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National Integration Fund
Minister McEntee launches National Integration Fund 2020 to promote integration of migrants into Irish society
The closing date for applications is 12pm, Tuesday 22nd of September 2020
Galway Social Inclusion Week 2020 (This is an example - your own county/city will have their own)
Galway County Social Inclusion Week 2020 is 19th October – 25th October. The aim of Social Inclusion Week is to increase awareness and understanding of inclusion and diversity in County Galway. It is about highlighting the positive work that community and voluntary groups are doing to reduce social exclusion, social isolation and poverty. The theme this year is ‘Staying Connected while Staying Apart’ and is about highlighting how we can stay connected and keep involved in community activities during these current times. This year your social inclusion project can take place over the months of October and November.
Erasmus+ TCAs (Professional Development Opportunties for Educators)
TCAs open to participants from Ireland in the Adult Education, School Education and VET fields are listed on this page. TCAs in the Youth field are on our Training Opportunities page. The eligibility criteria and selection process for TCAs vary according to the event; check the individual invitations for details. To apply to attend a TCA, click the relevant link below or get in touch with the named contact(s). Do not apply directly to the host organisation. Please note that only participants from Irish organisations may apply to Léargas!
Erasmus+ KA1 and KA2 Programmes
Mobility projects for School Education Staff
KA1: Job Shadowing, Courses and Short Term Teaching in a partner school in the EU
KA2:School Exchange Partnerships
If your school wants to expand its international outlook, improve language learning through real life experience, visit eTwinning partners or start a new partnership with a European school, it’s now even easier to arrange exchanges of pupils and staff, through a streamlined application process.
KA2: Strategic Partnerships
Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices:
Strategic Partnerships funding allows schools to cooperate with each other or with outside organisations to run projects. These should directly focus on issues affecting school education, such as teaching standards, citizenship, improvement of basic or subject-specific skills, or the development of a new tool or system to improve school education. Projects are expected to develop, transfer and/or implement innovative practices. Project results must be shared with the wider community to encourage use of these methods, and make an impact beyond the organisations directly involved.
The Community for Schools in Europe
eTwinning is a free online platform linking a community of more than 500,000 teachers across Europe. It supports primary and post primary schools to find partners and work on joint projects in any curricular area, using Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
School Library Home Languages Funding Scheme (PPLI)
Post-Primary Languages Ireland (PPLI) is making the School Library Home Languages Funding Scheme available in 2021, including primary schools.
Deadline is March 15, 2021
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Schools which were approved for funding in 2019 or 2020 can apply but will receive a smaller amount of funding. PPLI is a Department of Education funded unit supporting foreign languages in our schools https://ppli.ie/.
If you have students in your school whose home language is not English or Irish, we offer funding to your school library to purchase books and other resources in foreign languages used in your school.
What is School Library Home Languages Funding Scheme
The school acquires the books and resources independently and the funding is provided by reimbursement upon provision of receipts
The maximum funding granted per school is €500. If your school was approved for funding in 2020 or 2019 the maximum funding granted per school is €300.
Home language resources are particularly suitable for EAL students to support literacy and appreciation of their home language
Students may opt for foreign language books, dual language books, easy readers, magazines, comics, reference books, maps, traditional or digital games etc. Any resource to assist with activities involving a foreign home language
Note : 1 application per school only
Note : Books in English or Irish are NOT included in this scheme
How to apply
1. Apply for funding by filling in the simple application form by 15th March 2021.
Application form https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SchoolLibrary2021
2. Schools will be approved for funding as applications come in. The school can start acquiring
materials when funding has been approved.
3. Once funding has been approved, purchase the materials AND return the receipts/payment records
with the attached reimbursement form before 15th May 2021.
Attached are Guidelines for the scheme.
For any queries contact Kirsi Hanifin email@example.com 087-6258043.
Languages Connect is an awareness raising campaign delivered by Post-Primary Languages Ireland (PPLI).
The School Library Home Languages Scheme is administered under Languages Connect : Ireland’s Foreign Languages Strategy 2017-2027 Action 2.E.4 of the Strategy ‘Schools and libraries should have books, digital resources etc. available in a variety of relevant home languages’.
Project Officer / Office Manager
Post-Primary Languages Ireland
T +353 1 2150284 (not during COVID-19) / +353 87 6258043
Dual/Home Languages Materials Suppliers List for PPLI Funding
This is a list of suppliers/sellers from which schools/teachers can purchase home language/dual language materials.
ELSTA encourages its members to purchase materials from Irish sellers and small businesses and posting this list is not an endorsement of any seller or supplier.
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