Connecting with you, connecting with usPosted: March 4, 2013 | |
Hearing the benefits, and impact, that Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal funding has on organisations, staff and learners is inspiring. During the 7 years of the Lifelong Learning Programme, we have funded thousands of partnerships and individuals, from large-scale 2 year Transfer of Innovation projects to a 1 day Visit & Exchange, we enjoy hearing the ins and outs of how each opportunity goes and your personal experiences. Connecting with you is important to us and with the recent addition of our Facebook Page you might be wondering how else can we connect?
We know that a lot of you use Facebook to connect with your learners and to share the impact of their stories with a wider audience. We created our Facebook Page so that we can hear these experiences first hand while keeping you up to date with the latest Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal news.
We’ve been using Twitter for nearly two years now and have found it a great way to get short, yet sweet, updates on how your latest project meeting is going while signposting you to our help and advice that will aid you at any stage of your project lifecycle.
We’ve created Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal playlists where we can add and share your videos. For us, it is a great way to see, not just the impact of your stories, but also the creativity that you bring to your projects. To share your video you can contact us on YouTube, tweet the link to @llpUKecorys or email to your Project Manager and we will add it to our playlists.
If you have an interesting story to tell, for example the fulfilling experience of In-Service Training, or how one of your participants went on to win Young Chef of the Year, or how your Centralised Action project is helping all projects within the LLP, then the blog is your forum to share that story. We love to include testimonials from you that bring home the message of lifelong learning, contribute by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your story.
You’ll often see a photographer at our events, or a member of the team, running around with a camera in their hand. There are so many interesting moments to capture from awards ceremonies to celebrating projects that aid social inclusion to our team volunteering. When you attend one of our future events why not keep an eye on Flickr to see if you can spot yourself?
Add yourself to our Projects around the UK
Our maps on Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal feature organisations and individuals from across the UK. Each story is a unique insight into that project’s, or person’s, experience. They highlight the expected benefits of funding and also the, at times, unexpected benefits that running a project can bring. Submit a case study to help you bring your outcomes to a new audience and, potentially, start building networks for future funding opportunities.
Getting, and keeping, connected can be a nerve-wracking experience if you are new to social media. If you are unsure what is right for you, our handy Get Connected guide is available to download and features hints and tips to help you get started.
From a personal point of view as the main person behind our blog, @llpUKecorys, and our other online sites, I know how inspiring your stories are and how hard you all work to connect with us to share these experiences.
I’m currently coming to the end of my work here at Ecorys and will miss the daily ‘virtual’ interaction with all of you and the motivation that you all provide. I’d like to wish you all every success with your projects and thank you for helping me to make the most of my time here at the National Agency. The work you do brings a smile to my face, at times, a tear to my eye and, most importantly, your passion inspires me as well as countless others.
Keep connecting with the rest of the Communications team, Sara, Rebecca and Faye as we all love hearing from you.