The new Erasmus+ call for schools is open! Join our free online course to get started
- Reading time: 3 minutes
Image: Rawpixel / Shutterstock.com
Every year, the Erasmus+ programme funds thousands of school projects and professional development activities for teachers and other school staff. The online course Erasmus+ funding opportunities for schools has been designed to help head teachers, teachers and project leaders get started on the often demanding path to find Erasmus+ funding and to make their project ideas a reality.
Erasmus+ call 2019 is launched
European projects are an excellent way of not only boosting the professional development of the staff but also engaging the whole school community. In a 2017 international study, 90% of the teacher respondents said that Erasmus+ mobility made them more open to changes and innovations, and 94% said it deepened their understanding of other cultures. They also confirmed that, at school level, they felt the community was becoming more open and tolerant.
Read more about why international mobility matters.
Two funding options
The Erasmus+ programme offers two principal funding options that schools can benefit from: Learning mobility of individuals (Key Action 1) and Strategic Partnership projects (Key Action 2). This year’s application deadlines are 05.02.2019 for Key Action 1 and 21.03.2019 for Key Action 2. Find all the information on the new call on the Erasmus+ website.
Learn more about Erasmus+ funding by taking an easy online course
Many schools are interested in professional development in a European context but are not fully aware of the funding options. The online course will enable all participants to become familiar with Erasmus+ funding opportunities for schools in just a few weeks.
The online course ran for the first time in 2017, when over a thousand participants completed it. Based on the evaluation survey, 95% of the respondents (N=265) considered the overall value of the course “very good” or “good”. Furthermore, 94% of the respondents would recommend the course to their colleagues.
The course is created by the School Education Gateway and is one of the many online courses offered by its Teacher Academy.
It is free of charge and open to everyone, so enrol today!