July 2019

Are you looking for new ways to disseminate your project? One of the best ways to spread your project’s story is through video. With the rise of the smartphone, making your own videos has never been easier. Not only do they allow you to share your project in action, but you can also showcase testimonies from your staff and participants. If you are new to video making, it can feel a little...
University of Northampton staff during their Erasmus+ project
International activities – such as studying or training abroad – help students and education staff to boost their skills, career and confidence. The benefits don’t end there. We take a closer look at how Erasmus+ is helping individuals, higher education institutions (HEIs), and wider society. Boosting skills and careers for students and staff Each year, around 18,000 UK higher education students...
discussions at the Erasmus+ Widening Participation event
The real experts on widening participation in Erasmus+ are those that see the difficulties and find innovative, creative and sometimes very simple approaches to really make Erasmus+ accessible to everyone. In other words, the real experts are you – the project coordinators. At our Widening Participation event that took place on 28 June 2019, we invited those with an interest in #...
World youth skills day logo 2019
Each year on 15 July, we celebrate World Youth Skills Day and the worldwide initiatives that aim to boost youth employability through education and personal development. It is also an occasion to reflect on and assess the existing gap in youth skills and learning opportunities, which has a direct impact on employability. What makes youth unemployment a global concern? All around the globe, youth...
Society is looking to become more sustainable, and so is the UK National Agency. In 2019, we’re making a conscious effort to minimise our impact on the planet whilst maximising the #ErasmusPlusEffect. Therefore we plan to make our events more sustainable. An eco-friendly event involves many factors, from materials to venues, and exploring how we can either reduce, reuse or recycle. Here are five ...
Dr Sophie Ball
Should higher education staff mobility be encouraged and, if so, how should it be recognised? Middlesex University took part in an Erasmus+ project which aimed to help institutions struggling to answer these questions. Dr Sophie Ball tells us more... The impact of international staff mobility on both individuals and institutions is self-evident to those working in this area but lacks wider...