What is Good Practice in Erasmus+ Projects?

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Best Practice Meanings 

Organisations define the term “best practice” differently. For some, best practice refers to a consistent way of doing something, for example, developing a project’s schedule. For others, best practice simply means ensuring that everyone in the project management function uses the same templates and methodology.  

Good Practice in Terms of Erasmus+ 

In terms of Erasmus, when implementation of a project is seen as effective and efficient and it lays the foundations for the continuation of the project, the term is “Good Practice,” it’s still similar to other organisations’ best practice.  Good Practice is awarded by the Erasmus+ National Agency in question to projects that have been particularly well managed and could therefore be a source of inspiration to others. 

The Evaluation Criteria 

Evaluation is based on three main criteria :  

  • The relevance between project results and its objectives. 
  • The overall quality of project management and its implementation. 
  • The project impacts and results dissemination.

International best practice comprises of efficient techniques, methods, processes or technology.  

Why Best Practices Are Important 

Best practices are important because they help organisations develop highly effective processes to streamline work. Since best practices comprise the best way to do something, implementing them can improve efficiency. 

Best practice means finding and using  the best ways of working to achieve objectives. It involves keeping up to date with the ways that successful organisations operate in your sector and others and measuring your ways of working against those used by the organisation’s leaders. 

You can identify which operational areas will benefit from best practice methods by: 

  • Benchmarking. 
  • Internal analysis. 
  • Reviewing appropriate standards. 

Understanding Innovation and Good Practices 

Innovation and good practices aiming to promote language skills can include, for example, teaching and assessment methods, development of pedagogical material, research, computer assisted language learning and entrepreneurial ventures using foreign languages. 

Innovation may come in the form of slight changes to existing products or services or in the form of a completely new service. The innovation may come from internal sources such as a product development team or be inspired by external forces such as target requests. Use the Erasmus+ project results’ platform to search for Erasmus+ projects in your field, explore projects with exceptional outcomes and stories and find inspiration for your own projects. 

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