Face and Erasmus +
Working on international projects such as this one, encourages students to take a far more active part in their school day and subjects, meaning that the chance of them dropping out of the system is minimized. Instead of concentrating purely on academic prestige, they can reveal another side of themselves in which they can communicate without having to feel that everything is an exam situation. This often encourages hidden skills and talents within each individual, particularly those who struggle within what they feel are the rigid school ‘walls’ of their world.
About Erasmus +
Erasmus+, or Erasmus Plus, is the new programme combining all the EU's current schemes for education, training, youth and sport, which was started in January 2014.
Erasmus+ replaces several previous EU programmes, covering all sectors of education:
- The Lifelong Learning Programme, which had four sub-programmes:
- Erasmus (higher education)
- Leonardo da Vinci (vocational education)
- Comenius (school education)
- Grundtvig (adult education)
- Youth in Action
- Five international programmes:
- Erasmus Mundus
- The programme for cooperation with industrialised countries
For the first time, Erasmus+ also offers EU support for sport, particularly at grassroots' level.
The Programme is open to students, apprentices, teachers, lecturers, young people, volunteers, youth workers and people working in grassroots' sport. Approximately two-thirds of the budget is allocated to learning opportunities abroad for individuals, within the EU and beyond; the remainder will support partnerships between educational institutions, youth organisations, businesses, local and regional authorities and NGOs, as well as reforms to modernise education, training and youth systems.