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2017 Call Erasmus+ Information Sessions UK: Schools

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Introduction the Erasmus+ programme for UK organisations interested in applying for funding in 2017. This presentation covers opportunities for schools institutions. For slides with an overview of the programme and other sector-specific sessions (higher education, vocational education and training, adult education and youth), please visit our clipboard: http://www.slideshare.net/ErasmusPlusUK/clipboards/2017-call-erasmus-information-sessions

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2017 Call Erasmus+ Information Sessions UK: Schools

  1. 1. Erasmus+ Opportunities for Schools November 2016
  2. 2. Key Actions – decentralised activities Key Action 1: Mobility of learners and staff Key Action 2: Strategic Partnerships Key Action 3: Youth Structured Dialogue
  3. 3. Key Action 1 School Education Staff Mobility
  4. 4. Link to Action Objectives • Pages 31 – 32 of the 2017 Programme Guide • Ensure that your project is relevant to Programme Objectives Examples: • increased capacity to trigger changes in terms of modernisation • better quality of their work and activities in favour of students and pupils, • greater understanding and responsiveness to social, linguistic and cultural diversity; • increased opportunities for professional and career development; • improved foreign language competences;
  5. 5.  German Language Training  Teachers attend intensive language training courses in Germany in order to introduce 2nd MFL to the school  Job Shadowing at Denmark SEN specialist school  Funding to job shadow and observe creative outdoor play. Funding to visit Denmark and gain insight into good practice.  Sending staff to conference tackling school dropouts  Aim to reduce young people's non-completion of upper secondary vocational education Examples of KA1 projects
  6. 6. Staff Mobility Teachers School Leaders Other School Education Staff Teaching Assignments Abroad Staff Training Structured courses Training Events Job shadowing Observations in Partner School Opportunities in the Schools Sector under Key Action 1
  7. 7. Programme countries Member States of the European Union Belgium Greece Lithuania Portugal Bulgaria Spain Luxembourg Romania Czech Republic France Hungary Slovenia Denmark Croatia Malta Slovakia Germany Italy Netherlands Finland Estonia Cyprus Austria Sweden Ireland Latvia Poland United Kingdom Non EU Programme Countries former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Iceland Norway Liechtenstein Turkey
  8. 8. • Projects can last 1 or 2 years • Mobility activities for schools can last from 2 days to 2 months • Two options: • Schools make a funding application themselves to send participants on mobility activities abroad • A school coordination body makes a funding application on behalf of a number of schools as a consortium How does it work?
  9. 9. CONSORTIUM APPLICATIONS UK Examples • Local Authorities and councils with a role in school education • Academy Trusts • Local Authority Consortia • Northern Ireland Education Authority Regions • General Teaching Councils • School Federations • Teaching School Networks • Teacher training faculties of universities This list is not exhaustive, if you are unsure as to whether your organisation would be eligible to act as a Consortium Coordinator please contact us.
  10. 10. Budget items Examples 5 days course in Spain (2 travel days) Organisational Support Costs directly linked to the implementation of mobility including preparation monitoring and support of participants during mobility, validation of learning outcomes. €300 Travel Contribution to the travel costs of participants from their place of origin to the venue of the activity and return. €275 Individual Support Costs directly linked to the subsistence of participants, including accompanying persons, during the activity €420 Course Fees Costs directly linked to payment of fees for the enrolment in courses. €350 Special Needs Support Additional costs directly related to participants with disabilities and accompanying persons Example total €1345
  11. 11. Assessment Relevance of the project (30) Quality of the project design and implementation (40) Impact and Dissemination (30)
  12. 12. Key Action 1 School Deadline • Thursday 2 February at 11am Applications are submitted online only, by 11 am UK time (12 noon Brussels time) on the day of the deadline
  13. 13. (Click on image to watch video onYouTube)
  14. 14. School Education Gateway
  15. 15. School Education Gateway • The website provides clear information on education initiatives across Europe. • Aimed primarily at teachers and school staff across Europe, as well as experts and organisations working in the education sector. • Existing eTwinning logins can be used to access it: www.schooleducationgateway.eu
  16. 16. School Education Gateway Look for opportunities Advertise Opportunities
  17. 17. Teacher Academy
  18. 18. Key Action 2 Schools only partnerships
  19. 19. (Click on image to watch video onYouTube)
  20. 20.  Organisations can work together in order to address policy objectives, challenges and needs  Projects can focus on one field alone or work on a cross- field basis  Flexibility in terms of size and scale of project  A broad range of activities are possible around:  exchange of practices  development, testing and roll out of innovative practices  improving provision for learners Activities
  21. 21. Priorities • To be funded, Strategic Partnerships must address either: • at least one horizontal priority; or • at least one specific priority relevant to the field of education, training and youth that is mostly impacted. • 2017 Sector Priorities: Page 120 2017 Programme Guide • 2017 Horizontal Priorities: Page 121 of the 2017 Programme Guide
  22. 22. School sector priority examples • Addressing underachievement in the basic skills of maths, science and literacy through more effective, innovative teaching methods • Supporting schools to tackle early school leaving (ESL) and disadvantage • Enhancing the quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) • Strengthening the profile of the teaching professions
  23. 23. Two Application Forms Schools only School Education Projects for the sharing of best practice Projects for the sharing of best practice / supporting innovation
  24. 24. Key Action 2: Schools-only strategic partnerships • Projects for the sharing of best practice • Minimum two schools from two different programme countries • Please check the eligible schools and authorities page of our website
  25. 25.  Organisations need to be part of a partnership of organisations from different countries  One organisation applies for funding in their country on behalf of the whole partnership  If successful each organisation gets their own contract and own grant from own National Agency  Projects are 24 to 36 months in duration Schools Only: How does it work?
  26. 26. There is financial support for: • Project Management • Transnational Project Meetings • Learning, Teaching, Training Activities • Funds to support mobility e.g. Travel, Subsistence • Special Needs Support • Exceptional Costs How does it work?
  27. 27. • Need to be explicitly linked to project’s aims and objectives • Can cover staff, and learners (pupils) Short-term joint staff training events Long term staff teaching or training assignments Short-term exchanges of groups of pupils E.g Joint Project Work of groups of Pupils Mobility within strategic partnerships
  28. 28. Budget items Examples Blended mobility of pupils and learners combining short-term physical mobility 5 days to 2 months (excluding travel days) with virtual mobility Short-term joint staff training events 3 days to 2 months (excluding travel days) Long-term teaching or training assignments 2 to 12 months Short-term exchanges of groups of pupils 5 days to 2 months (excluding travel days); Long term study mobility of pupils 2 to 12 months
  29. 29. Key Action 2: School Education Partnerships • Projects for innovation / the sharing of best practice • Minimum three organisations working in the field of school education from three different programme countries; or • Minimum two regional / local authorities from two different programme countries
  30. 30.  Organisations need to be part of a partnership of organisations from different countries  One organisation applies for funding in their country on behalf of the whole partnership.  Lead organisation gets contract and is paid grant  Projects are 24 to 36 months in duration School Education: How does it work?
  31. 31. There is financial support for: • Project Management • Transnational Project Meetings • Intellectual Outputs • Multiplier Events • Learning, Teaching, Training Activities • Funds to support mobility e.g. Travel, Subsistence • Special Needs Support • Exceptional Costs How does it work?
  32. 32. Assessment Relevance of the project (30) Quality of the project design and implementation (20) Quality of the project team and the cooperation arrangements (20) Impact and Dissemination (30)
  33. 33. Key Action 2 School Deadline • Wednesday 29 March at 11am Applications are submitted online only, by 11 am UK time (12 noon Brussels time) on the day of the deadline
  34. 34. (Click on image to watch video onYouTube)
  35. 35. eTwinning
  36. 36. eTwinning is a free, flexible and safe resource which allows teachers from across Europe to collaborate with each other.
  37. 37. (Click on image to watch video onYouTube)
  38. 38. • What is eTwinning Free Secure Network Partner Projects Collaboration Resources Professional Development Competitions & Awards Start End Funding Sustainability
  39. 39. RESOURCES SUPPORT WORKSHOPS WEBINARS ERASMUS+ TWINSPACE MAP TWINSPACE
  40. 40. Contact etwinning@britishcouncil.org etwinning.net @etwinningUK
  41. 41. 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. Contact us Helpline: Monday – Friday 08.30 – 17.30 T: +44 (0) 161 957 7755 www.erasmusplus.org.uk/ erasmusplus.enquiries@britishcouncil.org
  42. 42. Pre Register Your Organisation • Create an ECAS account • Use Generic school email address • Log in to the Participant Portal using the ECAS account • Register your organisation on the European Commission’s Participant Portal • Obtain an organisation PIC number • Upload Financial Identity and Legal Entity forms • Financial Identity Form • Legal Entity Form
  43. 43. Support We Provide
  44. 44. Community Events and Webinars Learning Networks Annual Conference Support webinars Sector Specific Events
  45. 45. Erasmus+ website erasmusplus.org.uk
  46. 46. E-newsletter- sign up now! • Receive the latest Erasmus+ and sector specific news • Stay up-to-date with deadline reminders, online booking for events and webinars • Feature your project news. https://erasmusplus.org.uk/subscribe-to-our-newsletter
  47. 47. Social media channels Follow us on Twitter: @erasmusplusuk twitter.com/erasmusplusuk Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/ukerasmusplus View our YouTube channel: youtube.com/erasmusplusuk Follow us on Storify: storify.com/erasmusplusuk
  48. 48. 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. Contact us Helpline: Monday – Friday 08.30 – 17.30 T: +44 (0) 161 957 7755 erasmusplus.org.uk erasmusplus.enquiries@britishcouncil.org

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