October 2020

Female and male teenagers studying together in classroom
October is Black History Month, a chance to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Black people throughout history.  After an increase in widespread support for the Black Lives Matter movement in recent months, there has never been a more important time to ensure that, as educators, the lessons we teach our students and pupils are inclusive.  From Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King, Jimi...
Speakers and discussion panellists during the 2020 virtual annual conference
This year's Erasmus+ Annual Conference, held online for the first time, attracted more than 200 delegates across two days. Interviews, discussions and presentations over the two sessions focused on the impact of the programme during the last seven years, how it has helped to boost employability and inclusion, as well as how projects have responded to the COVID-19 crisis. Here we look back at the...
Erasmus+ 2020 competition entrant Chloe Granger during her internship at Louis Vuitton
Since the beginning of the programme in 2014, Erasmus+ has provided life-changing opportunities for people across the UK.  Inspired by entrants into the People of Erasmus+ competition, we delve a little deeper into their stories, looking at the impact on the people involved in the projects and the experiences behind the statistics.  A thrilling experience People of all ages and walks of life can...
Young people performing BSL to song
Since lockdown in the UK, many Erasmus+ beneficiaries have felt concerned about their projects and working remotely. But it’s also led to an important discussion on wellbeing, both for beneficiaries and participants. There has been an increased awareness of mental health and the impact a lockdown has on people’s wellbeing. During the height of the lockdown, in April 2020, almost one quarter of UK...