WHAT IS ERASMUS+

Erasmus+ is the European Union’s programme for education, training, youth and sport in the European Union. Europe.

The Erasmus+ programme aims to contribute to the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, employment, social equity and integration, as well as the Education and Training 2020 targets, the framework EU education and training strategy.

The programme also aims to promote the sustainable development of its partners in the field of higher education and contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the EU strategy for the youth.

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Specific themes addressed by the programme include

  • Reducing unemployment, especially among young people
  • Promote adult education, in particular in the new skills and abilities required by the labour market
  • Encourage young people to participate in democratic life in Europe
  • Support innovation, collaboration and reform
  • Reducing early school leaving
  • Promote cooperation and mobility with EU partner countries

WHAT ARE Erasmus + programme Key Action 1 (KA1) learning mobilities?

Key Action 1 supports mobility in the education, training and youth sectors and aims to bring long lasting benefits to the participants and the organisations involved.

Students, teachers and all staff  in charge of school education in primary schools, secondary school and higher education (also vocational education and training, schools for adult education and youth) can apply for funding to run mobility projects to offer training and/or teaching opportunities to staff and learners.

The European Parliament has already announced that funds for the next Erasmus+ programme will be tripled to allow more people to participate.

One of the next generation of the Erasmus+ programme is for more young people to participate in the various learning mobility programmes, with measures to remove all economic, social and cultural barriers.

Who can participate?

Students

High school and vocational training centre students may participate from the first year of the course until 12 months after obtaining the diploma or qualification.

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There are two activities covered by the programme:

  • Periods of study abroad in institutions comparable to the home institution
  • Internship period abroad in companies operating in the field of the student’s study path

The activities can be carried out for periods of a minimum of 2 weeks and a maximum of 12 months.

During periods of mobility the student acquires both technical-professional skills specific to the course of study and transversal skills.

Depending on the course of study, the student will improve the operation of the profession they intend to undertake, learning procedures and best practices to excel and make a difference both during the school period and at the end of their studies, thus facilitating their entry into the world of work. Experience abroad is a fundamental requirement to increase professional value and broaden job prospects. Students will learn to be autonomous and self-manage themselves abroad, improving their communication skills in the following languages English. The program fully funds the student’s mobility by covering travel,individual support (board, lodging and local transport during the mobility based on the cost of living in the destination country and the days of stay), special needs and accompanying persons (if adequately motivated), organisational support (expenses for insurance coverage, monitoring of participants, their selection and pedagogical, intercultural and linguistic preparation, validation of learning outcomes, dissemination activities), exceptional costs adequately motivated.

School staff (teachers, managers, administrative and operational staff)

Teaching and non-teaching staff of schools of all levels (from kindergarten to high school, both public and private), vocational training centres and training centres for adults may participate. The activities can be carried out for periods of a minimum of 2 days and a maximum of 2 months.

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School staff can take part in activities of:

  • Job shadowing: offers school staff an opportunity to spend a period abroad in an educational organisation of all levels and levels.
  • Training: support the professional development of staff working in the school sector.
  • Teaching at other European institutions: this activity enables school staff to teach or provide training to a partner organisation abroad.

The programme finances the mobility of teachers and school staff, covering in full the costs of travel, individual support (board, lodging and local transport during the mobility based on the cost of living in the destination country and the days of stay), special needs and accompanying persons (if adequately motivated), organisational support (expenses for insurance coverage, monitoring of participants, their selection and pedagogical, intercultural and linguistic preparation, validation of learning outcomes, dissemination activities), possible course fees, exceptional costs adequately motivated.

WHY CHOOSE ICEP

ICEP s.r.o. -European Institute for the Certification of Personnel- aims to contribute to the mutual recognition of qualifications within Europe through the international certification system which ensures credibility through the recognition and certification of professionals  in the labour market  and / or volunteering. ICEP is also active in the field of Erasmus+ projects design and coordination. ICEP approach is based on networking and cooperation at local and international level, with the aim of exchanging good practices and creating new innovative tools and methodologies to develop useful strategies in the field of education.

Training courses for school staff

ICEP offers training courses targeting schools and trainers with the aim to provide relevant skills to increase the success rate and the quality of project proposals. The courses have a special emphasis on designing experiential learning activity and environment that promote student learning and engagement. Through KA1 mobilities, ICEP provides participants with the best opportunities to travel abroad, receive training and exchange teachers and trainers work experience with foreign colleagues, and visit wonderful cities in Slovakia. During the training courses period in Slovakia, ICEP also organizes cultural and recreational activities to make the mobility experience.

In the framework of courses that can be funded under KA1 School Education Staff and KA1 Adult Education Staff,  we propose the following 5-7 or 14 day courses:

Conflict Management between Teachers

The schools put in place particular types of relationships and, therefore, particular types of conflicts, which are to be considered as one of the most important components to achieve organizational purposes, such as for example of working groups or teams.

Conflict is an inevitable social phenomenon – in some respects, even desirable – that characterizes relationships: some conflicts are created for the maintenance of functioning existing, other conflicts are brought about by change.

In the school context, the relationships between teachers are crucial and it is essential that they are managed proactively, constructively, aimed at the well-being of the teacher himself and oriented towards the student.

School director and members of the school’s administrative staff play a fundamental role in this scenario as part of the context in which the conflict emerges.

Ecology of Relationships in School Context

The central element in promoting learning is promoting relationships: teacher-student relationships, peer-to-peer relationships (both student-student and teacher-teacher), student-school staff; teacher-parents, etc. All the traditional and high-tech resources of education are best understood as different kinds of interfaces for relationships that support learning. The relationships that are established in the school context determine the balance of the context itself: for this reason we should speak of the ecology of relationships, to characterize them as healthy, productive, respectful and sustainable. 

Through the training course, issues related to assertive communication, conflict resolution (involving the teacher himself, but also the conflicts in which the teacher must be a mediator) will be treated.

Coaching Skills for Teachers, School and Adult Education Staff

Counselling is a helping approach that highlights the emotional and intellectual experience of a person: how a person is feeling and what they think about the problem they have sought help for. Teachers can adopt coaching tools and strategies to foster and improve students’ learning process, attainment and emotional intelligence and identify the potentialities for an individual tailored path.

Digital Marketing Basics

A course that will allow its participants to develop the fundamental skills to approach the world of Digital Marketing: a branch of advertising that represents the primary tool for promoting a Business. Digital marketing principles will help participants get their message out and see more success in business or other online endeavors.

European Project Design and Management

European Project Design and management training for school staff, aims at providing a thorough understanding of the EU grants and will allow the participants to acquire the theoretical and practical fundamentals of project management in order to acquire and improve project management skills and increase access to European Funds. The training will offer extensive use of exercises and case studies about all funding opportunities proposed with main focus on Erasmus+ Programme projects.

Intensive English Course for Teachers and School Staff

A dynamic course for teachers who intend to improve their proficiency in a foreign language or become more familiar with innovative methods for teaching in a foreign language classroom.

Please bear in mind that our programmes and courses can be customized according to the groups’ needs in terms of length, dates and topics to be addressed.

ICEP will also provide any form of support to help you in organizing your travel and accommodation, within the budget foreseen by Erasmus Plus.

For requests and information email us to euproject@iceponline.com or call us at +421 905 435 026.

Job Shadowing For Teachers

Job shadowing is an effective form of professional development with many potential benefits for teachers. It gives teachers opportunities to see other teaching practices from a different angle and enriches the process of continuing professional development and expanding their network to a European level. ICEP is able to find the best job shadowing opportunities in Slovakia.

 ICEP can organize job-shadowing activities for teachers in numerous sectors, guided visits to other organizations and companies in order to provide a complete exchange of knowledge, forms of learning and other teaching methods, participation in seminars, cultural activities and touristic visits.

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Specifically, ICEP offers:

  • Relevant and high quality placements through a large network of workplaces
  • Travel arrangements (flights and internal transport)
  • A great social and cultural program for participants
  • Accommodation & meals

For requests and information email us to euproject@iceponline.com or call us at +421 905 435 026.

SCHOOL GROUPS: Student work experience abroad

Erasmus+ encourages young people (Higher education students and Vocational education and training students) to gain work experience internationally, increase their cultural awareness and enhance their employability..

ICEP has great international contacts with enterprises, social enterprises, public bodies, Research institutes, Foundations, schools and educational centres, Non-profit organisations, NGOs and Civil society organisations, professional counselling and career guidance providers, and it helps organise work experience weeks for students to gain invaluable experience in their chosen vocation. School, organisation or institution must apply for funding and the placement choice has to relate to the students’ specific program of learning at school and their personal development needs. Applications can not be made by individuals.

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Specifically, ICEP offers:

  • Relevant and high quality placements through a large network of workplaces
  • Travel arrangements (flights and internal transport)
  • A great social and cultural program for your students if required
  • Professional help with your Erasmus+ application agreements and work documentation (Assistance for Preparation of students application package)
  • Accommodation & meals (Host family, Apartments, Hostels, or Hotel)
  • Language courses in combination with the placement if required

For requests and information email us to euproject@iceponline.com or call us at +421 905 435 026.