Erasmus Plus Key Action (KA1) – Learning Mobility of Individuals
Answer: The process of writing up a proposal and filling up an application form can be a bit frustrating, but the following steps will support you. Of course the “Emphasys Team” is available for anything that you might require!
Step 1: Identify your organization’s needs – European Development Plan
It is important to identify your organisation’s needs in terms of quality development and internationalization, as well as your plans for improvement. You have to identify the main areas for improvement (for example management competences, staff competences, new teaching methods or tools, European dimension, language competences, curriculum, the organisation of teaching and learning). All the above will help you to fill in the application form which can be found at your National Agency or at the official website of Erasmus+.
Step 2: Find an interesting course for you
According to the needs of your organization you will select the course that will assist your staff to acquire the appropriate competences and skills for quality improvement. Our team has prepared a challenging list of courses which is constantly updated and enriched.The areas covered are: European Issues, Information Technology, Health Education, Special Education and Teacher Education. Please inform us about your choice and reserve your place now. Your participation can be confirmed once you get a positive reply by your National Agency.
Step 3: Check with your National Agency for practical details
You will find your National Agency here: http://ec.europa.eu/education/tools/national_agencies_en.htm.
Your National Agency can provide you with information in your language. In most cases National Agencies will have helpful instructions for participating in ERASMUS+ on their website. You will also have to submit your application to your National Agency.
Step 4: Download an application form
At this stage you have to download the application from your National Agency website and prepare a proposal under the Key Action 1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals. If this is the first time you preparing a proposal and filling up an application form, it can take a bit of time to familiarize yourself with its format, the terms used and the procedure. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS FOR STAFF MOBILITY IS THE 4TH OF MARCH 2015. If your organization does not apply, you’ll have to wait until next year for grant approval. In case you need any help get in touch with the “Emphasys Team” (email@example.com) or on Skype (emphasys.centre).
Step 5: Obtain a PIC number by registering on ECAS
It is essential for all organisations that apply for ERASMUS+ funding to obtain a Personal Identification Code (PIC). Thus you have to register in the EU Participant Portal to get it. You can apply here: European Commission Authentication Service.
The video instructions at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jkLGRAEaDo#t=57 will help you with your registration. Alternatively, check for instructions on your National Agency’s website.
Step 6: Prepare to submit your application to your National Agency
All application forms will be obtained by your National Agency. Please make sure that the completed e-form is for KA1 – Learning Mobility. There are several forms, so make sure that you select the appropriate one for your organisation and status (e.g. learning mobility for staff-school education). Please note that the application has to be filled out by the school, not by individual teachers according to the European Development Plan. Each school can apply for more than one teacher for the project plan of 1 or 2 years. There is no need to specify the training dates at this stage. If you need help do not hesitate to contact us.
Step 7: Time to wait! How about exploring KA2 – Strategic Partnerships?
Once your proposal has been submitted you have to wait for the results of your National Agency. Each country announces the results at different times, but it is expected that by the end of June 2015 all results for KA1 will be announced.
If you are in a creative mood, there is time to explore the possibility of participating in a KA 2 – Strategic Partnership proposal in the field of education, training and youth. The “Emphasys Team” can assist you with this idea. Check our website (www.emphasyscentre.com), our Facebook Page or send us an email with your interests, needs and challenges (firstname.lastname@example.org) .
Step 8: Confirm your participation and plan ahead
When you receive positive feedback from your agency, please let us know so we can confirm your participation at your chosen course, country and date. The “Emphasys Team” is available to organize the practicalities of your learning experience in the countries where the courses are offered. So there is nothing to worry about accommodation, travelling, events, activities and cultural trips.
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