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The School Education Gateway Survey for 2019 is now open, giving users the opportunity to share their opinion on the website. With inputs from stakeholder meetings, usability testing and support requests from users, the School Education Gateway team aims to provide the best content and services possible by making regular updates to the website. By taking the survey, users can answer questions on...
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The Academy at Shotton Hall has won the eTwinning National Award. The eTwinning National Awards recognise outstanding international projects led by UK schools. Twelve awards were presented across various categories with the overall winner going to The Academy at Shotton Hall for their eTwinning project ‘Sparks’.  Participating students on the Sparks project worked collaboratively in national and...
The European Commission has published the Erasmus+ 2020 Call.  All the deadlines and application details are contained in the 2020 Call for Proposals (506 KB) and the 2020 Programme Guide (4.37 MB). The Call for Proposals is an overview document with the deadlines for 2020, while the Programme Guide contains detailed information on project rules, funding levels and application processes for...
The registration to join the EuroApprentices Network for 2020 is now open. EuroApprentices help to raise awareness of Erasmus+ opportunities in the vocational education and training (VET) sector. By sharing their own experiences of learning abroad, EuroApprentices will motivate other apprentices, enterprises and VET providers to participate in the Erasmus+ programme. Neil McManus, Construction...
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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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