Transversal study visits – deadline March 28th

The EU Lifelong Learning Programme runs study visits across Europe to bring together small groups of individuals involved in different aspects of Lifelong Learning. Each visit looks at a specific topic of joint interest. English is the working language for the majority of study visits, which are open to all professionals involved in Lifelong learning including, though not only, academic staff.

The study visits are usually 3-5 days long, offering funding for 100% of travel and flat rate subsistence costs.  These are very popular with staff in the University and we have had many people attending them.

They cover a huge range of subject areas. You can browse these in 2013 -2014 Study Visits Catalogue

Examples of some study visits, from the PDF Catalogue are here:

Title of Study visit

Country Dates Page
Sustainable development in a learning region Slovenia 16-20 Sept 52
New opportunities for technical branches and crafts Czech 16-20 Sept 53
How to integrate arts and cultural activities in lifelong learning Sweden 11-14 Nov 59
Energy efficiency and renewable energy: new demands in VET for new jobs Germany 23-26 Sept 63
Understanding teaching and learning at university – A hands-on approach Germany 2-6 Dec 76
Tomorrow’s teaching with virtual media Denmark 30 Sept -4 Oct 90
Science of data quality: brainstorming data mining Slovakia 18-20 Sept 116
Content-based approach and competence acquisition in teaching mathematics and scientific subjects Italy 21-25 Oct 117
Access to university education for disabled students France 3-7 Feb (2014) 119

 The application form is quite simple and it has a very high success rate.Some of the staff who have attended workshops have gone on to work with the people they met – to submit larger European bids.The deadline for the next round of applications is 11 a.m. GMT March 28th 2013 for visits taking place from September 2013 to February 2014, (and for study visits taking place from March to June 2014, you can apply by 15 October 2013.)

 To apply you should read the  Guide for applicants  and download the online application form

The website with full details of the programme is here  .

Please note that you cannot apply for a study visit in the UK


 Study visits are organised around 5 themes which reflect the latest policy developments in education and training in Europe:

1. Encouraging cooperation between the worlds of education, training and work

2. Supporting initial and continuous training of teachers, trainers and education

and training institutions’ managers

3. Promoting the acquisition of key competences throughout the education and training


4. Promoting social inclusion and gender equality in education and training, including the integration of migrants

5. Developing strategies for lifelong learning and mobility

Further help

If you require further information, just ask the External Projects Team for support


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