Erasmus + at University of Ulster

To all staff at the University.  For information only.
Please do not reply directly to this message.

WORKSHOP: “ERASMUS+ – WHAT’S IN IT FOR ULSTER?”

Coleraine campus:    Tuesday 2 December, Room C001, 1415 – 1615
Jordanstown campus:  Wednesday 3 December, Room 4F03, 1415 – 1615

Dr John Reilly, Bologna Expert, in conjunction with the International
Department and Professor Rory O’Connell, Bologna Expert, will be
presenting a workshop to give an overview of the funding opportunities
available through Erasmus+, the new EU programme for education,
training, youth and sport from January 2014.  This workshop will be
particularly relevant to Deans, Heads of School, Departmental Erasmus
Coordinators, Placement Tutors and Academic staff.

Erasmus+ will streamline several existing programme, including Erasmus,
Tempus, Alfa, Erasmus Mundus, Grundtvig and Leonardo, into one single
integrated programme.  Erasmus+, which is due to be fully approved,
is expected to cover 3 Key Actions:

1.    Learning Mobility of Individuals – to include
*  Student credit mobility
*  Staff mobility
*  Student degree mobility – joint degrees
*  Student degree mobility – loan guarantee
2.    Cooperation for Innovation and Good Practice – to include:
*  Strategic partnerships
*  Knowledge alliances
*  Capacity building partnerships
3.    Support for Policy Reform
Many aspects of the Lifelong Learning Programme, which will cease at the
end of 2013, will continue under Erasmus+.  However, a range of new
opportunities, which will be of interest to Ulster, will be available.

Commission Officials from DG Education and Culture have recently indicated
that the first call for proposals under the Erasmus+ programme will be
announced in December 2013.

It is very important that you avail of this important opportunity and I
would encourage you to attend.  If you are able to attend one of the two
workshops, please send an email to Clare Armour (c.armour@ulster.ac.uk)
by Friday 22 November 2013 with the following details:

Your name
Your telephone extension
The campus on which you plan to attend:
Coleraine (2 December)
Jordanstown (3 December)

For more information about Erasmus+, please look at http://www.erasmusplus.org.
I look forward to full attendance from all those working on Erasmus
initiatives. It will be a great opportunity to have the most up to date
information on Erasmus opportunities in the future.

With best wishes

Professor Anne Moran OBE
Pro- Vice-Chancellor, (Educational Partnerships and International Affairs).