There is only one week to go until our first Information Day in Brighton on the 6 September and we are looking forward to meeting you and providing help and guidance to start you on your funding journey.
Why not let us know, in the comments below, what you are looking forward to about the day? You can also share your questions ahead of our Information Days and we’ll point you in the right direction of where to find your answer on the day.
A virtual introduction
We will be tweeting during each of our Information Days using #llpinfoday, why not tweet and introduce yourself to @llpUKecorys? If you are an experienced promoter why not tweet your advice to @llpUKecorys? We’ll retweet your advice and share it with those new to the funding lifecycle
Still time to register
If you haven’t yet registered for an event there is still time. We are taking our Information Days to seven locations around the UK and we look forward to meeting you at one of them. Register for an event near you today:
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 »
You might have seen Adult Learners’ Week publicised on our Grundtvig Events page or if you are following us on Twitter you might have come across the #alw12 hashtag but you might not know much about what the week is all about.
What is Adult Learners’ Week?
Adult Learners’ Week is an annual festival, run by NIACE, dedicated to adult learning. Every year it showcases inspirational success stories to promote the benefits of getting involved in learning. Events are held across the UK by adult education organisations who want to reach out to a new audience, demonstrate learning opportunities and share their passion for lifelong learning.
How are we getting involved?
Not only we will be attending the NIACE National Policy Conference on Widening Participation in Adult Education but we will also be taking the opportunity to share with you some of our Grundtvig projects. Read the rest of this entry »
In this edition
In issue 19 you can read about Paul Baron, who has recently been awarded an MBE for his work in supporting vulnerable children across the world. You can also read about:
- Erasmus for All: find out about plans for the successor to the LLP
- The National Apprenticeship Service acknowledging Leonardo Mobility opportunities
- The European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations 2012
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Grundtvig Learner Workshop: confidence and strategies for mature students to succeed at language learningPosted: December 21, 2011
Consilium Development Trust received 2011 Grundtvig funding for their 5 day Learner Workshop. The Workshop was attended by 16 participants from 8 different European countries. The participants had the chance to explore different learning strategies that would help to succeed in learning a language.
The participants were able to meet and speak with local people during the Workshop as well as spending time with UK language learners at Birmingham’s Brasshouse Language Centre. Read the rest of this entry »
As many of you will know, this year Ecorys and the British Council launched a competition for the Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action Programmes.
Participants of the programmes were asked to take part in a competition and tell us their stories through word, film and photography. We asked them to demonstrate how the programmes have helped to really broaden their horizons, given them the opportunity to explore new countries and cultures, make new friends, learn another language, gain new skills and share exciting experiences. Read the rest of this entry »
We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended our Information Days. We’ve been to six different locations and hundreds of you came along and listened to our workshops and participated in our fact-finding sessions.
At our final Information Day in Manchester on the 20th October, Brian Holmes, Head of Department at the Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture spoke about the Lifelong Learning Programme Centralised Actions 2012.
I caught up with him after his presentation to find out why he felt our Information Days were so useful. Read the rest of this entry »
Many of the projects funded by llpUKecorys apply for further funding to continue building and developing on existing relationships and knowledge. One project like this is run by the Scottish FA. They have received Leonardo Mobility funding for IVT and VETPRO projects since 2003.
Their project ‘Improvements in Football Coaching via EU Co-operation’ has received Leonardo Mobility funding, with previous IVT and VETPRO projects being funded since 2003. Each year has led to greater collaboration between all the partners and benefitting professional players and coaches for the last eight years. Read the rest of this entry »
The deadline for our Your Story competition is fast approaching with only 8 days left to submit your entry.
It’s open to everyone who has participated in the Lifelong Learning Programme or Youth in Action and this is your chance to share your experience, your skills, and your learning with us through photos, film or words.
If you’re still struggling for ideas why not have a look at our hints and tips to:
There are many exciting prizes on offer including an Amazon Kindle, a Flip Camcorder and £100 of Amazon vouchers. What are you waiting for? Enter Today!
Youth on the Move was launched in 2010 by the European Commission to help improve young people’s (aged 15-30) skills, encourage mobility across Europe and ultimately increase their chances of employment.
Youth unemployment levels across Europe are rising and making it difficult for young people to get their first step on the career ladder. Youth on the Move aims to address this issue and increase youth employment. Read the rest of this entry »