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Today, an increasing number of people are long-term unemployed, face discrimination and situations of social exclusion and poverty, or are at risk of socio-economic marginalisation.

The European Union is taking active measures to counter this by helping some of the most vulnerable in society through Erasmus+. Erasmus+ inclusion and diversity priorities also fit into the wider framework of the Europe 2020 Strategy that aims to generate smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in the European Union. EU 2020 has a clear social dimension expressed in its headline target to lift 20 million people out of risk of poverty and social exclusion by 2020.

Inclusion and diversity are important elements of Erasmus+. We believe everybody should have the opportunity to participate in international projects! Léargas supports many strands of Erasmus+ in Ireland. Our main aim is to ensure that inclusion and diversity inform the majority of Erasmus+ projects across the sectors of Youth,

In keeping with our supportive approach to programme management, we will promote Erasmus+ in the context of Inclusion and Diversity. We will support new and returning applicants to our programmes through:

  • communication through social media and subscribed eNewsletters
  • TCA activities
  • local and regional information and training days
  • application clinics
  • project management days

The Inclusion and Diversity Officer’s job is to support organisations to access Erasmus+, develop project ideas with an emphasis on inclusion and diversity, develop trustworthy partnerships, and engage with the programme in a meaningful way.

If you’d like to find out more about how Erasmus+ can enable your work in supporting diversity and inclusion, contact Petar Dukic.

 

We are delighted with the great turn out this morning for the #ErasmusPlus workshop at #EPEA2019 to work on your #prisoneducation #adultlearning ideas and find suitable #partnership for your projects! @epeanews @ipeanews @EPALE_IE

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Case studies of current #ErasmusPlus beneficiaries at #EPEA2019 give you great ideas to organise innovative projects about #prisoneducation and #adultlearning @EPALE_IE @epeanews @ipeanews

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‘How do we build a person’s autonomy when their autonomy & agency has been taken away for so long?’ @SenLynnRuane asking the tough questions at #EPEA2019 @ipeanews @epeanews #adultlearning #prisoneducation @Leargas Retweeted by Léargas

Intro to Past, Present and Future of Prison Education with @NoraFurlong and Alan Smith #EPEA2019 #ErasmusPlus #prisoneducation #IPEA @leargas #adultlearning Retweeted by Léargas

Thrilled to have a full house of eager listeners to Alan Smith on the European Union and #prisoneducation its past, present and future possibilities in EU policy and education programmes #Erasmusplus #EPEA2019 @leargas #adultlearning Retweeted by Léargas

Léargas

Léargas is a not-for-profit organisation that operates under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Léargas manages European, national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, training and youth and community work and has been managing such programmes for over 30 years. Léargas currently has 40 staff based in our Dublin office. Our staff come from Ireland, Poland, France, Croatia, Denmark and Spain and have wide-ranging experience in education, training, community, youth and development work; and in IT and finance. The National Centre for Guidance in Education operates under the aegis of Léargas.
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LéargasFriday, June 14th, 2019 at 3:21am
⚡️Primary Teachers! ⚡️

Fully EPV-credited eTwinning summer course takes place in Wexford Education Centre, July 01 - 05, and is now HALF PRICE for a limited time! This is a face to face course, packed with practical classroom tips and digital resources.
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Do you know what PRIDE means to young people? watch the video and find out more! Follow our social media and hear what young people have to say! https://youtu.be/B8GW9fATmqY

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LéargasThursday, June 13th, 2019 at 9:10pm
📢Teachers! Check out this great professional development opportunity.
Learn how to draw comic books and use
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LéargasThursday, June 13th, 2019 at 8:35pm
Teachers!

Here's a useful resource for post-primary schools to help prevent homophobic and transphobic bullying and support LGBT students.

Being LGBT in school 🏳️‍🌈 ➡️ https://bit.ly/2F8L3qF
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LéargasThursday, June 13th, 2019 at 8:10pm
If you are working in a youth work organisation and you are willing to develop innovative practices for the youth work field, this course might be for you!
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