Erasmus+

  It is still possible for UK schools to apply for funding from the ERASMUS programme. The fund can pay for professional development courses in other parts of Europe or support school partnership projects. For full details, consult http://www.erasmusplus.org.uk Durham County Council is making a consortium bid for primary teachers to travel to France and…

Goodbye Europe Direct !

The Europe Direct Information Centre is now closed as the current funding support has ended following the UK Government’s decision to leave the European Union. Durham County Council’s International Relations team will still offer support to schools in the region and we will maintain this site with information about opportunities for schools and colleges in…

Greening the city

Poster Tubingen Final C We are delighted to host Boris Palmer, Mayor of our partner city of Tübingen to speak about how his city plans to be carbon neutral by 2030 – the first ion Germany. What lessons can we share across Europe?  

Lumiere Festival

The Lumiere Festival runs from 14 – 17 November in Durham City. It is a great event which lights up our city and brings tens of thousands of visitors to explore its streets and discover 37 different and amazing light installations. We are proud to be associated with one installation – The Friendship tree, which…

Interfaith

We live in a continent which is rich in diversity. Next week there is opportunity to discover the many faiths and beliefs which exist in our communities during Interfaith Week. Yesterday (8 November), at County Hall, 100 children from 10 schools in our region came to explore six faiths and trace how light is used as…

Beat the rat race – using languages to get ahead

Newcastle University’s Language resource Centre is again working with Europe Direct Durham to run a languages and employability day for pupils in Y8 and Y9. This year’s event will take place on 11 December at the LRC in Newcastle University. Details are attached below and registration for the limited places opens 11 October. Schools are…

Information for EU27 citizens in the UK

BrexitLeafletVersion2_IK0419567ENN The European Commission’s Representation in the UK has produced a booklet with important information for nationals of other EU countries who are resident in the UK.

European Day of Languages competition

European Day of Languages 2019 final Annual competition for schools in the UK organised in North-East England A magical trip ALLNE and partners are once again organising the annual European Day of Languages Competition for Schools and in 2019 it is again open to anyone! We were delighted with response from around the country in…