|Partner Briefing No 35 - July/August 2002|
1. Connecting Futures
Due to the urgent need to address the widening gulf of understanding between the UK and communities in countries of significant Muslim populations, we are focusing initially but not exclusively on activities in the UK and Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
We are keen identify colleges who work closely with ethnic minority communities, especially those listed above, because we may like to involve them in new programmes and initiatives, either here in the UK or in the home country.
Please contact Peter Clack on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being on our list of participating colleges, with a brief paragraph describing the communities with which you work and a general outline of your involvement with them. We hope that we will be able to promote your work in some of our publications - but would obviously seek formal approval before doing so.
2. CEDEFOP Study Visit Programme - Call for Applicants
General visits provide an overview of training for young people or training for adults in the host country. More focussed visits look at issues such as quality assurance, ICT and small businesses and skills acquisition. A catalogue has been produced which provides detailed information on all the proposed visits for 2003. Participants receive a grant as a contribution towards travel and accommodation expenses.
For application forms and a copy of the 2003 catalogue, contact Julia Stone on 020 7389 4545 or email email@example.com. The deadline for receipt of completed forms is 1 October 2002.
3. Footballing Opportunities
Football, as the World Cup has so recently demonstrated, is a global phenomenon that cuts across political, social and religious divides. It is therefore a valuable method of achieving the British Council aims of 'creating opportunity for people worldwide', and the British Council manages two football-related global initiatives:
As always, we are keen to work as closely and effectively as possible with our UK constituency and to that end we would like to hear from any college within the UK that has developed close links with their local football club or other sports facility, so we can involve them at the appropriate time in the development of international work.
Please email Peter Clack at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to share the details with us. This will then allow us to include you in the continuing evolution of our football initiatives.
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