Visits & Exchanges
Visits & Exchanges
Visits & Exchanges grants help individuals involved in adult education exchange best practice with their European counterparts.
What can you do?
Complete a period of work shadowing. Spend up to 3 months working with a professional in an adult education organisation to enhance your professional development.
Attend a conference or seminar. Exchange best practice with professionals in your sector to develop your existing skills.
Who can apply?
Individuals involved in adult education provision can apply. This might be formal or in-formal learning or as volunteer staff. You might be:
- A teacher or trainer in adult education.
- Managerial or administrative staff from an adult education provider.
- A member of staff working with adults with special learning needs.
Individuals that are planning on, or returning, to work in adult education can also apply. You might be:
- A former teacher in adult education.
- Recently qualified in a subject that will lead to a career in adult education.
- Working in another field and can clearly show your plans to work in adult education.
- Rolling deadline: apply 12 weeks before your training activity and before the 17 September 2013.
- Visits can last from 1 day to 12 weeks in a participating country.
- Attending a conference: You will need to identify a conference or seminar from the European course database or through your own contacts.
- Work Shadowing: You will need to identify a suitable job shadow through your own network.
Funding is available to cover your conference/seminar fee (if applicable) as well as:
- Travel costs
- Cultural and linguistic preparation
- Special assistance based on the needs of the individual
If you are not sure if Visits & Exchanges funding is right for you why not call our helpline and have a chat with a member of the Grundtvig team on 0845 199 1919, or email email@example.com.
Stanley Miller, from the Third Age Trust, received 2011 Visits & Exchanges funding to attend and speak at the 'Voluntary Work and the Third Age' symposium:
"By undertaking this visit I was enabled to make a continuing contribution to the development of Lifelong Learning and to international understanding in the context of the European Year of Volunteering."
Read more about Stanley's Visits & Exchanges experience on our blog: www.llpukecorys.com