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Gavin talking to Sarah about inclusion and diversitt
To continue our celebration of inclusion and diversity within Erasmus+, we spoke to Gavin Askew, the Inclusion and Diversity Officer for the UK National Agency. During the interview we learnt more about his role, why inclusion is important and what the strategy means for Erasmus+ projects. Watch the video to discover more about the #InspiringInclusion campaign: Improving the inclusivity of...
The EuroApprentices standing on the steps outside of the hotel where they had their preparation training in Leicester
In March, eight lucky apprentices that were selected to be the UK’s EuroApprentices for 2019 met in Leicester to undertake their National Level Preparation Training. Inspired by the experiences that they had during their own Erasmus+ vocational education and training (VET) mobility placements, the EuroApprentices will promote the programme on a peer-to-peer level. The group will work together...
Let’s imagine you’re applying for Erasmus+ funding. You’ve written your application, partnered up with European organisations and feel ready to start your project. But, what follows after submitting the application? If your application successfully passes initial eligibility checks the next stage is validation; crucial, yet often overlooked. Your organisation must prove its eligibility in order...
Web application form guidance
Web application forms have been gradually introduced by the European Commission as a new way of applying for Erasmus+ funding since the end of 2017. They are now being used across all sectors and Key Actions under the 2019 Call. How are you getting on with navigating web application forms? Do you know what's changed from the previous forms? Follow our five top tips for filling in your Key Action...
Emily Jordan, Erasmus+ student trainee
Erasmus+ helps students to acquire that all-important work experience. Emily Jordan from Lancaster University is one such student. Now in her second week of a six-month work placement in Spain, she gives us a sneak peak into her new life as a marketing assistant. "This is actually my second Erasmus+ placement as I studied at the University of Deusto in Bilbao for five months. Now I'm carrying out...
UK National Agency staff celebrating international women's day
For over a century International Women’s Day (IWD) has celebrated the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. The day takes place on 8 March every year, with this year’s theme championing #BalanceforBetter, which looks to improve gender representation through collective action and shared responsibility. This year, the campaign aims to extend beyond one day...

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