Rome, 28 January 2010 Daniela Ermini It is always a good time to learn: Grundtvig!
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Rome, 28 January 2010 Daniela Ermini It is always a good time to learn: Grundtvig!
It is always a good time to learn: Grundtvig!!! Specific objectives: To help provide adults with pathways to improving their knowledge and competences To help provide adults with pathways to improving their knowledge and competences To respond to the educational challenge of an ageing population in Europe To respond to the educational challenge of an ageing population in Europe
WHO PARTICIPATES? 27 Member States of the European Union the EFTA countries (Iceland- Norway- Liechtenstein) Turkey Republic of Croatia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Who can participate in Grundtvig? Basically, anyone involved in adult education Basically, anyone involved in adult education
In - service training for Adult Education staff Visits and Exchange (NEW!!!) Assistantship (NEW!!!) Workshops (NEW!!!) In - service training for Adult Education staff Visits and Exchange (NEW!!!) Assistantship (NEW!!!) Workshops (NEW!!!) Mobility:new horizons!
In-service training Are you involved in adult education? Improve your practical teaching skills and gain a broader understanding of adult learning in Europe!
In-service training who can apply? Teachers and other staff involved in adult education (formal, informal, non formal sector) what can I do? A training course abroad How long? Min. 5 days, max 6 weeks
15 January 2010 for training activities taking place between May and Agust (1.05.2010 and 31.08.2010) 30 April 2010 for training activities taking place between Sepetember and December (1.09.2010 and 31.12.2010) 15 September 2010 for training activities taking place between January and April (1.01.2011 and) 30.04.2011 Deadline 2010:
How do I find my course? An on-line database of training activities, known as the Grundtvig Course Catalogue, is available to help applicants http://ec.europa.eu/education/trainingdatabase/http://ec.europa.eu/education/trainingdatabase/ However, applicants may also choose training which is not listed in the database
Visits and Exchanges Are you involved in adult education? Gain a broader understanding of adult learning in Europe!
Visits and Exchange who can apply? Teachers and other staff involved in adult education (formal, informal, non formal sector) what can I do? Work-related visit (examples: jobshadowing, research, conference etc) where? Abroad How long? Min. 1 day, max 12 weeks
Visits and Exchanges: deadlines Check your National Agency websites!
Assistantship Improve your intercultural competences! Who: present or future staff involved in adult education to spend a period abroad Where: abroad How long: min. 12 weeks, max 45 weeks
Workshops Innovative multinational learning experience! Main objective: to bring together learners from different countries Possible topics: arts, music, creativity, numeracy, science, language learning, active citizenship, intercultural dialogue How long: from 5 up to 10 days
Workshops Who can apply? Learners aged 18+ How do I find my workshop? European Workshop Catalogue available at
Workshop deadlines If you want to organise a Workshop: 19 February 2010 If you want to attend a Workshop: Check the European Workshop catalogue! Each Workshop has its deadline
Process-oriented Involvement of learners Grundtvig Partnerships Small scale co-operation activities on themes of mutual interest
Grundtvig Partnership Minimum 3 partners from 3 countries Duration: 2 Years Grant calculation: use of lumpsums The levels of funding available in each country vary. The funding granted is in the form of a lump sum, which is a new and simple payment method with less of an administrative burden on the organisations involved Structure:Structure:
Main Activities Partner meetings and seminars Exchange of staff and adult lerners Exchange of experience and good practice Fieldwork, performances, exhibitions of work,project research Documentation on project activities Language preparation Evaluation and dissemination Partner meetings and seminars Exchange of staff and adult lerners Exchange of experience and good practice Fieldwork, performances, exhibitions of work,project research Documentation on project activities Language preparation Evaluation and dissemination
Comparative studies New methodologies proposals Newsletters or booklets Performances/Presentati ons Websites and virtual communities Seminars/Conferences Exhibitions Comparative studies New methodologies proposals Newsletters or booklets Performances/Presentati ons Websites and virtual communities Seminars/Conferences Exhibitions OUTCOMES
Use of lumpsums - Mobilities Small number – from 4 mobilities 10.000 Euro Limited number– from 8 mobilities 15.000 Euro Average number – from 12 mobilities 20.000 Euro High number – from 24 mobilities 25.000 Euro ( for the 24-mobility type, please note that 16 different adult learners must be involved!!! ) Small number – from 4 mobilities 10.000 Euro Limited number– from 8 mobilities 15.000 Euro Average number – from 12 mobilities 20.000 Euro High number – from 24 mobilities 25.000 Euro ( for the 24-mobility type, please note that 16 different adult learners must be involved!!! )
SVP Senior Volunteering Projects SVP: support bilateral partnership and exchange of volunteers between local organisations located in 2 LLP countries. Why Volunteers? Volunteering is increasingly recognised as an extremely valuable informal learning experience Why Seniors: senior citizens (50+) are a rich source of wisdom and experience from which society should derive a great benefit
What does volunteering mean? It refers to all forms of voluntary activity, formal and informal It is undertaken of a person's own free-will, choice and motivation It is without concern for financial gain do not replace professional, paid employees
SVP: objecives 1. To enable senior citizens to volunteer in another European country for any kind of non-profit activity, as a form ofinformal (and mutual) learning activity (learning / sharing knowledge). 2. To create lasting cooperation between the host and sending organisations around a specific topic or target group, and thanks to the exchange of volunteers. 3. To enable the local communities involved in the exchange of volunteers to draw on the potential of senior citizens as asource of knowledge, competence and experience.
Features: Duration: 2 years Number of volunteers: min. 2 max 6 Volunteering activities: min.3 max 8 Each organisation will send and host volunteers Deadline: 31 March 2010
Expected outputs: For the Volunteers: 1)increase of personal, linguistic, social and intercultural skills and competence 2)contribution tothe development and implementation of non-profit activities, and beyond this, contribute to the community as an active citizen 3)acquisition / development / transmission of specific task-related skills
Expected outputs: For the organisations 1)exchange and mutual acquisition of experience, knowledge and good practice 2)development of European collaboration around a particular theme 3)intensified European outlook.
Eu Funding FUNDING FOR SENDING YOUR OWN VOLUNTEERS ABROAD This funding is mixed: forfait + real costs Forfait: covers cost related to sending your own volunteers abroad. For Italy is 500 Euros for each volunteers (language and cultural preparation etc) Real costs: for travel expenses. This is based on the real cost of the tickets.
Eu Funding FUNDING FOR HOSTING PARTNER VOLUNTEERS IN YOUR ORGANISATION: This funding is mixed: forfait + forfait Forfait: covers costs for organisation related to hosting involunteers from your partner orgasation. For Italy is 250 Euros for each volunteers Forfait: covers meals, accomodation, lacal transportation, insurance etc (reference tables)
WHAT MAKES A STRONG APPLICATION? clear objectives realistic expected outcomes a clear and coherent work plan plans for the ongoing evaluation plans for the dissemination of outcomes at different levels (local regional, and even national)
SUGGESTIONS FOR PLANNING A SHORTLIST Aims should be clear The methodology appropriate for achieving the objectives The activity plan is well-defined Tasks are distributed between the 2 partners Activities are described for the entire two-year duration
SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR PLANNING Establish and keep open the channels of communication Create firm and realistic timetable to achieve desired outcomes Agree in advance who does what and when Consider how you will monitor and evaluate the project
1.Supervising the actual activities 2.Comparing planned activities with those being done or completed 3.Evaluating activities and considering future projects MONITOR: TIME – COST – QUALITY Monitoring may follow the process of planning and consists of three consecutive and connected stages
Further information on Grundtvig http://ec.europa.eu/education/progr ammes/llp/grundtvig/index_en.html National Agencies (see links on above website) LLP National Agency – Italy: www.programmallp.it