This training course is addressed to individuals and organisations who want to make their school more international with the help of EU funding. It aims to provide European teachers and trainers with specific knowledge, skills, tools and instruments needed to write successful project proposals and effectively manage Erasmus+ projects. In the workshop first networks will be built and concrete applications started.
It covers information about Erasmus+ KA1 and KA2 project application and management including ECVET.
- 6th – 10th July 2020
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
This training course will support the participants in gaining the necessary knowledge, skills and competences to apply for and manage successfully Erasmus+ projects. By the end of the course, every participant will have produced a first comprehensive draft of an Erasmus+ project in the original application form.
Concrete learning outcomes are:
- Clear idea about the relevance of internationalization and internationalization strategies including design of an internationalization plan
- Knowledge about the structure of the Erasmus+ programme and its funding options
- Finding and understanding Calls of Proposals
- Understanding of all project related documents
- Formulating concrete ideas, summarizing aims and objectives and writing structured KA1 applications
- Understanding the ECVET principles, being able to formulate learning outcomes and units and evaluating them
- Knowing project life cycles and being able to manage all parts of a project
- Being able to manage the content and the finances of KA1 projects effectively
- Understanding priorities and formulating concrete ideas for and writing structured KA1 applications
- Being able to define relevant intellectual outputs
- Know-how to plan a realistic project budget and understand how to manage it
- Being able to manage KA2 projects effectively
- Arrival in Leipzig
- Introduction into the programme
- Getting to know each other
- Expectations of the participants
- Internationalisation: Exchange about possible strategies and formulating an Internationalisation plan
- Outline of the Erasmus+ programme
Sociocultural activity: Guided walk through Leipzig City Center, see the market place with the old city hall, the famous churches St. Nikolai where the Peaceful Revolution started and St. Thomas, where the composer J.S. Bach worked for more than 30 years, Mädler Mall with Auerbachs Cellar etc.
Optional dinner at Leipzig Drallewatsch – an old Saxon term for ‘really having fun’ or ‘letting your hair down’. It is a good mixture of gastronomic history, scene meeting point and cultural tradition.
- Collection of ideas for mobility programmes and summing them up
- Concretising aims and objectives
- Step by step through the KA1 application
- The project is approved – and then? The KA1 project life cycle
- The preparation phase: Selection and preparation of beneficiaries
- Introduction to ECVET: Formulating learning outcomes and designing a learning agreement
- Implementation: Monitoring, evaluation and dissemination
- Final reporting and valorisation
Sociocultural activity: Depending on the time of the year there are different options, e.g. Leipzig from the waterside (discover Plagwitz, the former industrial quarter which turned into an arts scene), visit the Battle of Nations Monument or the BMW production facilities.
- Formulating relevant ideas, coherent with the Call of Proposals and EU priorities
- Concretising aims and objectives
- Defining potential intellectual outcomes
- Step by step through the KA2 application
- Financial management: the KA2 budget and its categories, budget creation and follow-up
- Effective project management: Draft a management plan (content related management, evaluation and dissemination strategies)
- Questions and answers- finalization of the workshop
- Course evaluation
- Certification & farewell
As in all our training activities, Wisamar focusses on an active and practical learning experience which the participants can directly transfer to and implement in their daily practice.
The training contents are divided in four parts:
- Introduction into the topic and theoretical background
- User-friendly explanations and practicing (individually and in small groups)
- Reflection on how to apply the learning contents in the own workplace
- Follow-up aft.er the end of the course.
In addition to an active and practice-oriented approach during the training, we foster an exchange of experiences and know-how among the participants so that learning becomes a mutual experience, inspiring for all participants.
The comprehensive course materials will serve as a manual for KA1 and KA2 applications. In addition we give support via email also after the course when needed.
€ 350 : This fee includes: Registration and tuition including all course materials and certificate of attendance with learning outcomes. The Europass Mobility can be issued upon request without extra costs.
Welcome pack with information about Leipzig guided tour and additional cultural activity including entrance fees
° Discounts are given when min. 3 persons register together
- We are a certified, non-profit education provider. As certified education provider our quality management system is reviewd on an annual basis.
- We received several awards for high-quality projects, the last one in 2016 by the German National Agency for excellent Mobility according to ECVET principles
- We successfully managed the past years more than 300 incoming and outgoing mobility projects
- We serve as official regional mobility consultant for the German National Agency
- As consultant we were involved in the EU Campaigns “Youth on the Move” and “We mean business” in addition to several regional events by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Chamber of Crafts
- Projects with us as partner and coordinator have received several best practice awards
- KA2: Since the start of the Erasmus+ programme in 2014 we were involved in 15 KA2 projects. Two of them were coordinated by us, the first one is already finalized successfully so that we are aware of all relevant management aspects from the application until the project conclusion.
In addition, we were very actively involved in the Lifelong Learning Programme and other EU Programmes such as Daphne, AMIF and Europe for Citizens, both as coordinator and partner. Thanks to our high reputation we were already invited by several institutions, e.g. the Federal Ministry of Education, Family and Sports Baden-Württemberg, the German National Agency and others to present results of our work.
Thanks to our longstanding experience we have a wide partner network in all programme countries.