Re-engaging People with Educational Barriers in Non-Formal and Formal Learning
Seminar / Conference
5-7 June 2016 | Southern Scotland, United Kingdom
for 25 participants
from France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom
and recommended for
Youth workers, School, Vocational Education, and Further Education staff whose role is to foster inclusion through tackling educational barriers, and who are in a position to develop international partnerships on behalf of their organisation or institution.
Working language(s): English
UK National Agency for Erasmus+ (Ecorys UK) (National Agency)
The UK National Agency is a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK
Polish National Agency for Erasmus+ (National Agency)
A 1.5 day cross-sectoral seminar to share practices, develop methods and approaches to target excluded groups, tackle barriers and widen participation in formal and non-formal learning.
This project follows on from the successful Social Inclusion Conference that was hosted by the UK National Agency for Erasmus+ in December 2014 and has been be planned in accordance with the recommendations and outcomes of the ‘Tackling barriers – widening participation’ workshop.
Hosted by the UK National Agency, this seminar focuses on the theme of ‘Re-engaging People with Educational Barriers in Non-Formal and Formal Education’. The principal aim will be to collectively develop methods and approaches to target excluded groups, tackle barriers and widen participation; particularly focusing on young people with learning difficulties, early school leavers, lower qualified persons and young people with poor school performance. We will look to stimulate cross-sectoral cooperation to tackle educational barriers, through the opportunities available in the Erasmus+ programme.
- Stimulate TCA cross-sectoral cooperation between Youth, Vet, Adult Education, and Schools in the reengagement of young people with Educational Barriers.
- Provide space for sharing of good practices particularly looking at each sector’s unique approach
- Conduct analysis of case studies on successful partnerships in projects addressing Educational Barriers projects
- Discuss how such projects can be realised through a European dimension particularly through Erasmus+
- Use recommendations and outputs for further planning and development of the project
Through active attendance participants will:
- Become aware of what support is available through the Erasmus+ programme, and with reference to the Inclusion and Diversity Strategy
- Be inspired by good practices from different sectors and countries
- Take back practical tools and approaches through analysis of case studies, that can be applied or adapted in their local context
- Increase in knowledge of Erasmus+ and how it can be used to engage and support young people with educational barriers
- Be provided with the opportunity to network with cross-sectoral organisations to create new partnerships
Application deadline: 21 March 2016
Date of selection: 18 April 2016
Note: Hungarian applicants are expected to apply on a Hungarian and on an English application form, too.
Hungarian application form, more information and conditions:
This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project - except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.
Contact for questions:
KA2, KA1 programkoordinátor | KA2, KA1 programme coordinator
Család-, Ifjúság- és Népesedéspolitikai Intézet
Institute for Family, Youth and Population Policy
1134 Budapest, Tüzér utca 33-35.
Tel: +36 1 237 6765