One of the things that most interests me when I talk to participants is their individual list of ‘do’s and don’ts’ that they have for running a successful project. Usually built on experience, often these ‘top tips’ are relevant in all kinds of projects.
Recently, I attended a Leonardo Transfer of Innovation (TOI) Start Up Seminar, where I got talking to Ros Boyce from Belfast Metropolitan College who has recently taken over the reins as Project Manager of The BAREFOOT Trainer project, which is providing short, practical blended courses, useful for Vocational Education and Training (VET) teaching and training across diverse sectors.
The European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee met on the 19 September to discuss the Erasmus for All report compiled by Doris Pack, Chair of the Committee. The report sets out some significant changes and recommendations to the Commissions current proposal for the next generation of programmes.
The name ‘Erasmus for All’ has always been unpopular with the Committee. As part of her work, Doris Pack asked the European Commission to suggest a new name and this was put forward for the first time during the meeting – Youth, Education and Sport Europe – ‘YES Europe’. The proposed new name received overall support from the Committee.
Doris Pack gave clarification on some of the recommendations outlined in the report, this included: Read the rest of this entry »
My current involvement in Grundtvig Senior Volunteering Projects, got me thinking about the serious value of Small Co-operation funding, not just from the viewpoint of benefitting learners but also as an additional mechanism for enhancing the skills of staff.
Challenges facing organisations
Recent reports have highlighted that organisations face difficult challenges when it comes to staff training. But as Joanne Van Der Meer, Family Learning Coordinator/Film Tutor from the British Film Institute said:
‘Grundtvig Small Co-operation projects are fantastic for increasing skills and knowledge’.
Joanne is currently finishing a 2 year Grundtvig Partnership Project ‘New Educational Journeys for Adults: Enhancing Family and Intergenerational Learning Through Photography, Film and Animation’. Read the rest of this entry »
The 2013 Call for Proposals has been released, this is the last year that you can apply for funding for the Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal programmes. You can find the latest information on the Call on our websites:
As part of the Call for Proposals, the European Commission and the UK National Agency, produce a set of priorities. These specify who can apply for funding and also the aims and objectives for potential applicants. Understanding these priorities and taking them into consideration will help you to create an application that is more likely to receive funding:
- EU and UK Priorities for Leonardo
- EU and UK Priorities for Grundtvig
- EU and UK Priorities for Transversal
Thinking of applying?
If you are thinking of applying but are new to LLP funding why not attend one of our Information Days? They are a great way to find out more about the opportunities available through Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal funding and are a chance to meet the National Agency team.
Our Information Days start in September and are filling up fast! Register for an event near you:
Each year we receive a record number of applications from across the Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal programmes. We know the time and effort that you put into each application and we wanted to give you an overview of what happens at each stage of the process.
The timeline of a project
For Leonardo Transfer of Innovation, Leonardo Mobility and Leonardo and Grundtvig Partnerships as well as Grundtvig Senior Volunteering the project timeline is very similar. We’ll be doing a follow up post on the timeline for Grundtvig In-Service Training, Grundtvig Visits and Exchanges and Transversal Study Visits. Read the rest of this entry »
The European Parliament’s first official exchange of views on the Erasmus for All proposal took place in the Education and Culture Committee this week.
The Committee of MEPs endorsed the approach set out by Doris Pack, Chair of the Committee. Whilst recognising the need for simplification and accessibility, MEPs are not accepting all of the European Commission’s proposals for the next generation of programmes…