A great chance to widen horizons

Would you like to go abroad to study, work, volunteer, teach or train?Erasmus logo

If the answer is Yes, then here is some good news – a record amount of Erasmus+  funding is available for organisations in Liverpool, Wavertree this year.

Every year, Erasmus+ funds around 16,000 UK higher education students to benefit from a study or work placement abroad, 6,000 UK vocational education and training students to benefit from a work placement abroad, and 5,000 young people, often from disadvantaged backgrounds, to benefit from a volunteering experience abroad.

The funding is open to schools, further and higher education, adult education and youth organisations.

The funding covers a range of activities, from vocational training placements to collaborative research, from joint projects between schools to training for youth workers, and is delivered across the UK by the British Council and Ecorys.

Two application deadlines are fast approaching.

The first is on March 21 for education and training partnerships on best practice, including school exchanges. You can find out more by clicking here.

The second is on April 26 for activities in the youth sector. You can find out more by clicking here.

In 2017 the total funding available to UK organisations was more than €148 million, and a UK budget of over €170 million is anticipated for 2018.

The programme is just one of the vital international links threatened in the long-term by Brexit. However, the UK is taking part in Erasmus+ this year, and up to 2020 in principle.

So if you are a school, further or higher education college, adult education or youth organisation – or you attend one of these institutions – please consider applying.

Remember, the next deadlines for applications are March 21 for exchanging best practice in education and training and April 26 for all youth sector activities.