EU: CFPs on European Forward Looking-Cooperation Projects in the field of Education and Training

Deadline: 19 March 2019

The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals for its program entitled “European Forward-Looking Cooperation Projects in the field of Education and Training” with an aim to identify, test, develop or assess innovative policy approaches that have the potential of becoming mainstreamed and improving education and training systems.

Program Objectives

  • The general objectives of this call are:
    • to promote innovation in education and training fields through European cooperation at both policy and practice levels,
    • to empower key stakeholders in developing and mainstreaming policy innovation.
  • The specific objectives of this call are:
    • to kick-start longer-term changes and field-test innovative solutions to challenges in the education and training fields, which have the potential of becoming mainstreamed and to generate a sustainable and systemic impact on education and training systems,
    • to support trans-national cooperation and mutual learning on forward-looking issues among key stakeholders,
    • to facilitate the collection and analysis of evidence to substantiate innovative policies and practices.

Priority Areas

  • Acquisition of basic skills by low-skilled adults;
  • Designing and assessing the effectiveness of continuing training to meet current and future skill needs;
  • Promoting innovative technology in the field of providing career guidance;
  • Promoting innovative and cross-disciplinary approaches to STE(A)M teaching in education;
  • Promoting the use of self-reflection tools to support innovation and systemic change in education and training institutions;
  • Higher education — achieving the aims of the Digital Education Action Plan (including Open Science), and assessing learning outcomes for the purpose of benchmarking among higher education institutions.

Proposals not addressing any of the six call priorities will not be considered.

Budget Information

  • The total budget available for the co-financing of projects under the present call is EUR 12 000 000.
  • Financial contribution from the EU cannot exceed 75 % of the total eligible project costs.
  • The maximum grant per project is EUR 500 000.
  • The Agency reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available for this call.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible applicants are public and private organisations active in the fields of education, training and youth or other socioeconomic sectors, or organisations carrying out cross-sector activities (e.g. recognition centres, chambers of commerce, trade organisations, civil society and cultural organisations, stakeholders’ networks, NGOs, education ministries, training providers, etc.).
  • 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 project. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the project 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 II.16.3.1(a) of the Grant Agreement.
  • The minimum partnership composition requirement for this call is three organisations representing three Programme Countries.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

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  • Avatar owande says:

    I run asset management and financial advisory company in East Africa we are trying to develop hostels for university students in Rwanda and again train micro finance companies within Rwanda and Uganda, credit risk management and Financial risk management. We wish to get grants to subsidize our cost.
    Any Ideas

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi owande,

      Thank you for contacting fundsforNGOs.

      FundsforNGOs is a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding. We are not a funding organization and we do not provide grants.

      You can find good opportunities and programmes at

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar victor luganda says:

    Hello, do accept applications from Kenya?

  • Avatar kamal says:


    We are an organization who work in Lebanon, is Lebanon eligible for this program?

  • Avatar Qla Zetterberg says:

    Does all of the three applying organisations be in the EU or can there be 2 organisations from the EU and one from outside of EU?

    Best regards/Qla Zetterberg

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Qla Zetterberg,

      Only applications from legal entities established in the following Programme Countries are eligible: the 28 Member States of the European Union, the EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, EU candidate countries: the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and Serbia.

      Good luck!

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