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We often hear how volunteering organisations create a huge impact on volunteers’ lives. From building skills to personal growth, they gain so much from these experiences. But what about the many ways volunteers can have a positive impact on organisations? As we explore the power of volunteering, let’s turn our attention to how it transforms organisations.  Point Europa, based in South East...
Volunteer and retired community member holding hands and smiling at each other
Every year Volunteers’ Week takes place 1-7 June in the UK. Run by NCVO (The National Council for Voluntary Organisations), it is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity. At the Erasmus+ UK National Agency, we are proud to have funded many outstanding volunteering projects throughout the years. With the European Solidarity Corps launching soon, we are joining the celebration...
St Columbas Primary school pupils taking part in science experiment
World Environment Day (5 June), described as “the people’s day” for helping the Earth, encourages people to act in ways that protect our environment rather than destroy it. Since its beginning in 1974, the day is now a global platform celebrated by over 100 countries. Each year, the day focuses on a particular problem affecting the environment. This year’s theme is “Beat Plastic Pollution”.  In...
group of students talking in library
International Credit Mobility (ICM) offers Erasmus+ opportunities to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) staff and students to study, train or teach all around the world. Competition for funding is high, though, and choosing destinations strategically can boost your chances of success. Erasmus+ Higher Education Lead Naquita Lewis explains – and highlights two regions you might want to consider...
EYCH 2018
Celebrations of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) have started and will continue throughout 2018, putting shared histories and culture under the spotlight. As dedicated events and projects fill up the calendar, it is important to ask ourselves… What is cultural heritage? It can be challenging to decode what ‘culture’ is, without sounding too broad or pretentious, whilst the definition...
Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 (14-20 May) raises awareness of how mental illness affects people in the UK. This year, the focus is on stress and how it can play a detrimental role in mental health. It may seem easy to downplay stress in our everyday lives - yet it can become an underlying factor in illnesses such as anxiety and depression. In 2016, the Mental Health Foundation noted mixed...