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The European Commission has published an online questionnaire to gather views on the purpose and impact of the Erasmus+ programme. This consultation is part of a wide-reaching mid-term evaluation that will pull together information and opinions on Erasmus+ (and its predecessor programmes such as Lifelong Learning Programme and Youth in Action) to help shape how it will look after 2020. There is a...
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The Erasmus+ UK National Agency is inviting tenders to train volunteers taking part in European Voluntary Service (EVS) activities as part of Erasmus+ Key Action 1 Youth Mobility. EVS projects last from two months to one year. The purpose of the training is to prepare participants to adapt to a new inter-cultural environment and to respond positively to challenges. Using non-formal learning...
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The European Solidarity Corps is a new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe. The European Solidarity Corps builds on the European Voluntary Service (EVS) element of Erasmus+ as well as other EU funding programmes. The European Commission has opened a...
Call for Erasmus Charter for Higher Education applications
Institutions in the UK that do not currently hold the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) can now apply under the current Call for Proposals. It is an eligibility requirement for universities and other organisations whose core work is in the field of higher education to hold the ECHE in order to participate in Erasmus+. All types of HEI can apply for the ECHE, regardless of their academic...
2017 guide for Erasmus+ assessors
The European Commission has published the 2017 guide for Erasmus+ assessors (656 KB), titled “Guide for Experts on Quality Assessment – Actions managed by National Agencies”. This document is a tool for assessors of Erasmus+ funding applications. It provides instructions and guidance to ensure consistent and high-quality assessments, and includes information on: the role and appointment of...
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The European Commission has published two 2017 Calls for Proposals for vocational education and training funding, on long-term mobility of apprentices and Sector Skills Alliances, with a total budget of more than 30 million euro. The Call on long-term mobility of apprentices focuses on skills and employability. The Call for Sector Skills Alliances has three lots: identifying skills needs, design...
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2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus programme, now called Erasmus+. To launch the year-long Europe-wide celebration, an event took place today [26 January 2017] at the Parlamentarium visitors’ centre in Brussels. In 1987, the Erasmus programme targeted higher education students. It has since grown to offer opportunities in vocational education and training, school education, adult...
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Visit our new IT tools page for an overview of the European Commission's online tools and further support and guidance materials for managing your project. The page covers key tools including Mobility Tool+, EU Login and Online Linguistic Support (OLS). Take a look for more information and to watch our guidance videos.

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