November 2017

Some big changes to Erasmus+ volunteering activities for young people were revealed in October 2017 when the 2018 Erasmus+ Programme Guide was published, not least the disappearance of the much-loved European Voluntary Service (EVS). In this blog post, UK National Agency youth volunteering lead Fumie Izaki explains the changes.   Volunteering activities for young people within the Erasmus+...
group of youth workers talking
It’s Lifelong Learning Week from 20-24 November 2017. New research from the RAY Network shows that Erasmus+: Youth in Action is helping make a European Lifelong Learning area a reality. In this blog post Steven Murray, Impact Assessor at the UK National Agency, shares some of the outcomes from this latest research.    In 2006 the European Parliament and the Council adopted the Recommendation on...
Female vocational learner
Next week is the second European Vocational Skills Week! Let's take a look at the ways vocational education and training has been providing people with opportunities in the UK through Erasmus+. What is European Vocational Skills Week? European Vocational Skills Week, which runs from 20-24 November 2017, is an annual initiative from the European Commission to raise the awareness and attractiveness...
teacher with pupil
For 2018, €30m will be available to UK schools to apply for Erasmus+ activities, compared to €21m in 2017. This provides a significant opportunity for many more schools to access Erasmus+ funding for a range of international activities that can develop key skills in both teachers and pupils, enhance the curriculum, and support education policy priorities. Activities include international...
Stephanie Kleynhans
Universities UK International (UUKi) are calling for higher education providers to join the Go International: Stand Out campaign to help reach their goal of doubling the percentage of UK undergraduate students who go abroad as part of their studies by 2020. Here Stephanie Kleynhans, Policy Officer at UUKi, tells us about the new campaign. Currently, just 6.6% of UK undergraduates spend two weeks...