General information about the Erasmus+ Programme
Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020. Education, training, youth and sport can make a major contribution to help tackle socio-economic changes, the key challenges that Europe will be facing until the end of the decade and to support the implementation of the European policy agenda for growth, job, equity and social inclusion.
Fighting high levels of unemployment, particularly among young people, is one of the most urgent tasks for European governments. Too many young people leave school prematurely, running a high risk of being unemployed and socially marginalised. The same risk threatens many adults with low skills. Technologies are changing the way in which society operates, and there is a need to ensure the best use is made of them. EU businesses need to become more competitive through talent and innovation.
Erasmus+ aims to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe. It is open to education, training, youth and sport organisations across all sectors of lifelong learning, including school education, further and higher education, adult education and the youth sector.
- Young people can study, volunteer and gain work experience abroad, to develop new skills, gain vital international experience and boost their employability;
- Staff can teach or train abroad, to develop their professional practice, build relationships with international peers, and gain fresh ideas;
- UK organisations can collaborate with international partners, to drive innovation, share best practice, and offer new opportunities to young people.
Around €1 billion is reserved specifically for Erasmus+ projects led by UK-based organisations.
From 2014 to 2017, 3982 Erasmus+ grants were awarded to UK organisations, worth around €571 million in total.
In 2019, €187 million is reserved specifically for UK organisations, up from €170 million in 2018. UK organisations can also apply for additional funding streams (called ‘centralised’ activities), managed by the European Commission’s Executive Agency.
Who can take a part?
Erasmus+ is aimed at schools, further and higher education institutions, vocational education, adult education, youth and sport organisations actively involved in delivering formal and non-formal education, training, youth work and sporting activities.
Participating organisations can then offer exciting opportunities for their students, trainees, apprentices, pupils, adult learners, young people, volunteers, professors, teachers, trainers, youth workers and staff to study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad in Europe.
LAW is in a unique position, where we are experienced in working within the Erasmus framework and have displayed an interest in the objectives highlighted in the most recent European Commission report. Over the past 5 years we have worked with individuals from several European countries and with organisation spanning across more than 10 countries. It is our intention to continue the level of commitment to our European partners and to assist another organisation in doing the same.
We have worked with several European NGOs’, companies, colleges and schools in the past to deliver these programmes. The NGO’s we have partnered span across Europe, including, France, Poland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Spain.
What can you do with Erasmus+ with LAW?
In our previous programmes we have delivered various training programmes to support learners of various levels. Some of our programmes include a vocational training course that focuses on personal skills to assist our learners in performing in a professional manner. Other training programmes that we delivered included language training, eco, leadership & management programmes and work placements in various sectors.
We offer a broad selection of training programmes for learners from all backgrounds. Generally, these come in the form of Accredited and Unaccredited.
- Accredited Courses – Ideal for learners looking to enter Employment or University in the UK. These courses can act as a stepping stone into job or an academic institution.
- Unaccredited Courses- Ideal for people looking to improve upon speaking or writing skills but do not require a specific qualification at the end of their course. These courses can be the development that a learner needs to crystallise their language skills and enable them to integrate to a UK environment.
Our courses focus on immersion and ensure that learners eat, breath and sleep the language they are learning. To support these immersion courses, we offer learners exchanges to and from the UK to other European and international countries. You could stay with a host family and experience the culture first hand whilst learning how to speak a foreign language.