On 28 April 2021, EARLALL organised a training course on the new Erasmus+ programme for its member regions’ staff dealing with vocational education and training (VET) and adult learning and education (ALE) both at administration and teaching levels. Around 50 participants coming from the Basque Country, Baden-Württemberg, Catalonia, Tuscany, Asturias, Rhineland-Palatinate, Trento, Västra Götaland, Vidin, and Borås, took part in the event.
With the title “Erasmus+ What is in it for you?,” the course was led by four different speakers with complementary expertise: Suzanne Jenner (Swedish Erasmus+ National Agency), Noelia Cantero (Director of EARLALL), Andrea Bernert-Bürkle (Head of EU Project Unit, vhs Baden-Württemberg), Camilla Winter (International Project Coordinator, Borås City Council – Adult Education) and Maria Pascual (Project Manager, Department of Education, Government of Catalonia).
Ms. Cantero introduced the session followed by a presentation from Ms. Jenner, who showed the different possibilities available within the new Erasmus+ programme 2021-2027. She was followed by Ms. Winter and Ms. Pascual, who presented the steps that need to be taken before writing a project proposal. Then, participants were split into breakout rooms where they had the opportunity to interact with each other and with the workshop speakers. The topics raised during this exchange were the challenges faced by the organisations, the interest of working at European level and the different priorities within the Erasmus+ programme. After insightful discussions with the participants, Ms. Cantero and Ms. Bürkle introduced them into the process of writing a successful project proposal. The morning finished with the examples of successful projects and quick tips from each of the speakers.