Call for proposals
Erasmus+ , Key Action 3 “Support for policy reform — Initiatives for Policy Innovation” - EACEA/28/2017
Objectives and description
European policy experimentations under ‘Erasmus+ Key Action 3 (Support for policy reform),
“Initiatives for policy innovation”, are transnational cooperation
projects supporting the implementation of the European Union policy
agendas on Education and Training, including sector-specific agendas
such as the Bologna and Copenhagen processes.
This action aims 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. This call requires
the involvement of high-level public authorities of the eligible
countries and the use of sound and widely recognised evaluation methods
based on field trials (experimentation).
The specific objectives of this call are to:
trans-national cooperation and mutual learni g among public authorities
at the highest institutional level of the eligible countries in order
to foster systemic improvement and innovation in the education and
· Enhance the collection and analysis of substantive evidence to ensure the successful implementation of innovative measures;
· Facilitate the transferability and scalability of innovative measures.
The priority themes for this call are:
· Promoting social inclusion and shared EU values through formal and non-formal learning;
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
assessment: identifying best practices across educational sectors and
countries and scaling up of best practices and experimentation;
· VET teachers and trainers in work-based learning/apprenticeship (VET);
· Implementation of Upskilling Pathways for adults without an upper secondary qualification or equivalent;
and incentives to support innovative teaching and pedagogical training
in higher education, including through open and digital education;
of a European-wide hub for online learning, blended/virtual mobility,
virtual campuses and collaborative exchange of best practices.
Applicants considered eligible to respond to this call are:
authorities (Ministry or equivalent) responsible for education and
training at the highest level in the relevant national or regional
context (corresponding to NUTS codes 1 or 2; for countries where NUTS
codes 1 or 2 are not available, the highest NUTS code available applies.
Responsible public authorities for sectors other than education and
training (e.g. employment, finance, social affairs, home affairs,
justice, health, etc.) are considered eligible as long as they
demonstrate that they have a specific competence in the area in which
the experimentation is to be carried out. Public authorities can
delegate to be represented by other public or private organisations, as
well as by legally established networks or associations of public
authorities, provided that the delegation is in writing and makes
explicit reference to the proposal being submitted.
· Public or private organisations or institutions active in the fields of education or training or other relevant fields.
or private organisations or institutions carrying out cross-sector
activities linked to education and training in other socioeconomic
sectors (e.g. NGOs, information or guidance services, public
authorities, agencies or services responsible for: education, training,
youth, employment, social affairs, home affairs, justice, quality
assurance, recognition and/or validation; career guidance, chambers of
commerce, business and social partners, trade organisations, civil
society, cultural or sport organisations, evaluation or research
entities, media etc.).
Only proposals 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: Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Consortia must include at least 4 entities representing 3 eligible countries. Specifically:
least three public authorities (Ministries or equivalent) or delegated
bodies each from a different programme country, or a legally established
network/association of public authorities representing at least three
different programme countries. The network or association must have a
delegation from at least 3 responsible public authorities to operate on
their behalf for the specific project proposal. Partnerships must
include at least one responsible public authority from a Member State of
the European Union.
least one public or private entity with expertise in counterfactual
analysis and policy impact evaluation (‘researcher’). Such entity shall
be responsible for the methodological aspects and the field trial
protocols. The partnership can involve more than one such entity, as
long as the work is coordinated and consistent.
A project proposal can only be coordinated and submitted – on behalf of all applicants — by one of the following:
· A public authority;
· A legally established network or association of public authorities;
public or private entity delegated to reply to the call by a public
authority. Delegated entities must have an explicit endorsement in
writing by a public authority, to submit and coordinate the project
proposal on their behalf.
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.
Deadline of proposals' submission
The submission and selection of proposals will take place in two stages: pre-proposal stage and full proposal stage.
The deadline for submitting pre-proposals is 10 April 2018 at 12:00 (noon), CET.
The deadline for submitting proposals is 25 September 2018 at 12:00 (noon), CET.
are requested to read carefully all information about the call for
proposals and the submission procedure, and to use the documents forming
part of the application (Application Package) at: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding/key-action-3-initiatives-for-policy-innovation-european-policy-experimentation-eacea-282017_en
Please find attached the call for proposals.
information meeting for high-level public authorities interested in the
Call on European policy experimentations will be held on 29 January
For questions related to the call of proposals please refer to: EACEA-Policy-Support@ec.europa.eu
More information: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding/key-action-3-initiatives-for-policy-innovation-european-policy-experimentation-eacea-282017_en
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THE GREEK TRANSLATION OF THE CALL TEXT IS ATTACHED