Blog Archive

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Erasmus+ provides an opportunity to increase the international outreach of an organisation or institution, enhancing the international dimension of education and training. This allows an increased attractiveness of higher education in Europe and allows institutions to compete on the higher education market worldwide.  Within the field of Sport there is particular focus on grassroots sports,...
Munro Moffat
Experiencing other cultures, languages and helping communities are just a few benefits you can have during a year of volunteering abroad. These experiences can help prepare you for a future job as well as help you feel a more powerful impact on your work area and on yourself than expected. Munro Moffat spent the past year on a European Voluntary Service (EVS) placement with the Reykjavik Red...
European Higher Education Area
Have you heard of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)? If not, you’re in luck! In this article we’ll go through what it is and what it does. What is the EHEA? The EHEA is a consortium of 48 countries in and beyond the European Union, led by the ministers of education in each country. It aims to promote mutual recognition of qualifications and to make it easier for students and graduates to...
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So  you have undergone your language training or online linguistic support (OLS) and completed your placement or traineeship. With all the new words and wisdom of a new language the question arise of what to do with it next? Global Graduates has provided us with some great tips to pass on your language skills and how to make a difference: 1. Pass on your wisdom Channel your hard-earned advice...
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Attending the Erasmus+ UK ‘My Story’ annual conference next week? Here’s everything you need to know about our packed out day. With less than a week before this year’s annual conference on Tuesday 22 September, we’re busy with preparations here at the National Agency to make the day as special as possible and we thought we’d give you a little taster of what to expect. So what’s going to be...
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Did you know that this year Bristol is the European Green Capital? The Bristolian charity Change Agents UK is running a European Voluntary Service, (EVS), large scale event with the help of Erasmus+ funding. The project brings together young people from across Europe to volunteer on activities related to Bristol European Green Capital 2015. There are still opportunities to apply for European...
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One of the best ways to decide whether to take part in Erasmus+ is to hear from those who have already been there and bought the t-shirt. Our team of Erasmus+ ambassadors share their experiences of living and studying abroad with those who are thinking of taking that big step.  1. Have I told you about my year abroad? This one time… on Erasmus+... You’d better prepare your friends to expect a lot...
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Managing a partnership, such as an Erasmus+ Key Action 2 project, provides a flexible way of working with partners from different countries and sharing best practices across sectors. Projects focus on sharing, developing and transferring innovative practices in education, training and youth provision. But what lessons can be learned from partnership management?   Salford Business School is one...
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Happy VQ day! Vocational Qualifications Day is all about celebrating the achievements of those who have taken the vocational route. But as campaign supporter Kate Nash pondered in her late teens, “I can’t even decide whether to have beans on toast or a bowl of pasta for dinner tonight, how am I supposed to make a decision about what to do with my life for the next three years?”   Good question....
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Last weekend saw the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest, and Sweden crowned this year's champion (again). It's not the only major event to have taken place across Europe recently as Project Manager Annelies Stalpaert, and Eurodesk co-ordinator Kylie Morris, give us an insight to their highlights of European Youth Week events.   From 27 April until 10 May, hundreds of events took...
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If you’re one of the delegates signed up to attend our Learning Networks event on 21 May in Belfast (thank you!) you might be wondering what you can expect from the day. We’ve put together some more detailed information on the initiative to help you get the most out of your time with us. We also think it’s good for you to know about some of the ways taking part in Learning Networks can benefit...
We're pleased to share a new selection of case studies!  We have published a number of case studies featuring Erasmus+ funded projects from across the sectors of higher education, vocational education and training, adult education and youth. You can read the new case studies on the updated case study page of the Erasmus+ website.  We've also produced a new Storify with extra photos, videos,...
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Did you read our Erasmus+ love stories? We asked for your project news and have been overwhelmed at the response! I'm Emma and I work closely on project promotion at the National Agency.  A big thank you to Masood from Praxis Europe who got in touch with us to share their Erasmus+ youth mobility project, All Different, All Equal. Find out more about their story, and some facts you may not have...
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With the Key Action 2 strategic partnerships deadline on 31 March fast approaching, many of you will be putting the finishing touches to your Erasmus+ application. Catherine Rock, application support specialist in the Erasmus+ communications team, shares some final hints and tips before the deadline... Here at the UK National Agency we aim to help you submit a high-quality application. There is a...
Raquel and Connor, EVS alumni, sharing a coffee together
At the UK National Agency we are very interested in hearing how your project is progressing, and want to help share your experiences along the way! Taking part in an Erasmus+ project can be a life changing experience, not only for developing professional, education and employability skills but the building of new partnerships and relationships. Ellen and Raquel shared their very special stories...
We are delighted to unveil our new-look website! You may have noticed we’ve refreshed the Erasmus+ site. So what’s new? Here’s a quick summary of what you can expect… Updated menu structure We’ve updated the way you can navigate through the site by updating our menu. You can now find content by sector, activity stages (such as before you apply) and there’s a section with advice for participants...