In our role as a Eurodesk UK partner, we have found a new way to get information out to people during the Corona lockdown. We are producing a daily “International Hour” for a new online community TV channel run by our long term partner Chaos Cornwall.
Working with Chaos, we have turned the crisis into an opportunity to reach a literally captive audience, because people are stuck at home and looking for ideas. We are promoting international mobility to young people and the general public in a rural area where there is a lot of social disadvantage and where most people have never even heard of Erasmus+.
We have found this approach to be especially productive because it is based on mutual benefit: we get valuable air time, while Chaos get interesting, varied content and the opportunity to bring on guests from around the world. It has also helped us to fulfil our responsibility to the Erasmus+ programme by disseminating results from our past projects to a wider audience.
In response to the Corona virus lockdown, we have created a special version of Time for Tea, which families or other groups can do together at home. It’s educational and creative, but most of all it is fun.
Activities can be completed in one day or spread out over several days. Each family will send in a short film to show what they have done. We are providing simple guidelines which can be followed as closely or as loosely as people want.
All family projects will be featured on the Time for Tea website map, alongside projects from schools and other groups around the world.
To get involved, simply visit the Time for Tea Family page
The Dora House ‘Opening Doors’ project aims to encourage an understanding of heritage among young people which will enable them to share their work with their classmates, families, and communities. Over four weeks, young people will engage with and create a virtual tour of Dora House, home of the Royal Society of Sculptors (RSS), that makes use of their own content and research. Through individual and collaborative work, these participants will learn about remote work, effective research, and producing compelling written and video content.