Ilpo answers questions about benchmarking courses

On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:49 PM, Ilpo Halonen wrote:
Dear colleague,
thank you for your mail :-)!
The help document for our benchmarking courses is attached to this mail.
>you offer a package where you take care of all our needs
>including accommodation, food and local transport.
Yes, true. Course participants are accommodated in hotels in Helsinki, and there will be a choice of different price level in hotels. Meals and local transport in Helsinki and Tallinn are included in the price.
We cannot give you the exact prices yet, but we confirm that the prices of the packages won’t exceed the level of the compensation you will get for your subsistence from Erasmus+ program.
I will send you more information about this ASAP.
Travel costs NOT involved in the package:
Flights to/from Helsinki/Tallinn and ferry Helsinki – Tallinn are not included.
The 5 days benchmarking course starts in Helsinki and comes to an end in Tallinn, so it’s up to you to find the most inexpensive flights. There are airports both in Helsinki and in Tallinn.
The ferry between the cities takes 1.5 hrs and costs from 50 – 75 euro return ticket.
You pay these costs on your own, from the compensation you will get from Erasmus+.
There is a system in Erasmus+ for calculating compensation for travel costs, see http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/tools/distance_en.htm .
>please give me more details about the prices
The course fee is 650 euro, as mentioned on the website http://www.ejournal.fi/benchmarking . There is the maximum daily compensation of 70 euro per day in Erasmus+, and beside this the sending organization, your school in this case, will get 350 euro as organisational support from Erasmus+. This enables your paying the course fee from the compensation of Erasmus+. You can read more about this in my blog in https://ilpohalonen.wordpress.com.
>do we need to pre-register
>as soon as we agree upon the dates of the courses?
Please, do it. Preregistering is beneficial for you, as you will stay in standing contact with us and get all possible information we send to our potential course participants.
>are interested in Best Practices Benchmarking course
>as well as How to make your school more international.
So you’d better apply for both courses. I send this mail also to Ludo Mateusen who is responsible for http://www.ejournal.fi/course-international.
Remember your school has also the opportunity to send the same or different teachers to one or more courses. It’s up to your school’s development plan, your application and the decisions of your National Agency. BTW, there is a lot of material for your school’s development plan in the help document attached.

Bests,

🙂 ilpo
Ilpo Halonen
Euneos Fi

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