The new Erasmus+ programme 2020 has been just published. This programme, with a budget of €14.7 billion has been supporting education, training, youth and sport in Europe since 2014. According to many experts, it’s the most successful European funding programme ever. But, why?

I think that the major factor in its success is that the programme goal is to support the mobility of 4 million people. A mobility, in this case, means funding a person to participate in training, study or job shadowing abroad.

In many ways, M-Powered exemplifies this. A huge part of our business comes from courses that we organise for people involved in the education sector. These people come to Ireland, Tenerife or Poland from other European countries to learn about project management, creativity and work-life balance methods. With our support, they implement the new tools and skills they have learned through our courses in their organisations.

The good news is that Erasmus+ funding covers 100% of travel and course expenditures. There is even a small budget available for project management and promotion. However, the bad news is that you need to work hard to get the funding. By hard work, I mean filling out and submitting a project application before the 5th of February 2020.  It’s a challenging application, especially the first time you do it.

This will be our fourth season of helping our clients apply for Erasmus+ grants. This year, we’re preparing some simple guidelines on how to write a successful project application.  However, as we have been doing this for years, it can be difficult to look at it from a beginner’s perspective!

Therefore, I’m very curious to know what do you find the most challenging about applying for Erasmus+ funding?

Imagine that you’re going to apply for funding to send your staff for training abroad – what would you like to know about the Erasmus+ programme and the project application? What kind of insider knowledge or tips and tricks would make your life easier when applying? 🙂 

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From this research, we will develop a handy guide that we will share with our subscribers to help them learn more about how to write a successful Erasmus+ project!

Erasmus+ programme

Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion provides opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad.

Erasmus+ doesn’t just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations.

Key figures:

Overall budget

€14.7 billion

In addition, € 1.68 billion for funding actions with third countries (partner countries) have been made available through the EU’s external action budget.

Overall mobility opportunities

More than 4 million people

Higher education

Around 2 million students

Vocational education and training students

Around 650,000 students

Staff mobility

Around 800,000 lecturers, teachers, trainers, education staff and youth workers

Youth exchange schemes

More than 500,000 young people

Master’s degree loan guarantee scheme

Around 200,000 students

Joint master’s degrees

More than 25,000 students

Strategic Partnerships

Around 25,000 linking together

125,000 schools, vocational education and training institutions, higher and adult education institutions, youth organisations and enterprises

Knowledge Alliances

More than 150 set up by 1500 higher education institutions and enterprises

Sector Skills Alliances

More than 150 set up by 2000 vocational education and training providers and enterprises

Source: httpss://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus

 

Courses in Ireland, Spain, and Poland

M-Powered is offering a portfolio of 6 different 5-day long courses in project management, creativity, and well-being.

They will be run in scenic and inspiring locations in three countries: Ireland, Poland, and the Spanish island of Tenerife.

Course

Location

Dates

Planning successful projects – NEW

Krakow, Poland

7 -11/09/2020

Derrynacleigh, Leenane, Ireland

1-5/03/2021

Derrynacleigh, Leenane, Ireland

24-28/05/2021

Work-life balance for educators

Playa Paraiso, Adeje, Tenerife, Spain

21-26/09/2020

Playa Paraiso, Adeje, Tenerife, Spain

19-23/04/2021

Playa Paraiso, Adeje, Tenerife, Spain

26-30/04/2021

Project management: successful team = successful project

Krakow, Poland

19-23/10/2020

Derrynacleigh, Leenane, Ireland

2-6/11/2020

Derrynacleigh, Leenane, Ireland

15-19/02/2021

Derrynacleigh, Leenane, Ireland

17-21/05/2021

Project management: risk, change and stakeholder management

Derrynacleigh, Leenane, Ireland

9-13/11/2020

Krakow, Poland

7-11/12/2020

Derrynacleigh, Leenane, Ireland

22-26/02/2021

Empowerment and motivation in education

Derrynacleigh, Leenane, Ireland

16-20/11/2020

Derrynacleigh, Leenane, Ireland

8-12/03/2021

Derrynacleigh, Leenane, Ireland

10-14/05/2021

Creative problem solving in education (by Design Thinking method) – NEW

Krakow, Poland

12-16/10/2020

Derrynacleigh, Leenane, Ireland

31/05-4/06/2021

We also offer professional support for our clients to prepare and submit their Erasmus+ applications. Writing a successful project application is not easy. Our team of experienced project writers can support you in this process. Last year 90% of the clients we supported received funding!

Completing the application process with our assistance is much easier than doing it on your own, guaranteeing you a higher chance of being approved for funding. Our support is free of charge as long as you choose one of our courses. We’ll be supporting many organisations in the next 2.5 months so get in touch now to ensure we can give you as much support as possible with your application.

We encourage you to explore the power of education and personal development, to share good practices among your colleagues and co-workers, and to bring back knowledge to your communities, organisations, and professional ecosystems.

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