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Sectors: Education - Training, Employment, Innovation, Social Affairs, Youth

Beneficiaries: Civil Society Organisations, Media and cultural organisations, Schools, SMEs, Training centres, Universities

Regions: Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Additional info regions:

* EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway; 
* EU candidate countries: North Macedonia, Turkey and Serbia


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Responsible: European Commission


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Erasmus + – Social inclusion and common values: the contribution in the field of education and training – 2019
Funds for: supporting transnational cooperation projects in the fields of general education and training and adult education

Priorities and funded actions:

* To support projects that create or further develop transnational and national networks of adult education providers; 
* To build up the capacity of Adult Education providers to implement European policy on adult learning at national and regional levels;

* For Lot 1: general education and training
General objectives
> To disseminate and/or scale up good practices on inclusive learning initiated in particular at local level, which means, in the context of the present call, replicating good practice on a wider scale/transferring it to a different context or implementing it at a higher/systemic level;
> To develop and implement innovative methods and practices to foster inclusive education and promote common values
– Specific objectives
> To enhance the acquisition of social and civic competences, to foster knowledge, understanding and ownership of values and fundamental rights;
> To promote inclusive education and training and to foster the education of disadvantaged learners, including through supporting educational staff in addressing diversity and reinforcing diversity among education staff; 
> To enhance critical thinking and media literacy among learners, parents and educational staff; 
> To support the inclusion of newly arrived migrants in good quality education, including by assessing knowledge and validating prior learning;
> To foster digital skills and competences of digitally excluded groups (including older people, migrants and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds) though partnerships between schools, business and the non-formal sector, including public libraries;

* For Lot 2: Adult education: Networks and Partnerships of Adult Education Providers
General objectives
> Within participating countries, help to establish new national or regional networks of adult education providers, and facilitate their involvement in European cooperation; 
> Within participating countries, provide capacity-building support to existing national or regional networks of adult education providers, and improve their cooperation at European level;
> Strengthen existing transnational networks of adult education providers by means of mutual learning, peer counselling, and capacity building;
Specific objectives
> To foster European cooperation between different providers (and relevant stakeholders), on either:
~ Specific themes in adult learning (e.g. digital skills, literacy and numeracy, citizenship, career management skills, health literacy, personal finance, migrant integration, intergenerational learning, social inclusion …);
~ Specific innovative pedagogical approaches in adult education (e.g. blended learning, personalised learning approaches, educational technologies…);
~ Specific adult education learner groups (e.g. adult education for seniors or for people in isolated rural areas, inactive people, prisoners…);
~ Specific organisational management themes (financial sustainability, building up local or regional networks, internationalisation, strategic, professional development of staff, communication and social media engagement etc.);
~ Specific models of Adult Education (e.g. folk high schools, ‘second chance’);
~ Adult education generally

– To generate impact not only on the partner organisations but also at the system level;

* For lot 1
– To build on actions for which solid proof of their effectiveness can be provided and which show potential for being disseminated and/or scaled up;
– To demonstrate aninnovative character building on the outcomes of previous analyses, evaluations and pilot actions; 
– To create synergies between education, training, youth, culture and sport;
– To increase awareness, knowledge and understanding of good practices in the relevant educational institutions and communities;
– To increase use of state of the art innovative approaches in policy or practice;
– To increase awareness, motivation and competence of educational leaders and educators with regard to inclusive educational approaches and the promotion of common values;
– To favour active engagement of families and local communities in supporting inclusive educational approaches and the promotion of common values;
– To develop more widespread and effective tools to support education and training institutions and learning providers in implementing inclusive education approaches and in promoting common values;

* For lot 2
– To develop additional capacity or provision in the adult education sector;
– To increase awareness, knowledge and understanding of the benefits of adult education in the relevant authorities, organisations and communities;
– To increase awareness, motivation and competence of adult educational leaders and educators;
– To encourage active engagement of local and regional authorities and other key stakeholders in developing adult education provision;
– To develop more widespread and effective tools to support education and training institutions and learning providers in developing provision for adult education;
– To ldevelop new networks of adult education providers, that increase their impact at local level and cooperate effectively at European level;
– To develop more effective and impactful cooperation at European level by existing networks of adult education providers

Among financed actions
* For lot 1
– Cooperation and networking models which involve combinations of relevant (public/private) stakeholders;
– Learning practices to new target populations; 
– Conferences, seminars, workshops and meetings with policy and decision makers;
– Assessing, sharing and validating good practices and learning experiences;
– Training and other capacity-building activities ;
– Targeted awareness-raising and dissemination activities;
– Operational or policy recommendations in the field of education and training;
– Supportive approaches and outreach practices addressing disadvantaged groups and newly arrived migrants and refugees

* For lot 2
– Connecting with other stakeholder groups and networks;
– Piloting, assessing, validating and sharing good practices for building capacity in adult education; 
– Adapting and applying capacity-building practices to new situations, organisations, or regions; 
– Training and other capacity-building activities;
– Developing and implementing the necessary legal and financial structures to establish sustainable long term cooperation in the network;
– Developing evidence-based operational or policy recommendations

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

* Initial duration of the action : 24 or 36 months

* Eligibility:
– Be either: public and private organisations active in the field of general education and training and adult education or socio-economic sectors or organisations carrying out cross-sector activities like: cultural organisations, civil society, sport organisations, recognition centres, chambers of commerce, trade organisations;
– If higher education institutions are involved, they must have been awarded an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education;
– Be established in: a Member State of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, North Macedonia, Turkey and Serbia;
– Be composed of at least 4 eligible organisations from 4 different programme countries; 
– In case of a consortium, it must include at least 2 organisations which are not members of the network(s) and the consortium has to represent at least 4 eligible countries;

– The actions must take place in eligible countries