Scholars into Schools

Working with Durham University, the council’s international relations service arranges a volunteering programme for international students to spend time in local schools. Examples of possible teaching materials are shown below: ISV activity handbook The induction presentation for students is also found below Scholars into Schools presentation 2016 For further information about the scheme, contact…

Going for Growth !

An inspiring and very informative day for business leaders and investors and a chance to reflect on EU investment in our region. Copies of the presentations from today are to be found below : Going for Growth – RENERGY   Going for Growth NEF Going for Growth v2- DurhamWorks Supporting Creative Industry Practitioners to Commercialise Their…

Guidance on school exchange visits

  Schools have asked for the most up to date guidance when organising school visits to partner schools in other countries. The most recent from the Department for Education states that : There is no legal obligation for host families to provide an equivalent of DBS checks in Germany or France.  Therefore, before the exchange…

European Day of Languages competition

Competition Call – European Day of Languages 2017 Please see the link above for information about a competition for the European Day of Languages which is open to schools across the country.

England – Italy: Let’s reduce the distance

  Hi everyone, I am Ilaria, I am 18 years old and I come from Italy, more precisely from Padua, a dynamic and vivacious city near Venice. Padua is quite a big city rich in culture, tradition and history. There are lots of places to visit, both in the countryside and in the city. In fact…


The European Commission has produced a short video which sets out its negotiating position and which is available here : Th Commission has also produced a publication which sets out EU citizens’ rights in the UK during the Brexit process. This can be down loaded here  

Win a visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg

  We have teamed up with the European Parliament Office in London to be able to offer Sixth Formers in our region the chance to win a visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg and take part in a special Euroscola day. Teams of young people from each of the member states will attend the…

Language and culture course for primary teachers

For primary school teachers in receipt of ERASMUS+ grants, a special residential course is offered in the historic city of Durham. For more information read here : 39568 Primary School Teacher Course brochure – FINAL

My neighbour and me

View the video of the successful intercultural learning day, which pupils from 14 County Durham and Gateshead schools recently took part in. Pupils learned about the different cultures of their neighbours in the North East of England.    

Conference papers

PROMOTING INTERCULTURAL DEVELOPMENT The annual education conference takes place at Beamish Hall Hotel on Wednesday 5 July. The collated presentations can be found by clicking the link above