Erasmus+KA3:Support for policy reform - Initiatives for policy innovation - Policy experimentations in the fields of education, training led by high-level public authorities

Launched by the European Commission, the objective of this call is to promote the improvement of the effectiveness and efficiency of education and training systems through the collection and evaluation of evidence on the systemic impact of innovative policy measures.

Specific objectives of this call are 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, training fields,
- Enhance the collection and analysis of substantive evidence to ensure the successful implementation of innovative measures,
- Facilitate the transferability and scalability of innovative measures.

Priority themes
1. Promoting social inclusion and shared EU values through through formal and non-formal learning;
2. Mainstreaming and further developing multilingual pedagogies in school education (e.g. working in multilingual classrooms/with bilingual children) and supporting teachers and their training to deal with diversity in classrooms;
3. Digital assessment: identifying best practices across educational sectors and countries and scaling up of best practices and experimentation;
4. VET teachers and trainers in work-based learning/apprenticeship (VET);
5. Implementation of Upskilling Pathways for adults without an upper secondary qualification or equivalent;
6. Policies and incentives to support innovative teaching and pedagogical training in higher education, including through open and digital education;
7. Creation of a European-wide hub for online learning, blended/virtual mobility, virtual campuses and collaborative exchange of best practices

Eligible applicants
(a) Public authorities (ministry or equivalent) responsible for education and training at the highest level in the relevant national or regional context;
(b) Public or private organisations or institutions active in the fields of education and training or other relevant fields;
(c) Public or private organisations or institutions carrying out cross-sector activities linked to education and training in other socioeconomic sectors;

Eligible countries
— 28 Member States of the European Union,
— EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway,
— EU candidate countries: Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Minimum partnership composition
The minimum partnership composition requirement for this call is: 4 entities representing 3 eligible countries.

Eligible activities
Projets must start between 1 January 2019 and 28 February 2019.

The total budget available for the co-financing of projects under the present call is EUR 10 000 000.
The financial contribution from the EU cannot exceed 75 % of the total eligible costs.
The maximum grant per project will be EUR 2 000 000.
The Agency reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.

- pre-proposals: 10 April 2018, 12.00 noon CET,
- full proposals: 25 September 2018, 12.00 noon CET.

An information meeting for high-level public authorities interested in this Call will be held on 29 January 2018. Interested participants need to register here by 19 January 2018.
The event will be webcast live here from 08:30 to 17:00  CET.

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