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Options of Erasmus training to start now

All Euneos courses in spring 2021 are postponed. The last postponed one was our Midnight Sun course in Inari Lapland Finland. The new date (and the Plan B date) is given here:

  • 6-12 June 2021, Inari Lapland Finland. Midnight Sun course. POSTPONED.
  • 24 – 30 August 2021, Inari Lapland Finland, Northern Lights course. (Plan B: 26 Sept – 2 October 2021, Inari Lapland Finland, Northern Lights course.)

Up to April 2021 the pandemic has kept spreading and causing new waves in Finland, as elsewhere too. The travelling restrictions are still strict in the countries of our venues. However, the amount of corona infections has turned slightly down in Finland in April 2021. Vaccination campaigns are proceeding, and all-European health passport is on its way to improve the situation. There is mild optimism when thinking of courses after the summer.

The EXIT strategy out of pandemic is discussed a lot in Finland. Health experts say that summer 2021 might be as good as summer 2020. This would mean opening of venues for Erasmus+courses in Finland in August. Our Erasmus+ course in Inari Lapland at the end of August might open the autumn season. It would be a fantastic start for our KA1 courses in the centre of indigenous Sámi cultures. Let’s cross our fingers for it!

Euneos board will discuss the issue of Euneos courses 2021 about two months ahead of implementation to see what is realistic. Postponed courses are being replaced by new sessions, see https://www.euneoscourses.eu/courses-2020-2022/

Physical mobilities can be blended with virtual ones (Erasmus+ Guide 2021, p. 95)

  • Lead-in online training unit (16-24 hrs), 160 €
  • Completion to full online course (12-20 hrs), 190 €
  • Blended mobility (48 hrs) : lead-in unit + KA1 course on site 650 €
  • Full online training (36 hrs): lead-in unit + completion unit 350 €

If the on-site part of a blended mobility fails because of emergency, the lead-in component can lead to full online course. There should be nothing that prevents schools to use part of their grant for online training during the pandemic. All online courses above can be funded by the organisational support (350€) of Erasmus+ grant, read what the commission says>>

The new Erasmus+ programme 2021-2027 tells it like it is: ”In addition to physical mobility, all staff mobility activities can be blended with virtual activities.” (Erasmus+ Guide 2021, p. 95)

Those who register for Euneos courses 2021 – 2023 can inform that they are also willing to take an optional online component. Blended courses of Euneos can vary up to the course and trainer. Provided that there are the minimum number of registrants, the online component will be run in the framework of the whole Erasmus+ KA1 course. The course fee of a blended course will be equal to that of a full on-site course.

Euneos teams are experienced to handle big groups from the same school or from a consortium of schools. Euneos trainers can help both on site and online, and our experts can also be invited to travel to any venue. Mail to courses@euneos.eu to consult Euneos admin. If uncertain consult your National Agency. Link to National agencies>> Other funding is possible too. Courses are certified by Euneos FI, the Finnish Erasmus KA1 course provider. Go to registration or mail to courses@euneos.eu!

Please take a look at the list of all courses here to see the status of the courses: 

Euneoscourses 2021 – 23 >>

Supply of online options – explained more in detail

It is possible – to attend courses online according to the NAs by using max 350,00€ / participant on online training. Since July 2020 Euneos has produced a supply of online formats to meet the demand of schools. We can cover the pending mobilities with various options of online training:
– short lead-in online courses,
– completion courses online.
Short courses can lead to blended courses, or – in case of emergency – to full online courses. So, the implementation of pending mobilities is started with a lead-in online course, and finalised either with a KA1 course on site (blended course), or with a full online course. The fee of each option is explained below, and – as you can see – prices are favourable for schools enjoying Erasmus+ funding.

You will soon find out which option suits to you, and Euneos admin can be helpful to you, as always.

If your school is not going to apply for extension for the grant period to attend later courses taking place on a venue, or to attend a blended course consisting of a lead-in course online + course on a venue, then the best option would be to choose a full online course to make use of the grant while it is still valid.

Please check all the current Euneos online course presentations:
Lead-in online training units>>

You will also find the course programmes and planned schedules behind the links.
Online courses will be organized as long as we have the minimum number of participants registered on each session.

Please notice that there will also be full online courses of the same lead-in course topics if there is enough interest on them. So, you may simply start by choosing any lead-in course date, and then after the course is confirmed, we’ll see if there is a need for a full online course as well and agree on the completion course dates with the trainer.

Fees spring 2021:

  • Lead-in online training unit (16h-24h) 160 €
  • Completion online training unit (12h-20h) 190€
  • Blended mobility: lead-in unit 160 € + KA1 course on site (48h) 490 €
  • Full online training: lead-in unit + completion course (36h) 350 €

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Please read also the statement of the Finnish NA about the use of the grant for virtual activities , published on 29th January, 2021. Then, check out the website of your own NA to find a similar statement. Consult your National agency to know more about the use of Erasmus+ grant for online activities. National agencies>>
It would be beneficial to find a training solution that will work for your team, whether it be a blended course or a full online course.

In case your school intends to apply already for new funding in the Erasmus 2021-2027 programme, please do not hesitate to ask for support materials in https://www.euneosmediacom.
The deadline for applications is 11 May 2021.