If you’ve been keeping track of developments on the new education, youth and sport programme due to start next year, you’ll know that it’s quite a complicated area! With this in mind, we’ve asked our LLP Director, Chris Walker, to explain the proposal for the new programme as simply as possible…this short film is the result. Read the rest of this entry »
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? Read the rest of this entry »
Each year we produce a final report that highlights everything that we have achieved over the past year. Building on the success of the previous year, 2012 saw a rise in applications, an increase in funding across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as increased engagement on our social media channels.
This year we’ve produced an interactive map that showcases some of our key moments from 2012:
Looking to the future
2013 will see Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal draw to a close under the Lifelong Learning Programme and be replaced by the next funding programme, Erasmus for All. However, we will still be working hard in 2012 and will be sharing our, and our projects’, successes with you on our websites, our blog and Twitter as well as on our soon to be launched Facebook page.
If you have a statistic about your project that you would like to share with us why not leave a comment below or tweet @llpUKecorys? We’d love to hear, for example, how many participants you have been able to send abroad due to Leonardo Mobility funding or how many days you spent job shadowing thanks to Grundtvig Assistantship funding. Share your successes with us!
You might be familiar with the majority of funding available through the Lifelong Learning Programme such as Leonardo Mobility, Transversal Study Visits or a Grundtvig Partnership, however there is also funding available through the LLP that is managed directly by the European Commission. This funding is often referred to as centralised actions.
Applying and running a centralised action can often be the next step for promoters that have run successful large scale co-operation projects such as Transfer of Innovation. Usually running over three years and involving at least three partners these centralised actions need an experienced and dedicated partnership to ensure a successful project, one that doesn’t just bring benefits to those immediately involved but also has a wider impact for all of Europe.
The Isabel project
One of these projects is the Isabel (Interactive social media for integration, skills bartering, empowerment and informal learning) project, funded by Key Action 3 to raise awareness, and enhance learning experiences, through Information Communication Technology. The Isabel project is co-ordinated by Roy Smith of MRS Consultancy in the UK, an experienced promoter who has worked on many projects funded by all actions of the LLP. It was this experience which was an incentive, and a help, during the project: Read the rest of this entry »
Every project or training activity funded through the Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal programmes has to submit a report. Not only is this a requirement of your funding but it also a chance to celebrate your success with us.
Each year we produce detailed guidance on how to complete your report and for Partnerships and Transfer of Innovation projects we also hold Final Report Seminars as these require more detailed reporting. These seminars are a chance to talk to your Project Officer for advice and network with other projects.
We have previously written about the lifecycle of a project and here we focus in more detail on the final reporting stages which take place towards the end of the Transfer of Innovation lifecycle. Read the rest of this entry »
You might remember that earlier this year we launched our latest guide: Get Connected. Keeping up to date with the latest tools for social media and online collaboration can be tricky to say the least and we’ve made sure to update our online community with the latest developments.
There are many, many, many things that pop each day that interest us and after trialling and testing there are some that make the grade and we start to use. Here are some of the new things that we feel maybe of use for you: Read the rest of this entry »
In 2011 we started using social media to connect with you and we’ve been amazed by the response from UK projects and partners.
View the video to find out just how we are getting connected: Read the rest of this entry »
Running a successful project is an enjoyable experience and you can often want to shout from the rooftops to anyone who will listen about the highs (and the lows) of your project.
This is definitely one way to get noticed but there are other ways to get noticed by anyone and everyone from the European Commission, to other project promoters, and to members of the general public who might potentially benefit from your project. Read the rest of this entry »