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1 Key Action 1: Learning mobility of individuals KA1 - Mobility Projects for School Education

2  Duration - From 2 days to 2 months (excluding travel time)  Open to: - School Education staff including those working with schools in their capacity as school psychologists, Guidance counsellors etc. Staff Mobility

3  Is linked to a European Development Plan  Each mobility activity is: - framed within a strategic approach of the participating organisations (aimed at modernising and internationalising their mission); - responds to clearly identified staff development needs and is accompanied by appropriate selection, preparation and follow-up measures; -ensures that the learning outcomes of participating staff are properly recognised and ensures that the learning outcomes are disseminated and widely used within the organisation.

4 Staff Mobility  Teaching/training assignments: - allows staff of schools to teach at a partner school abroad;  Staff training: - supports the professional development of school staff in the form of courses undertaken or a job shadowing/observation period abroad in a school or educational establishment

5 A mobility project will consist of: Preparation (including practical arrangements, selection of participants, set up of agreements with partners and participants, linguistic/intercultural/task-related preparation of participants before departure); - Implementation of the mobility activities; - Follow-up (including the evaluation of the activities, the formal recognition - where applicable - of the learning outcomes of participants during the activity and dissemination and use of the project's outcomes).

6 Results of a mobility project: -increases the capacities, attractiveness and international dimension of schools so that they are able to offer activities and programmes that better respond to the needs of pupils and staff -reinforces synergies and transitions between education, training and work -ensures a better recognition of competences gained through the learning periods abroad. -supports the professional development of those who work in education

7 General Eligibility Criteria

8 What organisations are eligible to participate in KA1 for School Education ?  Sending organisations may be  Schools – designated by the Department of Education  Regional Authorities involved in School Education – designated by DES Receiving organisations may be  Schools /any public or private organisation active in the in the field of School Education.

9 Who can apply?  A school sending teachers /staff abroad ( as per the list of schools approved by DES)  The coordinator of a National Education Consortium. ( as per list of bodies approved by DES as Regional School Authorities ) The application must also include two schools which must have an organisational link to the organisation acting as consortium coordinator. * Individuals cannot apply directly for a grant.

10 Eligible Activities  A School Education mobility project must comprise one or more of the following activities: -Teaching assignments abroad -Job- shadowing abroad -Staff training abroad

11 Number of participating organisations  A mobility activity is transnational and involves minimum two participating organisations (at least one sending and at least one receiving organisation) from different countries.  For a Consortium application, all members of the Consortium must be from the same Programme Country and need to be identified at the time of applying for a grant. A consortium must comprise two schools as well as the applicant organisation.

12 Duration of project  1 or 2 years.  Duration must be chosen at application stage and must be based on the objective of the project and on the type of activities planned over time.

13 Other criteria A school or National consortium can apply only once per selection round. However, a school may be part of different consortia with different project activities, and a Regional School Authority may coordinate several different consortia applying at the same time.

14 Summary Minimum two partners If Consortium – at least two schools in addition to applicant consortium Mobility duration: Staff: 2 days – 2 months excluding travel times One application to include one or more of Teaching assignments Staff training – courses/ job shadowing Project duration: 1 / 2 years One application per school or consortium Deadline for application: Wednesday 4 th March 11 a.m. Irish time

15 Evaluation is based on Award Criteria -Relevance of the project (max 30 points) -Quality of the project design and implementation (maximum 40 points) -Impact and dissemination (max 30 points) -Applications must score at least half of the maximum points in each of the above categories -In addition, proposals must score at least 60 points to be considered eligible for funding.

16 Evaluation is based on Award Criteria -Relevance of the project (max 30 points) -Relevance of the proposal to -the objectives of the Action -The needs and objectives of the participating organisations and of the individual participants - The extent to which the proposal is suitable to: – producing high – quality learning outcomes for participants – Reinforcing the capacities and international scope of the participating organisations

17 Evaluation is based on Award Criteria Quality of the project design (max 40 Points) Clarity of the project proposal Consistency between activities and objectives Quality of European Development Plan Selection process Practical arrangements and preparation Recognition and validation

18 Evaluation is based on Award Criteria Impact and dissemination ( max 30 Points ) - the quality of measures for evaluating outcomes. The potential impact on participants and the organisation. The potential impact outside the organisation. The quality of measures for dissemination.

19 KA1 – School Education Stats 2014 Applications received87 Duplicate entries18 Technically ineligible6 Withdrawn1 Quality assessed62

20 KA1 School Education Stats 2014 Projects approved 21 (1 withdrew) Highest Grant €120, 830 Lowest Grant € 3,380 Average Grant € 21,000 Overall funding allocated €420,860

21 Contact ActionAgencyContact Points Key Action 1 Learning Mobility of Individuals School Education Léargas Eva Creely

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