Supporting the UK…part twoPosted: October 31, 2012
Each year we produce a series of publications showing how the Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal programmes provide funding for projects and activities all around the UK. These publications are sent directly to elected policymakers and key stakeholders to help raise their awareness of the good work done by the programmes in their country. This year, we would like to share them with you on our blog.
This is the second post in the series examining how the funding our programmes provide helps organisations, educators and learners in Scotland. Read our first post in the series: Supporting Northern Ireland.
Scotland is extremely active in the Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal programmes. Organisations in the country have been awarded over 12.3 million euro since the Lifelong Learning Programme started in 2007. In 2011 the country was awarded nearly 4 million euro which equates to around 13% of the total amount of UK funding and 9% of the total number of projects funded across the UK. As Scotland’s share of the UK population is approximately 8%, the country is performing well.
‘Supporting Scotland’ shows how the hundreds of projects around the country are linked to the key objectives of the Scottish Government’s core purpose – to create a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish through increasing sustainable economic growth. Our projects are helping Scottish organisations to make Scotland wealthier and fairer, smarter, safer and stronger, greener and healthier. See http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Performance/purposestratobjs for more information.
Supporting training professionals to assist people with disabilities into employment
With the support of Leonardo Partnerships funding Dundee City Council were able to develop a range of learning, educational and training materials aimed at professionals delivering supported employment services to people with disabilities. Already several governments and regional funding organisations have found the tool kit to be extremely useful in determining and influencing employment services for people with disabilities. The Council worked closely with partners in ten European countries and the project has helped the European Union of Supported Employment to develop into an influential body in matters relating to Supported Employment.
You can download the full publication here: www.transversal.org.uk/supportingscotland