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The European Commission has released a new platform for organisations with decentralised projects.  The platform, which replaces the Participant Portal, allows Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps organisations to manage their information as well as search for other organisations. Organisations that have already participated in an Erasmus+ or European Solidarity Corps project do not have to...
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The Erasmus+ UK National Agency is inviting tenders to train volunteers taking part in European Solidarity Corps (ESC) activities. ESC projects run from two months to two years. 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 techniques. It is expected that the training will be...
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The fourth European Vocational Skills Week takes place in Helsinki from 14–18 October. The Week recognises the vital role vocational education and training (VET) has in developing both learners and organisations, as well as encouraging more people to explore opportunities and participate. There are many ways to take part in the campaign in the run up to Helsinki, either by holding your own event ...
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The European Apprentices Network (EAN) is looking to boost the quality of future apprenticeships and wants to hear the views and experiences of current or former apprentices. Whether your organisation delivers apprenticeships, you are a current or recently qualified apprentice or if you know someone in an existing programme - you can get involved with the EAN survey. The quick and easy...
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The European Commission has created a new area on their website dedicated to the dissemination and impact of Erasmus+ projects. You can find a range of resources from different National Agencies, all designed to support you in your dissemination activities. The UK National Agency contributed the Impact+ Exercise as part of the toolkit.  On the website, you can find the following sections: ...
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Promoting and fostering inclusion and diversity is a policy priority for the UK Government and the European Commission – and Erasmus+ is playing a key role. Many of the projects funded by the UK National Agency for Erasmus+ aim to create and provide opportunities, across all sectors and activities, for those facing personal barriers or who have fewer opportunities. People can be at risk of...
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New analysis shows that participation in Erasmus+ Youth mobility projects is boosting civic participation and helping young people and youth workers to become more active in their communities.  The analysis, undertaken by ZK Analytics for the UK Erasmus+ National Agency, explored changes in behaviour and skills associated with civic society, community activism and democratic engagement and...
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The European Commission has today launched an EU wide survey for youth sector non-governmental organisations and networks on youth participation in democracy. The survey will map youth representation and engagement in decision making at local, national and EU level, identifying strengths and potential gaps, as well as new trends in participation. The results will inform the ‘engage’ strand of the...
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From 15 July to 12 August 2019, EPALE UK will be holding their Star Supporter photo competition. For the chance to win a prize worth £100, users are asked to submit photographs that demonstrate the impact of adult learning, whether that learning is formal, non-formal or informal.  Alongside the photograph, users will be invited to add a caption of up to 200 words that explains what the photograph...
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Three UK universities are among 114 higher education institutions from across the continent that will be part of the first European Universities alliances.  The University of Warwick will be part of the Transforming to an Open, Inclusive Academy for 2050 alliance; the University of Edinburgh is set to be involved in the UNA Europa alliance; and the University of Essex will become a member of the...

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