Unlocking the Potential of Erasmus+

YouthLink Scotland and Xchange Scotland are excited to announce that they have been funded by the European Commission (through its representation in the UK) to promote Erasmus+ and support organisations in Scotland to participate in the Erasmus+ programme and enable more young people across Scotland to benefit from European funding.

Erasmus+ provides a unique chance for young people and organisations to engage in intra-cultural activities and dialogue, learn new skills, improve personal wellbeing, share knowledge and experience and create an international network together. Xchange Scotland and YouthLink Scotland will provide workshops, mentoring and peer support frameworks to give groups the information they need to go through the application process.

Throughout the year they will be raising awareness of the diverse opportunities Erasmus+ has to offer young people and organisations in Scotland including:

  • Youth Exchanges, which enable groups of young people to travel abroad, meet young people from another country and broaden their perspectives through new experiences. As well as transformative learning, they are a lot of fun!
  • Training courses, work shadowing and exchanges for youth workers (paid and voluntary).
  • European Voluntary Service (EVS), where organisations can host or send young people aged 18 - 30 to volunteer and experience life in another country or host young volunteers from another country within their organisation in Scotland.

Applicant Support Programme

During 2017 they will be running a series of free training programmes across Scotland which aim to give organisations the information necessary to apply for an Erasmus+ project that’s best suited to their needs and interests. Their workshops will equip you with all you need to know about Erasmus+, the practicalities of funding applications, and the benefits your organisation can hope to gain through applying. They will also support organisations through peer support networks and individual mentoring from experts to develop applications.

The first applicant support workshop will be in Glasgow on 16 March (11am to 4pm). For further information and to book your place please contact Marj Clark here or phone 0141 237 2430.

If you would like to take part in a workshop, sign up to the applicant support programme or are running an event and are interested in us delivering an awareness raising briefing please get in touch here.

Contact: Marj Clark, Xchange Scotland on 0141 237 2430 or Liz Green, YouthLink Scotland on 0131 313 2488.

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