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Well what a campaign it was, thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to our daily case studies from young people, youth workers and local partners who have all benefited from Erasmus+ via our social media and thank you to those who caught our national coverage on the Nine News last Monday (we will showing this again next week, if you missed it).  The last two weeks seen our message that no access to Erasmus+ will have a long term negative

At the core of our work with Erasmus+ are our partners across Europe. We have partners in Germany, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria and France who we make projects with. These projects are supporting research into youth work, sport and community development along with creating the next community leaders in Scotland! Today we hear from our European partners on the value of Erasmus+ and their opinion on Brexit. We work with local partners across Glasgow to support them to participate in Erasmus+ and

Kiera, Head of Dance for Achieve More Scotland has taken part in a youth worker training in Macedonia. In 2017 Kiera attended a 5-day training course with 30 other youth workers from across Europe to explore using dance to support young people at risk of offending. Kiera puts her Erasmus+ experience down to her growing maturity in her youth work practice that supports over 1000 girls and young women across the City of Glasgow each week. Since then, Kiera has supported 4 young women to take

Les 22, from Springburn had his first Erasmus+ experience whilst he was unemployed and volunteering with Achieve More Scotland. Youth workers kept pointing out that Les spoke well to things that matter for young people and so he was offered the opportunity to go to Portugal for 1 week with 20 other young people from across Europe to discuss democracy and young people. It was the first time Les had been on a plane and the first time he had

Ben, 20 from Springburn went to Madrid, Spain for 1 month as a sports coach. He was unemployed and needed support on his direction in life. In Madrid, he volunteered 4 days a week with 2 Spanish youth organisations, helping them to deliver football and coaching sessions. It was an opportunity for Ben to take stock of life and consider his next steps and future back in Glasgow. “It was an experience that I won’t forget. I wanted to go

As we make our way through the ongoing headlines, mostly involving pushing the telly from room to room in the office to find the looming BREXIT in bold black writing, we are making our views on Brexit heard in the incoming weeks. We want to showcase the invaluable work of Erasmus+ in Scotland, led by youth organisations in some of Scotland’s most deprived communities. Erasmus+ is one element of the negotiations that has not had its time to shine due to

    Last week we welcomed the news from the Business, fair Work and skills Minister for Scotland, Jamie Hepburn that the Scottish Government is prioritising fairness in the heart of the government’s skills policy. With youth employment in Scotland higher than the UK average it is something we believe Scotland should be proud of, as the nation is proving that providing programmes that offer a sense of self  respect, agency and ownership benefits individuals and communities in the long run to deal

    What a Friday it was finding out I was the winner of The Scottish Government’s Social Innovation Competition delivered by Firstport and awarded The Young Social innovator award 2018! The competition delivered by Firstport was a Scottish wide competition for people to pitch their social enterprise ideas that involve young people and aim to create social impact. On Friday I had the chance to eat miniature food and talk to a room full of social entrepreneurs from all over the

Throughout previous years body image has become an increasingly bigger problem.  Looking back as far as I can remember my generation grew up with celebrities plastered all over tv and magazines. This influence made it incredibly hard to appreciate your body when you think you look nothing like how your “supposed” to.  Over the years social media has only got bigger and more common for young people to use. I can only imagine how much harder it is in this