As the newest member of the Leonardo Mobility team, I really didn’t know what to expect at my second day of work but I was looking forward to it. The Start-Up Seminar had a number of presentations aimed towards both new and experienced promoters who had recently been granted funding from the Leonardo programme for Mobility projects. It was a great introduction to the programme, both for me, and for new organisations. I expected to see a fairly large number of attendees at the seminar, and I wasn’t disappointed; there were around one hundred promoters that had arrived. However, my nerves were quickly cast aside as I began to introduce myself and mingle with the open and welcoming attendees who I found to be very friendly.
When the seminar started and I had taken my seat, I immediately realised that most of the people at my table were experienced promoters. Their friendliness and enthusiasm about this seminar and their projects soon broke the barriers of communication between us and I found myself becoming part of the discussion in no time! I soon found out that the Mobility Start-Up Seminar was designed to enlighten both new and old promoters on the upcoming stages that would take place during their projects, and basically how to get their project off to a running start! Read the rest of this entry »
The European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012 is well underway and we thought it timely to take a look behind the scenes at a partnership that is taking place right now that is looking at ways to facilitate the learning of older people.
Its all in the game
Manchester Metropolitan University is the co-ordinator of the 2011 Grundtvig Partnership funded Gambaloa project and are collaborating with Katholieke Universiteit, the largest University in Belgium and Wissenschaftliche Hochschule Lahr which is part of the AKAD network of higher education institutions in Germany. Read the rest of this entry »
Last week the Culture and Education Committee met at the European Parliament to discuss the Erasmus for All proposal further. The debate carried on from first exchange of views that took place at the end of May with several new areas being debated including the introduction of Erasmus Masters guarantee facility, involvement of neighborhood countries, programme management and implementation procedures. Based on these exchanges of views, Doris Pack rapporteur is compiling a draft report on the Committees’ recommendations. This will be submitted in early September and voting will take place in the European Parliament in November.
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To view the current proposal in full:
Over seventy project practioners and policy-makers came together to discuss a future education and training programme at the latest Thematic Networking (TNG) event.
The ‘Defining a future education and training programme’ event brought a range of stakeholders together to hear about the European Commission’s Erasmus for All proposal and to hear the views of a panel of experts. The panel included Nicola Archer (Department of Education), Iverene Bromfield (Angus College), Mark Ravenhall (NIACE), Madeleine Rose (Ecorys) and Simon Williams (British Council). Read, and contribute, to the views raised in the discussion: http://llpukecorys.com/2012/06/21/erasmus-for-all-your-views/
Delegates were also able to hear the inspiring story of StreetGames, who have used Leonardo Partnership funding to compare community sport across countries to improve their own programmes.
The afternoon session provided delegates with an opportunity to break out into the separate TNG workshops. Sara, at her first TNG event, recently blogged about her experience. More information about the discussions and actions raised in the other groups will be posted shortly.
The event report is available to download and provides an executive summary of the event: http://www.transversal.org.uk/eventreport
If you attended the event we’d love to hear your views of the event, and also your ‘must have’ soft-skills that an employee should have.
You may have heard that our director Kursat Levent Egriboz passed away last week, following a short illness.
This is an incredibly difficult time for the LLP team as we try and come to terms with the loss of our colleague and for so many of us a dear friend.
For those of you who were fortunate enough to meet Kursat, you will know that he was dedicated and passionate about the Lifelong Learning Programme. He will be greatly missed by so many in the UK and across Europe. He will be forever remembered by the LLP team for his kindness, positivity and sense of humour.
As a team we would like to thank you for all your support and sympathy and the kind messages of condolence we have received. Like you, our thoughts and condolences are also with his family and friends.
An official statement is available on the Ecorys’ website.