European Projects

Professional Cookery students at City of Glasgow College

The City of Glasgow College has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education for the Erasmus+ programme 2014-2021. Our Erasmus Policy Statement sets out our institutional strategy in relation to the Charter.

City of Glasgow College has long established relationships with partners across the European Union (EU) and has participated in funded projects since 1994. These projects support students and staff, provide an opportunity to share best practice and help the college realise its goals around internationalisation. 

The EU provides a rich cultural, social and educational environment for colleges to work with like-minded institutions and business partners and to facilitate the exchange of ideas between students and staff. In a highly competitive global marketplace, the EU also provides a vast resource of knowledge and skills.

City of Glasgow College are currently involved in a range of EU-funded projects, the majority of which are funded under the Erasmus Plus Programme. 

In April 2021 we undertook research to determine the impact that Erasmus+ projects have had on the College, its students, its staff, its partners and its external stakeholders. Read our Erasmus+ Impact Report.

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    KA1 HE Staff Mobility 2017-19

    This 2-year project will fund 42 City colleagues to undertake a teaching or training period in the EU.

    KA1 VET Student Mobility – Mungo Mobility Project 2018

    This 2-year project builds on the success of the Mungo Mobility Project 2016 and increases our fund to offer a training period in the EU to 206 students from the college. Students who will benefit are from across 6 curricular areas; Beauty, Construction, Interior Design, Engineering, Hairdressing, Health & Care or Tourism.

    You can read about one of our student's experiences with the Mungo Mobility Project in Finland.

    KA2 Strategic Partnership – ENGENDER

    This 2-year project is to develop a Self-Assessment Toolkit and best practice guides for increasing gender equality engagement.



    KA2 Strategic Partnership - NET-ENT.

    This 2-year project is to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and business awareness among students.


    Project Results


    KA2 Strategic Partnership - D'Ahoy “DecisionShip Ahoy”

    This 3-year project is to investigate innovative educational ideas around Decision Making.


    Find out more.


    KA2 Strategic Partnership – VET Teachers and Embracing the Digital Disruption (VET-TEDD)

    This 30 month project aims to introduce a systematic approach to the continuous professional development of VET staff across the EU by providing a skills pathway and resource library that will increase access to professional learning content and the adoption of technological and pedagogical tools that are disrupting VET education.



    WorldSkills - Skills Competition Project

    The objective of this Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Strategic Partnership project is to support the development of professional skills. These skills are required in order to organise and implement successful Skills Competition in Vocational Education in Training (VET).

    International partners from Northern Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, Scotland (City of Glasgow College, WorldSkills Academy) and Finland, will collaborate ensuring the exchange of good practices. This will contribute to the professional development of staff implementing skills competition in the curriculum and to increase the attractiveness of VET.

    In addition, the partners aim to develop the skills of VET teachers involved in skills competitions and to integrate these skills into the pedagogical approach and curriculum. Through integrating skills competition in VET learning, the appeal of VET to students will be greatly increased.

    Skills Competition enables a work-relevant learning environment, it also promotes flexible learning and it encourages students to develop their skills such as entrepreneurship, creative thinking, communication methods, problem-solving in their area of specialism.

    The specific objectives of the project are:

    • To develop masterclasses via webinars on the professional development of VET teachers who are organising skills competitions.
    • To develop a policy document on implementing skills in the curriculum.
    • To broaden the amount of vocational fields being involved in skills.
    • To develop a sustainable partnership of VET schools aiming to support the arrangements for preparation, training and participation of VET learners in skills competition, including developing close cooperation with business, other VET schools and stakeholders.
    • To establish constructive links with stakeholders in organising skills in VET schools.
    • To develop a skills competitions good practice handbook based on learning from each other’s best practices and tested tools.
    • To develop guidelines for a successful training program for students participating in skills, including experience of learning abroad.

    The partnership consists of 5 European partners, representing a VET school/ college or in the case of Hetel: representing a group of VET schools/ college. Rijn Ijssel in the Netherlands is the Lead partner of the project.

    1. Rijn IJssel - Coordinator VET school in Arnhem, Netherlands.
    2. SRC - VET school in Newry, N.Ireland, UK.
    3. Hetel Network - VET schools, Basque Country, Spain.
    4. City of Glasgow College - VET school in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
    5. Salpaus - VET school in Lahti, Finland.

    EU projects which have recently been completed by the City of Glasgow College include:

    On The MoS Way

    On The MoS Way Network was a Marco Polo-funded project aimed to increase the usage of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) which is considered to be the fuel of the future as it is cleaner than currently used fuels. Working with six other partners, On The MoS Way’s key deliverable was to produce a series of vocational training modules in the area of LNG.

    Self-Assessment for Educational and Training Organisations (SAETO) Web Project

    This Leonardo da Vinci-funded project, which had six other partners, aimed to create and populate a web platform to coordinate international cooperation of the regional SAETO users and support partners.

    Mungo Mobility Project 2016

    Students at City of Glasgow College visited European Centres of Excellence in 2017 under our Mungo Mobility Project. 50 students from Beauty, Construction, Interior Design and Tourism courses took part in mobility visits to Germany, Malta or Latvia.

    Find out more about the project here.