Erasmus+ is the European Union’s (EU) programme for education, training, youth and sport, with the EU committing £12 billion to the programme between 2014 and 2020. In the UK, the programme is managed by the Erasmus+ UK National Agency, a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK. For more information about funding opportunities visit www.erasmusplus.org.uk, or use the hashtag #epluspeople to see what other projects are doing across the UK.
We are delighted to have been successful in Erasmus+. Mobility made easy project has been driven and shaped by the participation and views of young people together with extensive support from other key youth agencies. one of the main focuses of the EU youth strategy is Youth participation. In order to engage and be part of the European project, young people need more opportunities and channels to voice their interests and views. Having run projects over a similar nature over recent years we are aware of the ongoing needs of the young people including the real need to assist young people in becoming more included in the democratic process.
Mobility Made easy is a project that will deliver 10 days of activities in 15 March - 25 March 2016 including seminars, workshops and discussion based around meetings between 54 young people from United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden and Netherland, plus decision makers from partner countries, representative of a youth worker and national youth agency , with a focus on those from disadvantaged/excluded backgrounds.
To foster and develop a sense of European identity and feeling in young people and young workers. To introduce European-wide key issues through a variety of means (key local youth agencies, politicians and media groups in non-formal education settings) To encouraging young people to come together from different backgrounds and discover ‘Europe’ through guided youth led activities, effective information debates and the development of youth media on a variety of topics.