2019 calls for proposals for Erasmus+ Budget
The 2019 call has been published, with an expected budget of 3 billion euros for the programme of the coming year. Any public or private body that are active in the field of education, training, youth and sport may apply for funding within the Erasmus+ Programme. Learn more about the 2019 budget and deadlines for application here.
ICDE, a global driving force in Life Long Learning
The international Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) is an outstanding Nordic organisation in the field of education. ICDE is a driving force and co-organiser of several major conferences in the near future. In early December, the Open Education Leadership Summit will be held in Paris in cooperation with the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research. In November 2019, there is another World Conference on the topic of Online learning – transforming Lives & Societies. The local organisation in charge of the World Conference is the National Institute for Digital Learning in Dublin.
Read more about ICDE here.
Migrants and Counselling
A seminar organised in Finland, was focused on immigrant girls’ dreams of studying and building a career in Finland. It was particularly aimed at guiding professionals in education. The event covered the topic of how to help immigrant women make their dreams come true. The young migrant women wished that there were more resources for guidance and counselling in educational institutions, personal guidance was considered extremely important for immigrants.
Read the full article here.
Launch of SELFIE
The European Commission Launches the SELFIE for schools this week. It is a tool for everyone in school: leaders, educators and students. The self-reflection process helps schools assess their use of technology for learning. Furthermore, it explains why technology is important and how schools can improve their use of technology.
Read more here.
Engaging older people to create an age friendly environment
The Erasmus+ project Mobility Scouts, implemented between October 2016 and September 2018, is a project that focuses on inclusion and participation of older people. The projects picks up on aspects related to active ageing, age-friendly environments, life-long learning volunteering and co-production. The overall objective of the project is to involve older men and women in decision-making processes and to enable and empower them to contribute to the creation of age-friendly environments.
Find out more about the project here.
How to build learning cities
In order to create successful learning cities, stakeholders from all walks of life should be involved. Individuals and organisations all bring something different to their table and collectively, their know-how and resources will help to achieve learning cities’ vision to promote lifelong learning. A learning city is a collective an ongoing journey, it requires a concrete action plan with strong leadership, but all stakeholders should have a say in the process.
Learn more here.
Teachers and trainers matter
The European Commission has introduced a report on how to support them in high-performance apprenticeships and work-based learning. Click on the link below to have a look at this report for inspiration on how to develop work-based learning and apprenticeships systems. The report is prepared by a group of experts ‘ET 2020 working group on vocational education and training’, the document highlights 12 policy pointers and examples to strengthen support for teachers and trainers in the vital role they play.
You can find more information here.
Prepared by Dimyana Salib