Necessary steps The organisation needs to: 1.Register in the Unique Registration Facility (URF) system to receive a PIC code 2.Check compliance with the eligibility requirements and financial conditions 3.Complete electronically the application form and submit it (only the coordinator- applicant organisation)
Compliance with the programme requirements A participating organisation can be any public or private organisation, established in a Programme Country or in any Partner Country An applicant organisation (coordinator) – an organisation established in a Programme Country
1)The ERASMUS + programme objectives 2)aims of the action 3)Defines the eligibility criteria, award criteria and financial rules ( p. 97 – 100 Programme Guide 2014 ) 4)Information about project application development, implementation, reporting, dissemination ( p. 191.-205., p. 237.-240 Programme Guide 2014 ) Erasmus+ Programme Guide
Completion of the application form The application forms contains the information on : 1)Applicant organisation and participating organisations; 2)Project objectives and tasks/activities; 3)Expected results; 4)Project budget and the financing requested.
Project planning The project is oriented towards: 1.Exchange of experience and good practices? 2.Development of innovative practices? Depending on the objectives of the project, the participating organisations involved, the expected impact, Strategic Partnerships can be of different sizes, and adapt their activities accordingly. Project phases: 1.Preparation 2.Implementation 3.Follow-up 4.Dissemination 5.Closure
Application form Separate application form for each education sector Separate application form for cross-sectoral partnership projects Application form – an electronic form in the PDF format. Before completing the form it is necessary to save it on your computer All the fields marked in red are compulsory
Application form sections (A-B) Section A – General information Section B – information about the project application (very important): 1)Indicate – type of the project. 2)The language of the project – the language in which the form is filled (language of the project) – any EU official language. 3)Project identification – the title, start date, project duration (2 or 3 years), end date 4)National Agency of the applicant organisation
Application form section (C) Section C – applicant organisation and partners 1)PIC number- “check PIC ” – after pressing this button the information about the organisation will be automatically copied in from the URF system. 2)Legal representative 3)Contact person (!) In order to add a partner press the button “Add partner”
Application form section (D) Section D– Description of the project 1.Rationale of the project, objectives and needs to be addresses Why is the project necessary? What problems do you plan to address/solve with the help of the project? 2.What is the innovative aspect of the project? 3.Project partners. What will be their contribution to the project? 4.Communication with the partners – how will it be organised? Do you foresee transnational project meetings? What will be the purpose of these meetings? Who will be the participants? 5.Most relevant topics addressed by the project – connected with the priorities of Erasmus + programme and priorities o of KA2 (Erasmus + Programme Guide). 6.Planned project results – expected results during the project and on its completion. Provide a detailed description of project results.
Application form section (E) Section E– Preparation: what will be done before the project activities (needs analyses, distribution of partner tasks, establishment of a working group) E.1. Project management 1)How will proper budget control be ensured? 2)How will quality of the project`s activities and results be monitored? Whether any evaluation and monitoring activities are foreseen? 3)Measures to handle possible risks? 4)Activities and indicators of achievement (quantitative and qualitative)
Section F – Project implementation: Description of the activities – the project application includes all the project phases: preparation, implementation, follow-up, dissemination); the work programme is clearly defined, realistic and relevant to the objectives of the project and reaching project results. Application form section (F)
F.2. Project Activities Intellectual Output This section is filled only then if your partnership is planning development of the Intellectual Output that has a significant impact contribution in terms of potential impact and transferability (e.g. new curricula, pedagogical materials, IT tools); Application form section (F)
Multiplier events National and transnational conferences/seminars/events/ aimed at sharing and disseminating the intellectual outputs realised by the project; support for organising multiplier events can only be received if a project has foreseen the development of Intellectual Output;
Application form section (F) Learning/ Teaching/Training Activities information about the types of mobilities is available in Erasmus+ Programme Guide 2014 on page 98; each of the activity (mobility) has to be described in detail giving information on the added value of these learning, teaching and training activities;
Learning/ Teaching/Training Activities Short-term exchanges of groups of pupils (5 days to 2 months) Long-term study mobility of pupils (2 to 12 months) Long-term teaching or training assignments ( 2 to 12 months) Short-term joint staff training events (5 days to 2 months) 2015.07.03.
Section G – Follow-up Impact on: -the participants, participating organisations, target groups; -Local, regional, national, European, international level * Project results can be potentially transferred to others * How the impact will be measured? Application form section (G)
Dissemination and use of project results -Project results are transferrable to other target groups; -Appropriate methods and tools will be used for dissemination; -Planned activities will ensure optimal use of results at different levels -Each participating organisation has adequate resources available -Examples of dissemination activities are provided in Erasmus + Programme Guide 2014, p. 248. Application form section (G)
Sustainability What are the activities and results that are planned to be maintained after the end of the EU funding including the needed resources to sustain them? 2015.07.03.
Section H – Budget The proposed funding model consists of items from which applicants will choose according to the activities they want to undertake and the results they want to achieve. Application form section (H)
Section I – project summary (in the working language and in English) -Summary of participating organisations -Budget summary Section J– technical eligibility checklist Section K – Data protection Notice Section L– Declaration of Honour- has to be printed, signed by legal representative and attached to the application form Application form section (I-K)
Application form sections (L-O) Section M – Annexes: 1)A scanned copy of signed Declaration of Honour 2)Mandate letter from each participating partner (except school-to school partnerships) – template will be available; 3)Timeline of for the project activities – template available Section N– Submission on-line (!) Applicant organisation submits the application form to the National Agency of the country in which the organisation is established
Award Criteria Maximum 100 points 4 evaluation criteria 1)Relevance of the project (maximum 30 points), 2)Quality of the project design and implementation (maximum 20 points), 3)Quality of the project team and the cooperation arrangements (maximum 20 points), 4)Impact and dissemination (maximum 30 points). 5)To be considered for funding, proposals must score at least 60 points 6)and they must score at least half of the maximum points in each of the categories of award criteria
Working group themes Interdisciplinary teaching and learning approaches, methods & facilities. Linking studies to real life: awareness of local community, EU and world issues. Transnational entrepreneurship classroom Interdisciplinary education and entrepreneurship: crafts, arts, design, theatre & music. Entrepreneurship: tourism, travelling, hospitality, designing souvenirs & foreign languages. Entrepreneurship: ecology, natural sciences, technics, electronics & foreign languages. Blended (face-to-face + virtual) learning for entrepreneurship and creativity. Young enterprise: school – business – community partnership. Creativity and entrepreneurship skills in vocational studies. Social entrepreneurship.
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