Back to Learning: Back to Work – UK Contact SeminarPosted: April 24, 2012
Every year a series of Contact Seminars are held across Europe, they are organised by National Agencies in order to provide the perfect forum for organisations to come together to discuss project ideas as well as build relationships with partners.
For those of you that have already taken part in a Contact Seminar, you will know that they are a great way kick start your application and can help you develop your initial project ideas into detailed project plans.
“The event helped me to shape and formulate my project idea into a manageable project and helped me find partners”
“A fantastic range of organisations have come together to work towards common goals”
Feedback from participants of the November 2010 Contact Seminar – Technology and Learning
This year, we will be running a UK seminar to bring together organisations from across the Europe to address a variety of issues under one key theme, Back to Learning: Back to Work.
The theme comes off the back of some pretty startling figures;
- 23 million people are currently unemployed across the EU – that’s 10% of the active population
- The EU average rate of participation in adult learning is decreasing, from 9.8% in 2005 to 9.1% in 2010
- 80 million people across the Union live below the poverty line
By bringing two focal areas together, education and employment, participants will have the opportunity to develop Partnership projects that can help to address some of these alarming trends.
Did you know?
You can apply for Preparatory visit funding to attend this and other Contact Seminars across Europe, this covers the cost of attending the seminar and travel:
I’m Sara and as my first blog post for the LLP, I thought I would just give a brief introduction to myself as the new Communications Manager. I will be carrying on Rob’s good work (thanks Rob) and working with fellow regular bloggers, Emma, Jo and Faye. We will be continuing to bring you all the latest LLP related information and sharing stories from some of your projects. I am still new to the role and the LLP, I am getting to grips with all the programmes we run and look forward to understanding more about the great work that is taking place. At the moment, I am only just seeing the very tip of the iceberg, so please feel free to get in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tell me about any projects you are running – it would be great to hear from you.