As some record breaking A-level results and increases in university places have been circulating in the news, the Erasmus+ programme has the opportunity to start its own records over the next seven years.
"Between now and 2020, 250,000 people will benefit from funding in the UK"
said Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.
With over 1,500 applications received so far to the UK national agency, for the current 2014 Call year, the target for next year has been set to a high standard. More figures will be released on applications per field and success rate later this year.
Like those students receiving their results, it's a similar time for organisations and institutions across the country. At Erasmus+ we are here to help, our new project support pages help you to manage your project once you have received your results. From branding to reporting there is practical advice to cover project lifecycles. The last eight months has seen the development of the UK's Erasmus+ social media channels. With over 2,330 followers on Facebook the programme is spreading far and wide, and across the globe with interest from Europe to as far as Indonesia and Brazil! Our Twitter account is also there to help you connect with others with over 1,300 followers sharing the latest news on programme developments and education news.
Finding a helping hand online
Figures can be key to any dissemination activities for a project. Facebook insights have provided us with an opportunity to look at what our followers like and want to hear. Our language news - from top tips to learning guides - has proved to be a great tool for prospective students who are preparing to go on placement or on a study period abroad. Understanding the needs of our beneficiaries and participants is important so that we can get the right information to you.
So what's been popular with our online community?
The LLP blog has proved successful over the past few years covering exciting case studies that give you real insight into how projects have used and benefitted from European funding. Since June 2013 we have had 73 different blog posts totalling well over 10,000 reads, with our most popular articles covering the Launch of Erasmus+, case studies from the LLP programme and top tips including 6 tips for budding women entrepreneurs. So how can this help? We encourage promoters to get connected, share best practices and to stay in touch. Whether you're on social media or not, get in contact and give us your suggestions on what you would find useful. So, as we come to enter the ninth month of the new programme, let us know your achievements and how we can help you to hit new targets. To find out the latest news about Erasmus+ visit our Website, Facebook page or Twitter