Erasmus+ and the Importance of Management and Dissemination

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Over the lifetime of an Erasmus+ project, organisations may typically carry out a broad range of activities. From traditional activities to more creative and innovative activities, organisations have the flexibility to choose the best combination that contributes to reaching the project’s objectives in relation to its scope and in proportion to the capacities of the partnership. For example:

Project Management  

This involves activities that are necessary to ensure the adequate planning, implementation and follow-up of projects, including smooth and efficient collaboration between project partners. During this phase, activities typically include organisational and administrative tasks, virtual meetings among partners, preparation of communication materials, preparation and follow-up of participants taking part in activities, etc.     

Implementation Activities 

This can include networking events, meetings, working sessions to exchange practices and to develop results. These activities may also involve the participation of staff and learners (provided that their participation contributes to the achievement of project objectives). 

Sharing and Promotional Activities  

The organisation of conferences, sessions and events aimed at sharing, explaining and promoting the results of the project, whether they are in the form of tangible results, conclusions, good practices or any other form.     

Contribution of the Action In Achieving Policy Priorities 

On an annual basis, the European Commission sets common priorities and objectives to be pursued at the level of the Erasmus+ Programme in different fields of education, training, youth and sport. Therefore, apart from developing capacities of organisations involved in the project, partnerships for cooperation aim at contributing using their results toward achieving the priorities. 

Formulating Project Proposals 

Projects are therefore requested to frame their work in relation to one or more of these priorities and to select them at the application stage. When formulating project proposals, it is also recommended to consult the results produced by previously funded projects based on similar priorities.  This ensures consistency and avoids duplication, as well as progressively building on existing results and contributing to the joint development of the different fields. Useful information about funded projects can be found in the Erasmus+ Project Results Platform. 

In addition, to better link European priorities with specific needs at a national level, Erasmus+ National Agencies have the potential to identify one or more of these European priorities as particularly relevant in their national context.  This is to encourage organisations to focus their contributions in these selected areas in a given year.  

For more information on Erasmus+ management and dissemination, talk to a member of the TravelEdventures team here.