Yesterday I received a question in my inbox: Blanka, thank you for your e-book. Do you have a winning idea for the next KA1 deadline?
The winning idea has roots in your school needs. Always! However, it is important to communicate your idea in the KA1 application form using Erasmus+ language. In the process of writing your application see:
1. Erasmus+ programme priorities and
2. national priorities of your national agency.
Then think, how can you present your idea through the lens of those priorities.
Here are the 2020 Erasmus+ priorities for school education (from 2020 annual work programme, p. 43):
European development plan is a strategic vision of internationalization and modernization of your school.
From the Erasmus+ programme guide and from our blog Tips you need for valuable European development plan you know which areas should it cover. In this blog we prepared some questions that might help you think when preparing the European development plan.
Questions for European development plan in KA1 Erasmus+ mobility application:
Plans for mobility:
Source: Cmepius, Slovene national agency
Project summary is the first thing evaluators read. The project summary therefore makes a first impression of a quality of your mobility project.
Read some good examples of project summaries from confirmed KA1 mobility applications.
KA1 mobility projects with high points:
Confirmed KA1 mobility projects with clear summaries, but we don't know how many points they received:
Advice: start writing project summary at the beginning of your process. At the beginning you have fresh mind and you are not fed up with all the details yet. At the beginning your ability of making good big picture is the highest. At the end people are usually drained out with all the details and they want to conclude as soon as possible which consequently leads to copy-paste summary from other parts of the application. Please, don't do that. Evaluators have to see the big picture clearly in order to get a positive impression about the quality of your mobility project.
Throughout the years of working as Erasmus+ KA1 course provider we gained a clear picture of how does a high quality KA1 application form looks like. We are happy to share our insights in order to increase the quality of international mobility projects in the field of teacher training.