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Erasmus for all

Erasmus for all

This is the follow up EU programme, which replaces previous programmes like Youth in Action, and will run from 2014 through to 2020.  It has a budget line of €14.7 billion with the aim of involving 4 million Europeans to strengthen Europe’s cultural, linguistic and educational affinities.  So it is worth considering what activities you could undertake with the aid of these funds by linking with a Scout (and or Guide group) in another country.

Of the 3 key actions, the one on learning mobility is most relevant to our activities.  The youth exchanges envisaged involve non-formal educational activities in which the participants jointly design, prepare and carry out a programme in one of their countries.  This programme should allow young people to develop competencies such as social awareness, discover new cultures and strengthen European values like cultural affinities, religious and social diversity and friendship. 

The exchanges are based on transnational cooperation between two or more participating organisations (like 2 Scout Groups) from different countries either inside the EU or its near neighbours.  Any application will be strengthened if a willingness is expressed to host a return visit in a subsequent year, which will necessarily have to the subject of a new application.

Eligibility criteria include –
•    Duration 5 to 21 days
•    Activity to be held in one of the participating countries
•    Age range between 13 and 30 are eligible for funding – younger people can be included but will not be eligible for funding
•    Minimum number 16, maximum 60 excluding group leaders

For more details go to erasmusplus.org.uk

Reviewed: 04/10/2016
 

 

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