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Peter Birch - Presentation on the opportunities for businesses for language learning in the Lifelong Learning Programme

Peter Birch - Presentation on the opportunities for businesses for language learning in the Lifelong Learning Programme

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  • Leonardo partnerships focus on the cooperation between vocational education and training and the world of work and involve partners from both sidesLeonardo transfer of innovation aim at improving training systems by transferring innovations already developed in other contexts
  • Haute Ecole Louvain en Hainaut asbl , in partnershipwithUniversities, business service providers, technologistslanguage training package already available in 7 languages (EN, ES, FR, GL, NL, NO and SI) to all vocational training organisations, hotel groups and SME's in the catering industry (for free), as the result of our previous project under Leonardo da Vinci. So far, it has been awarded several prizes in different countries : the European Language Label in Slovenia, Belgium, Norway, Ireland and Spain and the CALICO Award in the USA
  • Haute Ecole Louvain en Hainaut asbl , in partnershipwithUniversities, business service providers, technologistslanguage training package already available in 7 languages (EN, ES, FR, GL, NL, NO and SI) to all vocational training organisations, hotel groups and SME's in the catering industry (for free), as the result of our previous project under Leonardo da Vinci. So far, it has been awarded several prizes in different countries : the European Language Label in Slovenia, Belgium, Norway, Ireland and Spain and the CALICO Award in the USA
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    • 1. Berlin 27 October 2011Languages for Business – Funding Opportunities in the Lifelong Learning Programme Peter Birch Head of Sector: ICT, Languages and Roma Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
    • 2. The Executive Agency Comenius Erasmus Jean Monnet Grundtvig Key activities Leonardo da Vinci EurydiceExecutive Agency forEducation, Audiovisualand Culture € 131 million (2011)http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/EACEA-INFO@ec.europa.eu 2
    • 3. Lifelong Learning Erasmus Mundus Tempus External cooperation Europe for Citizens Youth in Action Our portfolio Culture 2007 Media 2007 2011 Total Budget: ~614 Million €3
    • 4. Agency’s mission: Turning policy into action and results•Implementing programmes•Managing the whole life cycle of the projects But also information and communication with beneficiaries: daily, seminars, conferences, infodays, etc In 2010, more than 11.000 project proposals were submitted, of which around 4000 were selected for funding 4
    • 5. First of all... WHO ARE YOU? A business?A business (multiple) service provider? A training provider? A language service provider? A language school or trainer? ... 5
    • 6. Secondly... What do you know about theLifelong Learning Programme? Nothing Something Quite a lot Expert! 6
    • 7.  Lifelong Learning Programme: opportunities for businesses Lifelong Learning Programme: languages and (is) (for) (with) business Some examples What next? 7
    • 8. The Lifelong Learning programme (LLP) What’s in it for businesses? (1) Looking for specific training to retrain employees? Or for innovative ideas? Interested in hosting/placing trainees and apprentices from other countries? Wishing to work with education institutions to help students get the skills they and you need? 8
    • 9. The Lifelong Learning programme (LLP) What’s in it for businesses? (2) 3 opportunities Learn Use Participate 9
    • 10. The Lifelong Learning Programme (1) What is it?  New call for proposals EAC/27/11  Deadlines 02/02/12 and 01/03/2012  http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/funding/2012/index_en.php Comenius Erasmus Leonardo da Vinci GrundtvigSchool education Higher education & Vocational education Adult education advanced training and training o p p o r t u n i t i e s f o r b u s i n e s s e s Transversal Programme4 key activities – KA1 Policy Cooperation; KA2 Languages; KA3 ICT KA4 Dissemination and exploitation of results (valorisation) Jean Monnet Programme 3 key activities – Jean Monnet Action; European Institutions; European associations 10
    • 11. LLP actions open to enterprises (1)Decentralised actions• Mobility actionse.g. Erasmus and Leonardo placements (traineeships)• Partnerships and Projecte.g. Leonardo Partnerships or Transfer of innovation projects Contact point: LLP National Agencies http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong- learning-programme/doc1208_en.htm 11
    • 12. What are the benefits of LLP placements (traineeships) for an enterprise? Testing of an international outlook (especially for smaller locally based enterprises) Languages and culture Influx of new ideas Testing phase for potential future employees Promoting stronger links with education/training institutions and their staff Temporary support at reasonable cost Win/win situation 12
    • 13. LLP actions open to enterprises (2)Centralised actions• Multilateral projects, networks, accompanying measures Contact point: Executive Agency (EACEA) http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/ EACEA-INFO@ec.europa.eu 13
    • 14. Possible benefits from LLP centralised actions for a business Developing European contacts and PR Reinforcing the link between education/training and employment needs Developing educational/training on-demand services for enterprises Promoting exchanges and cooperation between higher education institutions (HEI) and enterprises Test innovative approaches Ownership of results and products! 14
    • 15. The Lifelong Learning Programme (2) What is it?  New call for proposals EAC/27/11  Deadlines 02/02/12 and 01/03/2012  http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/funding/2012/index_en.php Comenius Erasmus Leonardo da Vinci GrundtvigSchool education Higher education & Vocational education advanced training and training Adult education L a n g u a g e s a n d w o r l d o f w o r k Transversal Programme4 key activities – KA1 Policy Cooperation; KA2 Languages; KA3 ICT KA4 Dissemination and exploitation of results (valorisation) Jean Monnet Programme 3 key activities – Jean Monnet Action; European Institutions; European associations 15
    • 16. Priorities (1) Call 2012ErasmusCooperation between higher education institutions andenterprises • Promote business input into course design for curricula modernisation • Develop educational services for enterprises such as tailor- made courses for upgrading knowledge and skills of employees 16
    • 17. Priorities (2) Call 2012Leonardo da Vinci (TOI)Promotion of the acquisition of key competences in VET • Vocationally oriented language learning • Content and language integrated learning • Approaches for adapting language learning to needs and possibilities of pupils and traineesDevelopment and transfer of mobility strategies in VET • Support the participation of SMEs and placements in enterprises (business can also send apprentices) • Transfer models for reciprocal exchanges of trainees, particularly apprentices in enterprises 17
    • 18. Priorities (3) Call 2012KA2 LanguagesCooperation between the worlds of education,training and work • Projects aiming at reinforcing language competences relevant to the workplace in order to improve employability and enhance European competitiveness • E.g.  highlight the importance of languages for companies and training institutions;  develop innovative language learning materials adapted to the needs of companies 18
    • 19. KA2 Languages -2012 call – Some data Multilateral Networks Accompanying projects measuresIndicative budget 7,3 M€ 2,15 M€ 0,36 M€ (21) (5) (3)Maximum Grant (75%) 200.000/year 150.000/year Max. Community contribution: 400.000Max. duration 3 years 3 years 1 yearMin partnerships 3 countries 5 countries 1 countryDeadline 1 March 2012 at noon (CET)Notification of results JulyProjects’ starting date 1 November, 1 December, 1 January 19
    • 20. KA2 Languages -2012 call – What can you do?KA2 Multilateral projects – Awareness raising – Development and spreading of language learning materialsKA2 Accompanying measures –communication activities –thematic monitoring of projects and –dissemination and exploitation of project results 20
    • 21. KA2 Languages – More data140120100 80 Submitted Approved 60 Success Rate 25.77 34.09 38.16 26.73 22.50 40 20 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 21
    • 22. Some examples (1)Eurocatos: European Catering &Hospitality Language TrainingCourse (KA2)• Training course for use in the professional hospitality sectors of reception, kitchen and restaurant service• Online courses in 11 languages, EN, FR, ES, NL, European Language Label Awards and CALICO award in USA NO, GL, DE, FI, IT, PL, GA. www.eurocatering.org• Levels A1-A2 http://www.eurocathos.eu 22
    • 23. Some examples (2)PELLIC: Practice Enterprise for • PE context into an openLanguage Learning & Intercultural source virtual languageCommunication (KA2) learning environment (VLE) • student groups employed by companies studying English • e.g. of activities: planning company web pages, sending electronic newsletters, e-mails, making phone calls, sending business letters, arranging virtual meetings http://www.pellic.eu/ 23
    • 24. Some examples (3) • A portal providing services to overcome mobility barriers: – Work placements agents – Vocational language profiles – Intercultural aspects – E-learning modules for language learning and intercultural communicationEU-Move: the European Mobility portal for vocational education and training (LdV) http://www.evta.net/eumoveportal/index.html 24
    • 25. What Next ? 25
    • 26. Some advice• Clarify your objective• Assess your needs (or those of your clients)• Contact stakeholders (chamber of commerce, national agencies, networks, associations, service providers, training organisations, linguists, etc.)• Look for experiences (websites, compendia, databases, expertise...)• Refine your needs analysis• Assess opportunities 26
    • 27. Some advice• Transform your needs into an action plan – Know-how = partners = network – Delegate? – Timing – Homework• Fix milestones• Evaluate as you go along• Think of the future• Enjoy the journey! 27
    • 28. Want to try? more advice… (1)1. Skilled project manager (and team)2. Read support materials carefully3. Choose the right part of the programme for your proposal4. If it’s not written in the application, it doesn’t exist 28
    • 29. Want to try? more advice… (2)5. All skills needed in the consortium: identify new partners to cover “missing skills”(e.g. Languages, pedagogy, IT, dissemination..): - your networks and those of your other partners - previous projects - national agencies -Partner Search Database http://llp.teamwork.fr/partner_search/home.php6. Co-operate with your partners on the application form7. Decide: this year or next? 29
    • 30. Some useful links Infodays 2012http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/events/infodays_2012/i nfoday_llp_2012_en.php Call for proposals 2012 http://ec.europa.eu/education/llp/doc848_en.htm Application procedure (centralised actions) http://ec.europa.eu/education/llp/doc848_en.htm
    • 31. Other useful links LLP on Commission web site http://ec.europa.eu/education/index_fr.htm National agencies contact points http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning- programme/doc1208_en.htm Detailed information on the LLP projects funded http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/index_en.php Compendia of LLP funded projectshttp://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/results_projects/project_compendia_en.php Results of LLP funded projects http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/project_reports/project_reports_en.php
    • 32. More useful links Project data bases Leonardo da Vinci http://www.adam-europe.eu/http://ec.europa.eu/education/leonardo-da-vinci/doc1204_en.htm Grundtvig http://ec.europa.eu/education/grundtvig/doc872_fr.htmhttp://ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/publ/pdf/grundtvig/su ccess-stories_fr.pdf
    • 33. KA2 info and contact KA2 – Languages Helpdesk EACEA-LANGUAGES@ec.europa.eu Details on Key Activity 2http://ec.europa.eu/education/llp/doc1943_en.htm 33

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