In the latest edition of edUKation, Business Secretary Rt Hon Vince Cable MP discusses the coalition’s plans for skills and lifelong learning (with some nice asides about his experience on Strictly Come Dancing). Read the rest of this entry »
We’re currently running a series of UK Information Days to provide you with all the guidance you need to submit an application for funding under the European Union’s Leonardo (vocational education and training), Grundtvig (adult education) and Transversal (Study Visits for education and training professionals) programmes.
Our first event in Birmingham has already taken place and spaces at our remaining events are disappearing fast. This morning I pulled off the numbers for you to see:
|Lifelong Learning Programme Information Day, Manchester (Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal)||20 Oct, 2011||Full||130/130|
|Lifelong Learning Programme Information Day, London (Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal)||13 Oct, 2011||Full||165/165|
|Lifelong Learning Programme Information Day, Cardiff (Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal)||29 Sep, 2011||Live||104/130|
|Lifelong Learning Programme Information Day, Belfast (Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal)||22 Sep, 2011||Live||77/90|
|Lifelong Learning Programme Information Day, Edinburgh (Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal)||07 Sep, 2011||Live||106/130|
Alas, as the table shows, Manchester and London are full. You can add your name to the reserve list but there are already many people waiting for spaces so chances of obtaining a ticket in this way are slim.
The good news is there are still 26 spaces at Cardiff, 13 spaces at Belfast and 24 spaces at Edinburgh. If you can feasibly get to any of these events I strongly advise you to put your name down now, because these tickets will go fast over the next seven to ten days.
Don’t chance it on the wait list – register for an event that is still open: If you joined the London wait list after 20 June or to the Manchester wait list after 19 July it means there are more than 10 people ahead of you in the queue for spaces so please register for an alternative event if you possibly can. It would be a real shame for you to miss out. Those of you closer to the front of the line may want to consider your options as we are seeing fewer cancellations this year.
Youth on the Move was launched in 2010 by the European Commission to help improve young people’s (aged 15-30) skills, encourage mobility across Europe and ultimately increase their chances of employment.
Youth unemployment levels across Europe are rising and making it difficult for young people to get their first step on the career ladder. Youth on the Move aims to address this issue and increase youth employment. Read the rest of this entry »
Education and vocational training organisations in the UK can host visitors from Europe and run a programme of activities around a shared interest or topic as part of the Transversal programme. It is an opportunity for UK hosts to present their work and best practice for European visitors to take back and implement in their own local area.
Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School is one of the UK organisations who hosted a Transversal Study Visit in 2010. The Study Visit centred on the theme of ‘Every Child Matters’ which is at the centre of planning and delivery for schools and institutions in Lincoln, and the UK as a whole. The School is a comprehensive with a commitment to helping all of its pupils regardless of their background. Read the rest of this entry »
Volunteering at Avoncroft Museum, a set on Flickr.
The Ecorys team spent the last Friday in July at Avoncroft Museum in the West Midlands to mark our contribution to the European Year of Volunteering 2011. Here’s our photo album from the day. You can also read about how we got on here.