Gecko Programmes are experts in securing funds and managing European and International projects.
Gecko offers a range of clear and cutting-edge solutions to inspire, motivate and grow business, as well as deliver sustainable and innovative change in the education & skills, creative, cultural, heritage, digital and media sectors.
With our strong understanding of the local, national and international policy and strategic landscape, we provide high level influence on learning and skills, transnational programmes and deliver consultancy services that are innovative, practical and responsive to the needs of our customers.
We assemble partnerships and prepare bids for other organisations.
We have been successful in securing funds to deliver projects that offer work placements in Europe, and develop improved curricula.
Gecko Programmes was an active promoter of the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme, having successfully delivered a number of projects within the Leonardo strand.
Our first project was a two week programme that allowed young people in the labour market to go to La Coruña in Spain for work and cultural experience.
Since then our involvement with the Leonardo Programme, now replaced by the new Erasmus+ Programme, has flourished and expanded.
We have sent young people to Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany and Malta and developed several partnerships allowing us to also receive interns from other EU nations, particularly Italy, Spain and Portugal.
Our previous programmes ranged from two to thirteen weeks. The longer programmes allowed for language and cultural training before placements and also gave more scope for structured work plans that benefited both the participants and the host employers.
With the Leonardo Programme coming to an end, we started working with the new Erasmus+ Programme and we currently have four KA1 contracts that allow us to send our learners to Italy and Spain for 60 days, and to La Coruna in Spain for 22 days. For details please check our dedicated Erasmus+ page.
We have further developed our European Partnerships so that we lead a curriculum development partnership for mentoring in the Hospitality Leisure Travel and Tourism Sector (PA4T) and are an active partner in a curriculum development partnership for Event Management (InPUT). Both of these projects have developed into Transfer of Innovation Projects; EUTM and STEM respectively.
We have been also a partner in a project led by a coordinator from France, Cap Ulysse, to develop a serious game and prepare Mobility participants for their coming experience. This is the MASTeR MOb project.
Currently we are lead partner in two Erasmus+ Key Action 2 strategic partnerships in the fields of youth/VET and we are partners in other five strategic partnerships across Europe, working with organisations from Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Croatia, Hungary, Greece, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Romania and Turkey.
Gecko runs a number of programmes and have a number of initiatives under development and we regularly consult for industry, awarding bodies and education & training providers. We are also committed to listening to the views of businesses across all sectors and look forward to hearing your views.
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Our PIC number is 947358067. You can find further details about our organisation here.
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