ERASMUS PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries.
The exchange of experience takes place during a stay with the experienced entrepreneur, which helps the new entrepreneur acquire the skills needed to run a small firm. The host benefits from fresh perspectives on his/her business and gets the opportunities to cooperate with foreign partners or learn about new markets.
Our students have participated in this programme and details of our participating can be found at
EAST WEST SCHOOLS PROGRAMME
Following the Good Friday Agreement, Micheál Martin, Irish Minister for Education & Science, announced a new initiative to strengthen school partnerships and to encourage friendship and understanding between young people in Ireland and Great Britain.
- To promote school partnerships and opportunities for transnational co-operation and mobility
- To focus on young people and their teachers
- To contribute to the professional development of teachers
- To bring added value to the learning experience
- To target the school in the widest sense
- In August 2001 St Tiernan's Community School was awarded a grant under the East West Schools Programme to undertake a project with Peterhead Academy, Scotland, and were later joined by De Aston School from England as the third partner.
EUROPEAN SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION
St Tiernan's hosted the AGM of the European Schools Association. We welcomed colleagues from eight countries across Europe. As part of the AGM, training was provided in the use of the Moodle platform by the Education Department in Maynooth University. Nigel Metcalfe and Angela Rickard gave a very informative three hour workshop. This platform will form the main means of communication between the partner schools in the many projects that will be undertaken in the next two years.
As part of the activities organised, the group visited Belfast and had an excellent tour through all quarters of the city. This visit tied in with the overall theme of the ESA projects which is „”Removing barriers through multi-cultural education‟.