility of Youth Workers • Advanced Planning Visit • 5 days to 21 days • 2 days to 2 months • 2 days maximum Activity Durations (continued)
12. Case study: Key Action 1
13. Key Action 2 - Partnerships
14. • Organisations can work together to address policy objectives, challenges and needs • Projects can focus on one field alone or on a cross-field basis • Priority topics for 2019 are in the Programme Guide – your application must address one! • Flexibility in terms of size and scale of project and funding Key Action 2 – Partnerships Distinguishing features
15. Supporting Innovation Exchange of Good Practices • Develop innovative outputs • Develop networks and experience of transnational cooperation • Engage in intensive dissemination and exploitation • Share ideas, practices and methods • Budget for Intellectual Outputs and Multiplier Events (if relevant) • No budget for Intellectual Outputs or Multiplier Events • Open to all fields • Specific formats for: School Exchange Partnerships (Schools) and Transnational Youth Initiatives (Youth) • Not available for Higher Education Project types
16. • Organisations need to be part of a partnership of organisations from different countries • Minimum size is 2 or 3 partners in total depending on the field • One organisation applies for funding in their country on behalf of the whole partnership • Eligible project durations vary between fields How does it work?
17. Case study: Key Action 2
18. Key Action 3 – Dialogue
19. • Organisations can bring young people and decision-makers together to improve youth policy • Activities aimed at promoting the active participation of young people in democratic life and enabling young people to make their voices heard Key Action 3 – Structured Dialogue Distinguishing features
20. • Meetings, events, seminars, debates and discussions • Meetings and seminars linked to official EU Presidency Youth Conferences • Events and debates linked to the European Youth Week, and • Consultation, including online opinion polls and surveys Activities
21. • Organisations can apply for funding for national or transnational meetings • Young people must be involved in all stages of the project • Emphasis on non-formal learning principles and practices How does it work?
22. Case study: Key Action 3 Engaging young people in the political processes that affect their lives, and creating an awareness of political processes and how the voice of young people should and could be heard.
23. What else you need to know
24. Development Opportunities • Every year, Erasmus+ National Agencies fund a range of development opportunities known as Networking and Transnational Cooperation Cooperation Activities (TCA’s) • These projects support key priorities at UK and EU level
25. • Individually funded activities in the UK or abroad • Activities include partnership building, conferences, training alumni networks, study visits and other actions throughout Europe and beyond • Aim to develop the quality and impact across the education, youth sectors • Activities are directed at new or experienced practitioners across Erasmus+ sectors
26. Inclusion within Key Action 2 conference Without the opportunity to meet and network with other European organisations facing similar challenges and with like-minded ambitions it would be impossible to develop such robust projects for Erasmus +.
27. • NA funded opportunities can be found on: www.erasmusplus.org.uk/tca • Guide for Applicants available on web page • The UK NA will reimburse 100% travel costs (up to 500 EUR) • Accommodation and subsistence is covered by the organisers • For further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
28. Partner finding • Erasmus+ Project Results Platform • European Commission tool • Online resource to search over 71,000 projects across Europe • Start your search today http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/
29. Partner finding and information • Youth – SALTO www.salto-youth.net/ • Youth – Eurodesk www.eurodesk.org.uk • Adult education – EPALE https://ec.europa.eu/epale/en • Schools and VET – eTwinning www.etwinning.net/en/pub/index.htm • Schools – Schools Education Gateway www.schooleducationgateway.eu/en/pub/index.htm • All sectors – Funding results lists www.erasmusplus.org.uk/funding-results
30. New to Erasmus+ • View presentations and useful resources after the event • The next steps to help you apply for funding under the 2019 Call www.erasmusplus.org.uk/new-to-erasmus
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32. What's covered in the other workshops? • Choose between KA1 or KA2/3 • More detailed information on types of activity by sector • Hear from an experienced beneficiary organisation • Find out about what levels of funding and what costs an Erasmus+ grant covers • Advice on submitting a good quality application
33. Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. The Erasmus+ UK National Agency is a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK. Find us online www.erasmusplus.org.uk @erasmusplusuk ukerasmusplus erasmusplusuk
34. For general enquiries you can contact either the British Council or Ecorys UK as follows: British Council T: 0161 957 7755 email@example.com Ecorys UK T: 0121 212 8947 firstname.lastname@example.org Contact us
35. • Lunch - • Key Action 1 workshop - • Key Action 2/3 workshop - • Informal drop-in session - Breakout rooms