# BEACTIVE CHALLENGES
Are you interested in winning amazing prizes? Design a photo or video of your sport team (at least 2 people) to scare your opponents. Simply capture your own variant of the haka, a ceremonial war dance involving chanting, and share it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeActive. This challenge is initiated by the European Commission with an aim to promote physical activity across Europe. Note that there will be more challenges! The deadline is 15 July 2018.
For more information click here.
At least nine million students have participated in the Erasmus programme since its beginning in 1987 and a huge number of them found their other halves abroad. Surprisingly, more than a million babies have been born to couples who met as a result of the university exchange scheme. This reality perfectly illustrates European Union’s motto: ‘united in diversity’.
Additionally, a photography exhibition of 17 Erasmus couples and families can be viewed in Paris and Dublin. Click here to read more.
In 2017, the European Commission launched a new project that created wonderful opportunities to young European citizens. Students (16-19 years old), who have been involved in an eTwinning project, got chances to travel and discover Europe, with their school class or individually! Five thousand winners were selected for this year.
Read the article here.
#BeInclusive EU Sport Awards
The European Commission has a long-term objective to build a more inclusive society and invites certain organizations to apply for EU Sport Awards. An institution must be highly related to sport and to work with socially excluded people (e.g. refugees, ethnic minorities and etc.). If you are a head/member of such collective, register now to give your project the visibility it deserves. Thewinning projects will also be awarded €10,000!
Click here for more details.
Have you ever heard of Erasmus+ app? You can share your own Erasmus+ experiences and tips on it and pass on your wisdom to the next participants! Also, the app has other useful features and is being updated constantly!
Click here to download it.
European Youth Award 2018
Do you have a digital project that you are proud of? If you are a young change-maker with a desire to make an impact on society, show your talent at the contest! Three winners will be invited to the EYA Festival in Austria from 28 November to 1 December to present their project and receive the prize. Travel costs and accommodation will be provided. The deadline is 15 July 2018.
Click here if interested.
The meeting of the policy dialogue with Southern Mediterranean countries
The European Union actively involves in communication on higher education policy with regions and countries outside of the EU! One of the main aims of this initiative is to reform higher education. Eurydice will attend this 4th meeting with southern colleagues to explain what the challenges of the teaching profession are. You can follow Eurydice’s live FB coverage on Monday.
More information about a policy dialogue can be found here.
Pupil and staff exchange
In case you did not know, there are new Erasmus School Partnerships that let schools to organize short-term and even long-term exchanges. Pupils, who are over the age of 14, can now stay abroad to a year (should be accompanied by staff)!
You can learn more here.
Education in the earliest civilizations
Education nowadays is modern and progressive yet rather typical and natural. Main features of our global educational system are usually well-known. In comparison, we could say less about how people were studying thousands of years ago. How ancient Egyptians or Mesopotamians were educating their youth?
Read the informative article here.
Prepared by Rimvydas Burba