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National star college Erasmus participants cheering
Promoting and fostering inclusion and diversity is a policy priority for the UK Government and the European Commission – and Eramsus+ 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...
Young woman in sound proof room with mic in front of her
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...
Young people in a circle having a discussion using laptops
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...
EPALE UK Star Supporter photo competition logo
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...
Group of students seated reading books and having a discussion
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...
The Observatory Schools on the Wirral on stage collecting their Tes award
The Observatory School on the Wirral has been awarded the prestigious Tes International School of the Year title for 2019. The award recognises the community secondary school’s strong commitment to international work, including its Erasmus+ projects, supporting young people with a range of social, emotional and mental health needs. "We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded the...
#ErasmusDays 2019
From 10-12 October 2019 the #ErasmusDays initiative will be taking Europe by storm, where hundreds of events will be hosted across the continent and beyond to celebrate the Erasmus+ programme. The initiative is a unique opportunity for organisations, participants and future applicants alike to organise or attend events, showcase their experiences and find out more about Erasmus+. Take a look at...
Erasmus+ Youth Exchange projects help participants acquire and improve skills that are essential for employment according to new analysis of RAY survey data carried out by ZK Analytics for the UK Erasmus+ National Agency.  The analysis found that participants consistently reported achieving positive outcomes across a range of skills and knowledge areas. This experience is helping prepare...
Learning Networks delegates
This year, Learning Networks is trying something new; each thematic group will have their own event.  Join the first of the three cross-sectoral groups meeting at the Ecorys office in Birmingham on 28 June for a day of discussion, sharing top tips and networking. Register now to secure your place Inspiring Inclusion - This event will explore good practice in widening participation and discuss how...
The application web form for the VET Mobility Charter (VMC) is now available online. The application deadline is 16 May, 11 am (UK time). The Charter looks to reward, promote and continue to develop quality in mobility, enabling sending organisations to further develop their international strategies. UK vocational education and training (VET) organisations with a proven track record in organising...

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