The Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC) was pleased to secure €140,000 to deliver its international Erasmus+ project
Controlled schools Kilcooley Primary School and Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College are working with CSSC and its partners from Denmark, Scotland, Finland and the Republic of Ireland to explore problem solving in technology rich environments.
Erasmus+, a €14.7 billion European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport, provides a number of funding streams to support school exchange partnerships, staff mobility projects and other collaborative activities aimed at sharing best practice across national boundaries.
Its aim is to boost skills and employability as well as to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe and is running until 2020.
Since its launch in 2014, six Northern Ireland schools have been awarded €966,899 of funding, and the Department of Education (DE) is keen that more schools benefit.
An information session has been organised by Erasmus+ UK National Agency for Thursday 25 October in the MAC, Belfast to provide an overview of the programme and details of the funding opportunities available in the year ahead. There will also be workshops focusing on possible activities, and speakers who have already been successful in gaining Erasmus+ funding will share their advice.
We would encourage you to attend so that your school is in a strong position to apply to the British Council for Erasmus+ funding when the 2019 call for proposals is published in the next month.
CSSC’s school support officerswould be happy to discuss any potential ideas you have that may benefit from Erasmus+ funding and provide insight into the application process.
In the meantime, you can register to attend the information session via Eventbrite.