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2019 Call - Key Action 2 Strategic partnerships projects for Youth

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An overview of how to apply for Erasmus+ Youth Key Action 2 funding. For more information, go our application resources page: https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/application-resources

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2019 Call - Key Action 2 Strategic partnerships projects for Youth

  1. 1. Key action 2 Strategic partnerships projects for Youth
  2. 2. • Budget Categories • Application Information • Impact and dissemination Contents
  3. 3. Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnerships
  4. 4. • Organisations can work in different fields of education, youth and sport but the biggest impact should be on the Youth field. • Must involve a minimum of 2 partners from 2 different partner countries. • One organisation applies for funding in their country on behalf of the whole partnership. • There is no maximum number of participant organisations but the budget for Project Management and Implementation is capped at 10 participating organisations. • We are now able to accept applications from registered charities. How does it work?
  5. 5. • Projects will last between 12 and 36 months . • Funding will be limited to a maximum of €12,500 per month (based on the duration of the project) and up to €450,000 for projects with duration of 36 months. • All the activities of a Strategic Partnership must take place in the countries of the organisations participating in the project. • Learning, teaching and training activities for learners and long-term activities for staff can only be organised in Programme Countries. • Activities can also take place at the seat of an Institution of the European Union, even if in the project there are no participating organisations from the country that hosts the Institution How does it work?
  6. 6. Strategic Partnerships for: Innovation Create new tools and resources Provide a platform to share beyond the partners Exchange of good practice Compare working practice between partners Smaller scale and more localised impact
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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 Serbia
  9. 9. Budget Categories
  10. 10. Budget Categories Budget Item Description Funding Type Project Type Project Management & Implementation Project management, small scale learning/teaching/training activities materials, approaches, etc. Virtual Cooperation and local project activities, Information, promotion and dissemination Unit Costs All Transnational Project Meetings Meetings between project partners for implementation and coordination purposes Unit Costs All Intellectual Outputs (IOs) Intellectual outputs/ tangible deliverables of the project Unit Costs Innovation Only Multiplier Events Contribution to the costs linked to national and transnational seminars, events sharing and disseminate the IO’s Unit Costs Innovation Only
  11. 11. Budget Item Description Funding Type Project Type Special Needs Support Additional costs directly related to participants with disabilities Real Costs 100 % of eligible costs Any – if justified Exceptional costs Expensive travel costs of participants Real Costs - Maximum up to 80% of eligible costs Any- if justified
  12. 12. Budget Categories - Learning, Teaching and Training Activities  Learning, Teaching and Training Activities need to be justified and directly linked to the project’s objectives  These activities have a minimum and maximum duration that must be met (excluding travel dates)  When applying for funding, please ensure that you apply for the following categories for all participants:  Travel  Individual support
  13. 13. Learning, teaching and training activities Budget Item Description Funding Type Project Type Travel Contribution to the travel costs of participants including accompanying persons from the place of origin to the venue of activity and return Unit Costs Any Individual Support Unit cost per day covering the subsistence of participants and accompanying persons during the activity Unit Costs Any Linguistic Support Costs linked to the support offered to participants in order to improve their knowledge of the language of instruction/ work. Unit Costs Any Exceptional Costs Subcontracting or purchase of goods or services. Real Costs 75% of eligible costs Any – if justified
  14. 14. How to apply for funding
  15. 15.  The E form can be found on the website here  We do encourage you to complete and submit your application form well in advance of the deadline. How to Apply
  16. 16. Quality Criteria • Award criteria is outlined in the Programme Guide (Pages 112-113). Refer to these as you are preparing your project. • To be funded an application must score: • At least 60 points overall; and • Meet minimum required score per criteria • Detailed scoring guidance will be published on the Erasmus+ website
  17. 17. Hints & Tips • Choose partners carefully • Access NA support and guidance • Refer to eligibility, quality and budget rules • Ensure partners are aware of requirements • Include all key information in the application form • Ensure your project will be achievable
  18. 18. Think about: • Who is in the partnership? What is their expertise? How will this expertise support the project? What will be their role? • Detailed description of the project • Preparation • Management • Communication plans • Dispute agreements • Expected results • Who will take part in the activities (participants) and how you will select them • Justification for all the activities and how they will support your project and expected outcomes • Expected Impact • Dissemination Plan • Follow-up Narrative Sections
  19. 19. Narrative Sections • Give as much detail as possible • Keep it focused • STAR method • Link the activities back to your project objectives • Demonstrate good value for money • Proof read • Demonstrate that the project has been planned as a whole: • Breakdown of the activities to be carried out and the preparation that has been carried out or will be carried out • Full consideration as to the distribution of roles • Project activities to be carried out within each school • Other
  20. 20. IMPACT AND DISSEMINATION
  21. 21. How will your project have an Impact? • Identify clear and focused objectives • Target groups for your project • Consider how the project will have an Impact • How will you measure this impact? • You will have to be able to measure the Impact that your project has had • The UK National Agency has developed resources to help you anticipate and assess this
  22. 22. Measuring Impact: Results Tangible Results Intangible Results An approach to a model to solve a problem Knowledge and experience gained by participants, learners or staff Practical tool or product (e.g. handbook, curricula) Increased skills / achievements Research reports / studies Improved cultural awareness Evaluation reports Improved language skills Recognition certificates Newsletters or information leaflets
  23. 23. Dissemination Plan Before the project starts: • Draft dissemination and exploitation plan • Definition of expected impact and deliverables • Consider how and to whom outcomes will be disseminated
  24. 24. Which documents do you need before you submit your application? • Attached to the application form: • Declaration of Honour • Mandates (not applicable to School Exchange Partnership projects) • Uploaded onto the Participant Portal: • Legal Identity form • Financial Identity Form (stamped by the bank or with a bank statement)
  25. 25. Tuesday 5 February 2019 Applications are submitted online only, by 11 am UK time (12 noon Brussels time) on the day of the deadline
  26. 26. Further Guidance  Access the written guidance that is available on our website here  Call or email us.  Register for a one-to-one support call here.
  27. 27. Remember …. • Upload the Financial Identity form and the Legal Entity forms to PIC • Attach the Declaration of Honour form (and mandates if applicable) to your application • Give yourself plenty of time to submit • Refer back to our guidance • Contact us with any questions
  28. 28. British Council T: 0161 957 7755 General queries: erasmusplus.enquiries@britishcouncil.org Specific application queries: erasmusplus.applications@britishcouncil.org Contact us

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