This upcoming Erasmus+ 2018 deadline seems to have come too early. We are still recovering from Christmas break, that it is already here putting pressure on us all. However, with those 6 tips you can be sure to set a great basis to succeed in your application. Follow me.
The 6 TIPS I am going to talking to you about are going to be about PRIORITIZING, GOING BACK TO YOUR ACCOUNT, DESCRIBING YOUR STAFF, PLANNING MINUTIOUSLY, RE-SUBMITTING A PREVIOUS PROJECT, PARTNERSHIPS MAKING.
Hey, I'm not talking about your priorities! I am talking about the Erasmus+ 2018 Call Priorities. Yes, this is very important. Yesterday, I talked about coming up with a winning project idea and that is very important. In fact, if you want to go back to that article, here it is: http://www.erasmusnet.org/single-post/2018/01/15/HOW-TO-COME-UP-WITH-A-WINNING-PROJECT-IDEA. Ok, so...I was talking to you about PRIORITIES. Every year, the EU Commission established the priorities for that year's call and you need to check the 2018 ones in the 2018 Programme Guide. Why? If you want to win your project, you have to make sure that these priorities are taken into account.
2. GO BACK TO YOUR ACCOUNT
Have you applied for Erasmus+ projects previously? If your answer is "YES" then you need to make sure you remember the password to enter into the system and check if all the information connected to you PIC (Partner Identification Code) are correct and updated! If your answer is "NO" don't worry, you can learn to issue a PIC code for your organization, watching an easy breezy video in our website's MOOCs section!
3. DESCRIBE YOUR STAFF
Many think that their own organization's description is the least important thing to worry about. WRONG! It is important for the reviewer to understand who you are and also who is your staff. Will you be able to carry out the tasks that your project requires? Is the staff, for which you are requiring that mobility experience, going to be really needing it? So, pay attention to your staff description, and take some extra time to explain better who you are!
4. PLAN MINUTIOUSLY
Do you want to know what the good, winning applications have in common? Ok, here it is...
THEY ARE ALL VERY VERY VERY WELL PLANNED!
OK, how should you do it??? There are different tools which you can use and some you can find online...for FREE! --> https://asana.com you and your team can use it to organize the tasks that each one of you needs to finish, you can manage deadlines and also conversations...all directly from the same app. If you have questions, don't forget that your National Agency has people there for you to reply to your €100.000.000,00 questions that are blocking your project writing. So, give them a call!
5. RE-SUBMIT A PREVIOUS PROJECT
Many make a huge mistake. When the project is "not approved", they think they have to throw it in the trash and forget about it...WRONG!!! Once you apply, and your project happens to fail, then you should receive also a bulleted points list from the NA, which recapitulates all that you did wrong, so that feedback paper is PRECIOUS MATERIAL! If you are trying to present a winning project, make sure you go back to that old project of yours, commit to make the corrections that the feedback paper asks you to do, and submit it again!
Yes, having the right friends makes the difference when you have to manage a whole project. So, it is fundamental that you have the right partner to help you manage different aspects of the activities you are planning to carry out. If your are writing a project for the mobility of students or staff, don't forget that Erasmusnet can help you with the management of your mobility programme in 7 locations across Europe!
If you need suggestions or just want to plan your mobility with us contact our reference person PAOLA PANFILI at firstname.lastname@example.org and, if you like, book a Skype call!
Hugs and best luck on your project from the Erasmusnet team!