Opportunities database

Looking for an at-a-glance overview? Have a look at our calendar of opportunities for an annual overview of programmes, events and funding deadlines.

British Council Schools Online

The British Council website ‘Schools Online’ provides an interactive partner-finding database to link schools and colleges worldwide, as well as advice and guidance on joint projects, funding and programmes.

Please note: This website was formerly known as ‘Global Gateway’. If you have previously registered with Global Gateway, you can use your existing log-in details.


  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK


Eurodesk is a Europe-wide network of organisations giving young people access to information on opportunities to work, study, travel and volunteer abroad, as well as European funding.


  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Mission Berlin – Learn German with crime stories

Mission Berlin is a interactive radio production that can help you learn German in a fun way and gain some insight into the culture of Germany. It offers extensive audio, print and internet material.




popKultur is a project by the Goethe-Institut London to help secondary level students learn German with pop music! You can become part of the popKultur community and comment on recent popKultur competition video entries. With regular competitions and information on the German music scene.


  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

EVS (European Voluntary Service)

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) provides young Europeans with the unique chance to take part in unpaid and full-time voluntary activities in another country within or outside the EU.


  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

The Bears

Exciting way for UK children learning German at primary school and their counterparts in Germany learning English at Grundschule to join up for a short-term bilateral project. The Bears arrive in the form of real soft toys, and come with a suitcase of easy to use materials designed to introduce young pupils to learning some basic German and interesting facts about Germany.


  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK

Double Club German

Double Club German is available for primary schools and secondary schools!

This joint project by Arsenal FC, the Goethe-Institut London and UK-German Connection combines language-learning with football coaching to support German teachers and to motivate pupils to continue learning German.

Double Club German is an innovative, award-winning educational programme combining football and language learning.

Aiming to inspire and motivate pupils at primary and secondary level, the programme uses Arsenal and football to show pupils that language learning can be achievable, rewarding and, above all, fun!

The programme is usually delivered in sessions of two 45-minute ‘halves’, just like a real football game.

In one half, pupils develop their language skills in the classroom, working with specially designed, Arsenal-themed workbooks, interactive PowerPoint activities and videos featuring German Arsenal stars such as Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski, Mesut Özil and Serge Gnabry.

In the other half, pupils move to the football pitch, where they hone not only their skills on and off the ball, but also the vocabulary and phrases they have learnt in the classroom in a series of coaching activities from the Arsenal training manual.

Find out about the Double Club Languages programme, including how to sign up: http://www.arsenaldoubleclub.co.uk

  • Open to applicants from:
  • All UK