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A beginners guide to Erasmus+


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What is Erasmus+? How can I apply for Erasmus+ funding? If you are looking for answers to these questions take a look at our presentation especially for newcomers to the programme. This presentation was first delivered during our autumn information session events and was updated 4 December 2017. For more information visit our website:

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A beginners guide to Erasmus+

  1. 1. Welcome!
  2. 2. Erasmus+ in the UK statistics
  3. 3. • 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
  4. 4. Identifying your target group Vocational Education and Training Youth Schools Adult Education Higher Education
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Who are your partners abroad?
  7. 7. Key Action 1 - Mobility
  8. 8. 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 two days to 12 months depending on the field and type of activity • Pre-qualification of organisations required in some cases
  9. 9. Field Activity Duration Higher education Student Mobility: • Study • Traineeship Staff Mobility: • Teaching • Training • Combined • 3 months to 12 months • 2 months to 12 months • 2 days to 2 months Vocational education and training Learner Mobility: • Traineeship in a workplace or VET school Staff Mobility: • Teaching/ training assignments • Staff training • 2 weeks to 12 months • 2 days to 2 months Activity durations
  10. 10. 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 • Volunteering Projects • Advanced Planning Visit • 5 to 21 days • 2 days to 2 months • 2 weeks to 12 months • 2 days maximum Activity durations (continued)
  11. 11. Case study: Key Action 1
  12. 12. Key Action 2 - Partnerships
  13. 13. • 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 2018 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. • 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?
  16. 16. Case study: Key Action 2
  17. 17. Key Action 3 – Dialogue
  18. 18. • 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
  19. 19. • 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 opinions polls and surveys Activities
  20. 20. • 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?
  21. 21. What else you need to know
  22. 22. What is Erasmus+ TCA? • TCAs are partnership- building activities, training courses, seminars, conferences to train staff, share best practices across Europe, and improve the quality and impact of the Erasmus+ programme • Transnational Cooperation Activities (TCA) supports the development of the Erasmus+ fields • Projects support key priorities at UK and EU level
  23. 23. • NA funded opportunities can be found on: • 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:
  24. 24. Partner finding • Erasmus+ Project Results Platform • European Commission tool • Online resource to search over 71,000 projects across Europe • Start your search today
  25. 25. Partner finding and information • Youth – SALTO • Youth – Eurodesk • Adult education – Epale • Schools and VET – eTwinning • Schools – Schools Education Gateway • All sectors – Funding results lists
  26. 26. New to Erasmus+ • View presentations and useful resources after the event • The next steps to help you apply for funding under the 2018 Call
  27. 27. • Make the most of the rest of today’s event • Stay informed – sign up to our news services for regular news and important alerts • Learn more – consult our website and join our application support webinars • Let us help – contact our helplines for more information or to have a chat about your ideas Next steps
  28. 28. 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
  29. 29. 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 @erasmusplusuk ukerasmusplus erasmusplusuk
  30. 30. For general enquiries you can contact either the British Council or Ecorys UK as follows: British Council T: 0161 957 7755 Ecorys UK T: 0121 212 8947 Contact us