The Erasmus+ Programme Guide and Call for Proposals for 2016 is out with more than €1.85 billion in funding available. Find more information on the call, the guide, and what has changed since 2015 in the Guide.
The Erasmus+ Programme Guide 2016 (pdf) and the 2016 Erasmus+ Call for Proposals were published by the European Commission on 22 October 2015. The Programme guide provides information on:
- the priorities of the programme
- the actions supported
- the funding available for different actions
- detailed information on participation
The Programme Guide is currently only available in English, although other language versions will be published soon. Organisations are invited to submit applications online to the National Agency in the relevant country or to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). The 2016 online application forms and related documents are currently being prepared by the Commission and will be available on websites of either the National Agencies or the EACEA, depending on the actions concerned.
For mobility (Erasmus+ KA1) - in other words participation in courses and conferences in the academic year 2016/2017 or later - the deadline for application for grants is at noon on 2 February 2016.
School education gateway: Erasmus+ A practical guide for school leaders
How can Erasmus+ funding be used to improve teaching and learning in my school? What professional development opportunities can we offer our teachers through Erasmus+? The answers can be found in the new Erasmus+ guide for school leaders.
The guide is designed for school leaders (head teachers, school principals, team leader, coordinators, etc) who want to know what the Erasmus+ programme has to offer in the fields of pre-primary, primary and secondary education.
The first section of the guide outlines the benefits schools can derive from applying for Erasmus+ and reviews the opportunities available within the programme, namely staff mobility and strategic partnerships. This section also explores the advantages of linking up with other schools online through eTwinning.
The second sections provides step-by-step advice on developing a successful Erasmus+ application, finding the right European partners and building upon the experience of different schools. This section also offers real project examples to inspire school leaders, help generate ideas and showcase what can be accomplished through Erasmus+.
The guide is available online in English (coming soon: French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish).
Source: School Education Gateway
Articles taken from The Learning Teacher Newsletter