Deadline: 25 February 2020
The European Commission-Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is accepting proposals for a program entitled “Social Inclusion and Common Values: The Contribution in the Field of Education and Training” to support transnational cooperation projects in the fields of general education and training and adult education.
Lot 1 — General education and training
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- Projects submitted under this lot should aim at:
- Disseminating and/or scaling up good practices on inclusive learning initiated in particular at local level. In the context of the present call, scaling up means replicating good practice on a wider scale/transferring it to a different context or implementing it at a higher/systemic level;
- Developing and implementing innovative methods and practices to foster inclusive education and promote common values.
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- Proposals should address one of the following specific objectives:
- Enhancing the acquisition of social and civic competences, fostering knowledge, understanding and ownership of values and fundamental rights;
- Promoting inclusive education and training and fostering the education of disadvantaged learners, including through supporting educational staff in addressing diversity and reinforcing diversity among education staff;
- Enhancing critical thinking and media literacy among learners, parents and educational staff;
- Supporting the inclusion of newly arrived migrants in good quality education, including by assessing knowledge and validating prior learning;
- Fostering 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.
Lot 2 — Adult education
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- Proposals should address one of the following three 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.
- In addition, proposals should 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 …); or
- Specific innovative pedagogical approaches in adult education (e.g. blended learning, personalised learning approaches, educational technologies…); or
- Specific adult education learner groups (e.g. adult education for seniors or for people in isolated rural areas, inactive people, prisoners…); or
- Specific organisational management themes (financial sustainability, building up local or regional networks, internationalization, strategic, professional development of staff, communication and social media engagement etc.); or
- Specific models of Adult Education (e.g. folk high schools, ‘second chance’);
- Adult education generally.
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- The total budget available for the co-financing of projects under the present call is EUR 20 000 000 allocated as follows:
- Lot 1 – General education and training EUR 14 000 000;
- Lot 2 – Adult education EUR 6 000 000.
- Eligible applicants are public and private organisations active in the field of general education and training and adult education, or other socioeconomic sectors or organisations carrying out cross-sector activities (e.g. cultural organisations, civil society, sport organisations, recognition centres, chambers of commerce, trade organisations, etc.);
- If higher education institutions are involved, they must have been awarded an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE);
- National Agencies or other structures and networks of the Erasmus+ Programme, receiving a direct grant from the Commission in accordance with the legal basis of the Erasmus+ Programme are not eligible to participate. Nevertheless, the legal entities hosting the Erasmus+ National Agencies or the structures and networks mentioned above are considered eligible applicants.
- Only applications from legal entities established in the following programme countries are eligible:
- For British applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, you will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible, to participate) or be required to leave the project on the basis of Article of the grant agreement;
- Proposals from applicants in candidate countries may be selected, if on the date of award, agreements have entered into force setting out the arrangements for the participation of those countries in the programme.
How to Apply
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Interested applicants can apply online via given website.
Eligible Countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, North Macedonia, Turkey, Serbia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
For more information, please visit https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding/social-inclusion-and-common-values-the-contribution-in-the-field-of-education-and-training_en