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What is Erasmus+ ?
Erasmus+ is a prestigious EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport between 2014-2020 (Post Brexit, the UK has replaced their involvement in Erasmus with the Turing Scheme). Erasmus projects aim to boost skills and employability as well as modernise education, training, and youth work across Europe.
In the current funding programme it has had a budget of approximately 14.7 billion euros across Europe and has, over the past seven years, provided opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad. It has also supported transnational partnerships between education, training and youth organisations, as well as support grassroots sport projects.
In April 2014 Meadowhead applied to this new EU funding stream to take part in 3 exciting new International projects:
Key action 1 – STEM Staff work shadowing study in Germany/Spain.
Key action 2 – ‘Passport to your future’ employability skills project for students aged 14+.
Key action 2 – CEWE ‘Commuting across Europe for Work experience’ for A Level linguists.
In September of the same year we were delighted to hear that all 3 project bids had been successful!
You can read more about each project by following the links on the right.
We were delighted to be featured in the British Council's e-Twinning newsletter for October 2015 as a Schools Case Study! You can read the article here: https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/casestudy/schools-case-study-meadowhead-school-academy-trust
We also featured as an exemplar school in one of the KA2 presentations at the Erasmus Conference in Edinburgh at the end of September 2015, and have contributed to several ERASMUS Learning network national meetings hosted by the British council national agency to share our project success since 2015.