ERASMUS+ and Brexit

  Many schools have contacted us to express concerns about the impact of the UK leaving the European Union without a negotiated transition arrangement in place. The National Agency has issued the statement below which seeks to reassure grantholders of arrangements https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/brexit-update      

Apply for a grant to mark the European Day of Languages 2019

The European Day of languages marks the diversity of languages spoken on our continent. The official day is September 26th. Europe Direct Durham is offering schools in our region the chance to bid for a grant of £75 to arrange an event in school which shows how languages are used in eth modern workplace. You…

A night of German Kultur

Although a little damp, the evening went off really well and a huge hit was the Tübinger Saxophon Ensemble – absolutely amazing ! Terrific performances from our local schoolchildren who had worked with Martina Schwarz all day to enchant their parents and carers. Also performances from two local groups who will travel to Tübingen in…

Introducing the Spanish Apprentices

Students from Biddick Academy scooped the top job at our search for talented Spanish linguists at an event held in Durham University’s school of modern languages. The team proved to be the most persuasive with their advert to encourage Spanish speaking visitors to our region. Pitted against seven other very strong school teams, the group battled…

Stressed about Brexit?

Regardless how you voted at the Referendum, in the general election or in the European Parliamentary elections, you may have questions about Brexit and Citizens’ rights The right to work, study and live in a different European country to where you were born Pension rights The need for visas when travelling and changes to duty…

Visits to France and Germany for primary and secondary schools

The International Office at Durham County Council organises competitively priced, tailor made visits to France and to Germany for pupils in Key Stage 2 and 3. Our visits allow pupils the chance to practise their knowledge of the target language and make significant progress in a safe small town environment. Travel is by coach and…

Contact your new MEP

As Brexit discussions continue, let your views known to your MP and MEP. We can help put you in touch with your local Members.  

Meet your new MEPs

Following the election to the European parliament, our region has three Members to represent its interests.   Jude Kirton Darling ( Labour) retained her seat. Brian Monteith and John Tennant were elected as Brexit party Members. Turnout was 32.7%      

What is the withdrawl agreement?

All this talk of deal or no deal.. Is there really a deal? The Prime Minister and the European Union have agreed terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. Essentially, this is the legal divorce agreement but does not legally commit either side to a future relationship. Legally, there can only be discussions on…