Upcoming Erasmus+ workshop in Wales for the Youth sector (7 March, Cardiff )
A free Erasmus + workshop (youth chapter) is taking place on 7th March, at 2pm at the Future Inn, Cardiff.
This workshop is being jointly organised by Connect Cymru and the British Council, to give groups and organisations from the youth sector practical information about the new Erasmus+ programme.
In addition, participants will be able to hear from young people who have taken part in EU youth exchanges and volunteering projects in the past as well as exchange ideas and address common issues with colleagues.
To register, please click here.
London hosts EU Citizens dialogue - video now live!
On 10 February, London was host to the EU Commission Citizens' Dialogue event which provided an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions and provide feedback directly to EU politicians about their rights, the kind of Europe they want to live in, and expectations for the future of European Union.
This event was one of a series of events being held in cities in every EU country as part of the 2013 European Year of Citizens.
To view the video, please go to http://ec.europa.eu/avservices/video/player.cfm?ref=I078452&sitelang=en
New Europe for Citizens programme - Deadline postponed
Information about the grants available under the new EU funding programme 'Europe for Citizens' have been published as well as the deadlines and application form.
The new funding programme will be divided into the following actions:
1.Democratic engagement and civil participation:
- Town twinning activities
-Network of twinned towns
-civil society projects
2. European remembrance
Please note that the first deadline of 1 March has been postponed according to the date of the adoption of the "Europe for citizens Programme 2014-2020".
For more information, please visit http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/europe-for-citizens_en
The European Parliament elections: why vote?
The European Parliament has published a series of leaflets and short video clips explaining key issues the EU is dealing with and how it benefits us at local level: fighting unemployment, fighting climate change, defending human rights around the world...
The aim is to show that by voting in the European Parliament elections, people can make a difference and influence decisions that have an impact on their daily lives.
To view the video clips, please go to
To order you free leaflets please contact Lorena on 01267 242369 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Europe information workshops
A series of information workshops are being organised by the interim culture agency, British Council in preparation for the upcoming deadlines.
The workshops will give an overview of the 'Creative Europe', the new EU funding programme in the cultural field, its objectives and various grants available as well as give participants the chance to ask questions during the session's Q&A.
Each seminar will have a focus on the Cooperation Projects which have a deadline of 5th March 2014.
To register for the Cardiff one-to-one session on Friday 7th February ( 1.00-4.00) please click here.
There are also application workshops planned. These include good practice examples from previous succesful projects.
To register your interest to attend an applications workshop in Cardiff, on Monday 17th February, please click here.
Pease note, this date is to be confirmed depending on the level of interest.
Llandovery youngsters shine at festival in Brittany
A group of young people from Towy Youth Theatre and Llandovery College choir, attended the Salon du Livre, an Arts Festival which takes place annually in Pluguffan, Llandovery’s twin town in Brittany. This visit is the latest of a series of exchanges and activities coordinated by Llandovery Twinning Association.
To find out more about Llandovery's exciting activities and the other Town Twinning Associations in Carmarthenshire, please click here or contact Lorena.
Erasmus + online training sessions launched
The British Council and Ecorys, the joint UK National Agency for Erasmus + - the new EU funding programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport has launched a series of online training sessions throughout January, February and March.
The webinars are aimed at potential applicant organisations in readiness for the first round of deadlines.
There are sessions for youth organisations, adult education organisations, vocational education and training organisations as well as local authorities, schools and higher education institutions.
For more information and to register, please visit http://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/webinars
Wales is growing…Get growing with us!
Grow Your Own in a Year Gardening Course led by experienced growers will provide you with the skills you need to start growing your own edible garden of delicious fruit & veg.
Held at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, in just 1 day a month (either a Sat or a Wed) you will learn what to do in your garden that month and learn the secrets of successful growing.
Starting February 2014, 10am-4:30pm on Saturday OR Wedneday
Don’t forget you can spend the rest of your day exploring the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
For more information or to book onto these courses visit www.growingthefuture.co.uk or phone 01558 667100
Free EU desktop calendars
The European Commission Representation in London has published a colourful desktop calendar showing some of the activities and events they organise in the UK.
To order, please contact Lorena, on 01267 242369 or at email@example.com