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A group of expert ambassadors has been engaged to help raise awareness and uptake of Erasmus+ funding opportunities in the schools sector. Covering regions across England as well as Northern Ireland, the seven British Council school ambassadors will each be holding specialised workshops to explain what opportunities are available, in particular School Exchange Partnerships, which are new for 2018...
Applicants for Key Action 1 in the sectors of schools and adult education can now access application eForms on the respective webpages, along with guidance notes we have produced at the UK National Agency. The forms for higher education, vocational education and training, and youth, are not yet available from the European Commission. This delay is due to the introduction of new online forms that...
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The Erasmus+ UK National Agency offices at the British Council and Ecorys UK will be operating amended opening hours over the festive period as follows: British Council: Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Ecorys UK: Closed from Friday 22 December 2017, 5pm until Tuesday 2 January 2018, 9am. For further details about the UK National Agency helpline, visit our contact us page....
The European Commission (EC) is launching a new resource detailing youth policy across Member States. The Youth Wiki is a new online platform which gathers information about youth policies across Europe, supported by the European Commission Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture. The platform is a comprehensive database on national structures, policies and actions supporting...
The European Commission has published the 2018 Erasmus+ VET Mobility Charter Call (366 KB). The Charter aims to reward and promote quality in mobility enabling sending organisations to further develop their international strategies. Charter holders benefit from streamlined procedures including the application process, the organisation of mobility projects, and reporting activities. Information on...
The Erasmus+ UK National Agency has awarded three organisations with the VET Mobility Charter (VMC), dedicated to organisations working in the field of vocational education and training (VET). This is the third year in which a Call for Proposals was held. The three successful applicants in 2017 are: Capacity London Limited Rey Europe Limited South Eastern Regional College The VMC is awarded to...
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Want to have your say about the future of Learning Networks? Then come along to the next one on Wednesday 6 December in Birmingham. This event will be a special consultation session for you to share your thoughts and ideas on the themes, structure and outputs of the initiative and how the events might develop going forward.  Learning Networks are discussion groups for Erasmus+ beneficiary...
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The second European Vocational Skills Week will take place from 20 to 24 November 2017, to continue the success from last year, with activities in all Member States, EFTA and EU candidate countries at national, regional and local levels.  Showcasing events and success stories presenting the full range of opportunities in the vocational education and training (VET) sector are the main focuses for...
The European Commission has published the Erasmus+ 2018 Call.  All the deadlines and application details are contained in the 2018 Call for Proposals and the 2018 Programme Guide, which are on our Key Resources webpage. The Call for Proposals is an overview document with the deadlines for 2018, while the Programme Guide contains detailed information on project rules, funding levels and...
Jane Racz today (October 23) succeeds Ruth Sinclair-Jones as the UK National Agency Director for Erasmus+. Ruth is retiring after leading the UK National Agency, a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK, since the Erasmus+ programme began, having also worked extensively on predecessor programmes during 30 years with the British Council, in the UK and overseas. She said: “It has...

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