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Sectors: Citizenship, Culture - Media, Education - Training, Youth

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, Civil Society Organisations, Development NGOs, Local and Regional authorities, Media and cultural organisations, Non-profit organisations, Schools, Training centres, Universities

Regions: Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Additional info regions:

* 28 Member States of the European Union;
* EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway;
* EU candidate countries: North Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey


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Responsible: European Commission


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Erasmus + – Key action 3 – European Policy Experimentations in the field of Education and Training led by high-level public authorities – 2020
Funds for: promoting sustainable systemic improvement and innovation in education and training fields

Priorities and funded actions:

* To promote trans-national cooperation and mutual learning among public authorities at the highest institutional level of the eligible countries in order to foster systemic improvement and innovation in the education and training fields;
* To enhance the collection and analysis of substantive evidence to ensure the successful implementation of innovative measures;
* To facilitate the transferability and scalability of effective innovative measures

* For Lot 1:
– Priority 1 – Digital education and competences;
– Priority 2 – Teaching and teachers;
* For Lot 2:
– Priority 3 – Funding mechanisms for upskilling and reskilling, including schemes similar to Individual Learning Accounts;
– Priority 4 – Policy and processes to support the validation of non-formal and informal learning, including through effective guidance

Among financed actions

* For priority 1: 
– Recruiting, training and retaining teachers;
– Pedagogical knowledge;
– Inclusive CS education; 

* For priority 2: 
– Career guidance for teachers; 
– Strategies to develop teachers’ competences;
– ‘Secondments’ schemes for teachers into public authorities or other public or private structures;
– Supporting staff in VET;
– Co-creation of knowledge and expertise;
– Addressing new tasks and challenges and developing new learning environments and formats;

* For priority 3: 
– Equitable, sustainable cost-sharing arrangements between the State, employers and individuals;
– Redirecting part of the existing public/private funding sources into a common “purse”;
– Possibility left for individuals to add top-ups, including through deployment of targeted financial instruments supporting individual loans, income sharing agreements;
– Links to taxation, state aid and public procurement policies;

* For priority 4:
– Measures and methods to stimulate participation in validation opportunities, in particular by low qualified people;
– Linking validation of skills, use of micro-credentials and qualification policy;
– Development of flexible learning opportunities and structures in higher education;
– Setting up reliable quality assurance processes for flexible learning contents
– Mainstreaming skills reviews/profiling/audits

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: between 24 and 36 months

* Activities must start between 1 January 2021 and 28 February 2021

* Eligibility: 
– Be either:
> Public authorities (Ministry or equivalent) responsible for education and training at the highest level in the relevant context (national or decentralised);
> Public or private organisations active in the fields of education or training;
> Public or private organisations or institutions carrying out cross-sector activities linked to education and training in other socio-economic sectors (such as NGOs, information or guidance services, public authorities, agencies or services, chambers of commerce, business and social partners, trade organisations, civil society, cultural or sport organisations, evaluation or research entities, media);
– Be established in an eligible country;
– Be a partnership composed of at least 4 entities representing 3 different programme countries with at least :
> Three public authorities (Ministries or equivalent), each from a different Programme country, while at least one of the three public authorities must be from a Member State of the European Union; 
>  One public or private entity with expertise in analysis and policy impact evaluation

– The actions must take place at least in three countries whose public authorities/ Ministries are involved in the project