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MOOC on Erasmus+ Funding Opportunities for Youth

Find out more about the MOOC on Erasmus + KA1 and KA3.

Among its top priorities, the SALTO-YOUTH Participation Resource Centre strives to make the Erasmus+ Programme more inclusive and accessible to all youth workers and young people. For this reason, SALTO-YOUTH Participation RC has developed and coordinated, in cooperation with several Erasmus+ National Agencies an innovative and attractive online training programme called the “Massive Open Online Course on Erasmus+ Youth in Action- Funding Opportunities for Youth”. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aims for unlimited participation and provides interactive course materials such as videos, online forums, quizzes, reading lists and publication references. In addition to this, MOOC provides an opportunity for users to create networks and build partnerships among participants.

The next MOOC edition is planned to happen in the second semester 2017. 

The structure and resources of the MOOC

The MOOC is structured into 6 thematic modules:

Each module is structured into 7-9 sessions offering different interactive learning content online, which is uploaded to the Canvas.net MOOC hosting platform. Participants learnt through animated videos, pre-recorded video interviews, videos from projects and educational texts. All the videos developed within the framework of this MOOC are still available on the MOOC on Erasmus+

The estimated course commitment is around 3-4 hours per week, for 5 weeks. The feedback was extremely positive.

“All the sections were useful, but for me Structured Dialogue was the true discovery. And now I'm aware of the great opportunities under KA3”, Bohdan Prokhorov

"This course it has been my first Erasmus+ experience. I feel more confident about funding opportunities, but above all, about Erasmus + program in general.”, Miquel Sabaté

"A really good training, fantastic organization, perfectly arranged.” Ana Isabel Rodríguez Contreras

“I'm really excited that I did this course because I learnt a lot of specifics information about erasmus+ programme and now I'm ready to write my project!!”, Rossella chiovaro

For most participants, the MOOC helped them better understand why and how the programme has been developed and it gave them the ideas and motivation to go forwards and put their new knowledge into practice.

The target group

The target group of the MOOC are project manager, youth worker, youth leaders, anybody interested in Erasmus+ opportunities for Youth field coming from Erasmus+ Programme and Partner countries.

The trainers

Laimonas Ragauskas

Laimonas lives in Vilnius, Lithuania and works as a facilitator in the area of non-formal learning and training for various youth work organisations as well as local and European institutions.

Nerijus Kriauciunas

Born in Lithuania, Nerijus has lived in Zurich, Switzerland; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Barcelona, Spain; and Yogyakarta, Indonesia; and is now living in Vilnius, Lithuania. He works as freelancer delivering coaching and training in the youth work field at local and European

Where and when?

The MOOC in a online course so you learn wherever you want! A fourth edition will take place in the second semester 2017. Stay tuned! Leave your email here to get informed about the launch of the next edition of this MOOC

The third edition of the MOOC on Erasmus+ Funding Opportunities for Youth

In order to support the Structured Dialogue Process and improve the quality of KA3 projects, SALTO Youth Participation RC in cooperation with E+ National Agencies from Italy, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, and Iceland added a new module in the MOOC focusing on the KA3 Structured Dialogue projects.

Two facilitators, Laimonas Ragauskas, Nerijus Kriauciunas were contracted to facilitate the development, implementation and reporting of this edition. One expert, Wout Van Caimere, provided input when developing content of this module. In total 3183 participants enrolled into this course, of which 611 (19%1) completed the minimum required modules and received their Youthpass Certificate.

View the infographic of 3rd edition of the MOOC on Erasmus+ Youth in Action

Download the report of 3rd edition of the MOOC on Erasmus+ Youth in Action

The second edition of the MOOC on Erasmus+ Funding Opportunities for Youth

Given this success of the first edition, and the high number of participants, the SALTO-YOUTH Participation Resource Centre, in cooperation with the Erasmus+ National Agencies of Belgium (FR), France, Hungary, Iceland, the Republic of Ireland and Poland decided to re-launch the MOOC. The second edition took place from 2nd to 29th November 2015.

In total, 4,022 participants enrolled into this second course. 722 (18%) of them completed the minimum required modules and received their Youthpass Certificate. Once again, the majority of participants came from Erasmus+ Programme (82%) and Partner countries (17%).

View the infographic of 2nd edition of the MOOC on Erasmus+ Youth in Action

Download the report of 2nd edition of the MOOC on Erasmus+ Youth in Action

The first edition of the MOOC on Erasmus+ Funding Opportunities for Youth

In cooperation with Erasmus+ YiA National Agencies from Belgium (FR), France, Hungary, Iceland, the Republic of Ireland, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, the first edition was launched on 4 May and ended on 1 June 2015. The two first editions were structured into 5 modules including a general overview of E+ Programme, the KA1 and the application procedures.

Three facilitators, Laimonas Ragauskas, Pieter Jan Uyttersprot and Nerijus Kriauciunas, were contracted to design, develop and facilitate this online course, in cooperation with the SALTO Participation Resource centre and the Partner Erasmus+ National Agencies. The objectives of the MOOC on Erasmus+ Funding Opportunities for Youth were to learn about the philosophy of Erasmus+, to prepare and to develop a project, matching formal and minimum quality requirements, and to create space for networking and building up knowledge about Erasmus+.

In total, 3,714 participants enrolled for this first edition. 614 (17%) of them completed the minimum required modules and received their Youthpass Certificate.

View the infographic of 1st edition of the MOOC on Erasmus+ Youth in Action

Download the report of 1st edition of the MOOC on Erasmus+ Youth in Action

Comments - Add your comment!

Arek Tomaszek, 16.02.17 14:05

<3!

I participated in one course!
It was amazing experience.
Greetings from Poland!

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