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…

Views from Italy

We are always pleased to be able to host interns from other parts of Europe. here are views from two young people from Italy. Brexit viewed by an Italian Durham, September 6 2019  Hi, I’m Anita, I’m an Italian student and at the moment I’m in Durham doing my three week internship at Durham County…

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…