30 rokov Programu Erasmus


Enriching lives, opening minds
In this issue – February 2017
·         Top news

·         Vocational education and training

·         Adult learning

  ·         School

·         Youth

·         Sport

Top news
From Erasmus to Erasmus+: a story of 30 years
In 2017, we’re celebrating the 30 year story of Erasmus. The programme has enriched the lives of more than 9 million people, and following the launch of Erasmus+ in 2014, the programme reaches more people than ever before. The entire Erasmus+ community is invited to organise events to celebrate and debate on national and local levels as part of the 30th anniversary. National launch events in France, Germany, Poland and Cyprus have already taken place, with more events planned in 2017. Watch how more than 400 people kicked-off this anniversary year in Brussels on 26 January!
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Don’t miss the social media competition for all Erasmus+ participants!
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Erasmus, we want to hear about the highlights of your Erasmus+ experiences! Whether your time abroad helped to kick start a new career or to put in place new innovative practices, we want to hear inspiring Erasmus+ stories! To enter, simply share a photograph and a short description of your Erasmus+ experience; the best stories will win a travel voucher! More details can be found at the read more link, which can be shared with all Erasmus+ participants, past or present!
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February spotlight: A programme for all
The Erasmus+ programme addresses many key concerns of young people in Europe and beyond. We have a lot to share with you this year – so stay tuned to learn more about how the programme helps to tackle these issues and contribute with your own ideas! Throughout 2017 we will explore different themes relating to key social, economic, educational and cultural developments. In February, we take a closer look at social inclusion and integration.
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Annual Report 2015: Erasmus+ brings down barriers with EUR 2.13 billion for mobility actions
Did you know that Erasmus+ is more successful and inclusive than ever? New figures published in the Erasmus+ Annual Report 2015 show that the programme invested EUR 2.13 billion in more than 30,000 mobility projects during 2014 and 2015. This allowed around 1.3 million participants to go abroad, 10% of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds or have special needs. The Annual Report also covers major developments in the Erasmus+ programme to address social inclusion in Europe. For example, a focus is put on the education needs, skills recognition and development of refugees arriving in Europe. Be sure not to miss all the latest updates!
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Vocational education and training
Meet the Erasmus+ VET learners
Erasmus+ VET learners are varied and many. They are participants of all fields of study from across Europe who have completed a learning period abroad since 2014. Through the programme, they gained valuable insight into different cultures and working practices, while gaining skills they can use for a lifetime. Read on to find out more about the demographics of the Erasmus+ VET learners, including which are the most popular host countries, and how students choose to spend their time abroad.
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Language learning for VET learners
Did you know that the Erasmus+ call for proposals 2017 entitles even more vocational learners to benefit from the Online Linguistic Support than before? The online system facilitates language learning for Erasmus+ participants, enabling them to assess their skills in the foreign languages they will use to work, study, or volunteer abroad. After the assessment, they can sign up for an online course to improve. As of this year, VET learners going abroad for a minimum of 19 days can test and improve their linguistic skills.
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Commissioner Navracsics visits VET learners in Berlin
VET learners in Berlin were visited by Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics during the final months of their successful two-year Erasmus+ project. The project uses an innovative ‘biographical link’ tool and 30-day mobility experience in another European country to motivate trainees. Read more about the project and Commissioner Navracsics’ visit.
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Adult learning
Adult education projects empower adult learners with fewer opportunities
There are multiple pathways for adult learners with fewer opportunities to improve their skills, and many projects are making those pathways more obvious and readily available. Whether it’s helping adults with learning disabilities undergo training to become more autonomous, or proving that real-life competences gained during migration are applicable to many jobs, these projects are paving the way for less social exclusion throughout Europe.
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From jail to heritage preservation
Erasmus+ has been working to help adult prisoners find new pathways for years, to great success. This story highlights a man who took up painting while in prison in Bulgaria, and found it changed his life so much he now works in heritage preservation. That’s just one of many similar success stories to come out of implementing art education programmes in prisons. Now, a new project is looking toward bringing even more learning opportunities to inmates.
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EPALE, an online platform for all adult education stakeholders
If you haven’t checked out the e-Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) visit now for information on 24 themes on adult education and training. Whether you’re interested in social inclusion, immigrants, second chance schools, or more, the platform will help you find partners and participate in discussions. Learn more here.
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European Toolkit for Schools – Promoting inclusive education and tackling early school leaving
Early school leaving remains a key issue in Europe, despite having decreased through successful measures since 2005. Check out the updated European Toolkit for Schools – supported by Erasmus+. It is helping make schools more inclusive and offers resources for all people involved in education.
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Communication skills for migrant children
In an ever-changing world, some children are learning a different language at home than what they need to use at school. The Welcomm Project uses a Multimedia Learning Kit to help children acquire necessary vocabulary to start school through playful activities. One of the benefits of this kit is that it can be used by educators and parents alike. Learn more about it and start using and sharing it!
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School leadership for equity and learning: take it to the students!
A week of education-related events under Maltese EU Presidency was kicked off with a Conference on School leadership and equity in St. Julian’s, Malta, on 16-17 January 2017. Linked to the Presidency theme of equity and inclusiveness, the purpose of the event was to explore how leadership – by school heads, but also by teachers and other staff – can contribute to making schools more equitable and inclusive.
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What is the European Solidarity Corps and how is it related to Erasmus+?
The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects – in their own country or abroad – that benefit communities and people around Europe.
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Don’t miss the European Youth Week 2017!
Since 2003, European Youth Week (EYW) has provided a popular and exciting opportunity for young people to get involved in EU politics by sharing their opinions and learning about opportunities offered to them by European Programmes. This year EYW will take place 1-7 May all across Europe. As part of Erasmus+ 30 year anniversary, this edition of EYW will focus on explaining Erasmus+ opportunities and promoting solidarity and the newly launched European Solidarity Corps. Learn more about the achievements of our youth and how you can get involved.
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Are you involved in preparation of Youth Exchanges or Youth Workers mobility projects? A new IT tool is now available which will simplify your work!
With the latest update of the Mobility Tool+, a new functionality allows you to copy data from one mobility to another. Fields common to several participants such as the activity type, the sending and receiving organisations, the activity dates and other can now be automatically pre-filled. This will save time when encoding your participants in group activities!
European Prize for Social Integration through Sport
The 1st European Prize for Social Integration through Sport was awarded in 2016 by the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus)! This forum is an Erasmus+ Sport project. Sport activities, especially at the amateur level, can play a role in building community links and reinforce social cohesion. Efus is well placed to work with local authorities and sport organisations towards the reduction of violence, racism and intolerance through expertise and good practice exchange.
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Promoting Social Inclusion of Persons with Mental Disabilities through Sport
After successful first round gathering information about the benefits of physical activity for people with mental disabilities, the INSPORT project continues as INSPORT+. See how this successful initiative continues to make a difference.
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