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Call for Proposals EACEA/04/2013 Implementation of the European strategic objectives in Education and Training (ET 2020)

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Call for Proposals EACEA/04/2013

Implementation of the European strategic objectives in Education and Training (ET 2020)

 

Deadline: 16 September 2013

 

The general objective of the call for proposals is:

To encourage European policy cooperation to support – through ET 2020 – countries’ efforts to meet the objectives of Europe 2020, as reflected in the 2013 Annual Growth Survey and the Rethinking Education Communication, notably: developing skills for growth and competitiveness, strengthening youth employability and reducing early school leaving levels, in a context that priorities efficient investment in education and training, by:

  • supporting awareness-raising and institutional commitment, coordination and partnership with all stakeholders to promote, in particular, skills for growth and competitiveness and youth employability (part A);
  • supporting the development, testing and evaluation, by means of field trials, of innovative policy solutions to reduce early school leaving. (part B).

The call also provides opportunities for ministries and stakeholders to test – in real life situations – the implementation of innovative policies (policy experimentations) addressing European goals.

This call for proposals comprises two separate parts:

  • Part A – Support to national implementation and awareness raising of the objectives of European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020).
  • Part B – Support to implementation of innovative policy solutions at institutional level to reduce early school leaving, in line with the priorities set out in Europe 2020 and ET 2020.

 

Eligible activities

Part A — Support to national implementation and awareness-raising of the objectives of European  cooperation in education and training (‘ET 2020’ )

The activities to be financed under this part of the call include:

— awareness-raising activities stimulating national debates and dialogue linked to the implementation of  the four strategic objectives of ‘ET 2020’ to support the ‘Europe 2020’ strategy,

— establishment of stakeholder fora on national lifelong learning strategies to combat youth  unemployment and to promote growth,

— dissemination and awareness-raising activities under ‘ET 2020’ to enhance learning opportunities  through alternative pathways,

— follow-up actions at national level by linking the results of the open method of coordination to existing  national programmes.

Part B — Support to implementation of innovative policy solutions at institutional level to reduce early  school leaving, in line with the priorities set out in ‘Europe 2020’ and ‘ET 2020’

The activities to be financed under this part of the call include:

— development, testing and evaluation of innovative policy solutions to reduce early school leaving, by  means of field trials carried out through transnational partnerships,

— joint design and testing of innovative policy actions involving a sufficiently high number of educational  establishments,

— analysis, from a policy point of view, of the effectiveness, efficiency and conditions for scalability of  policy experimentation results and for transnational transfer of good practices,

— systematic dissemination at national and European level; facilitating transferability between different  education and training systems and policies.

Budget

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects amounts to EUR 4 million.

Financial contribution from the European Union cannot exceed 75 % of the total eligible costs.

The maximum grant per project will be EUR 120 000 for part A and EUR 800 000 for part B.

Eligible countries:

  • the 27 Member States of the European Union,
  • the EEA/EFTA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway,
  • candidate countries: Croatia, Turkey,
  • Switzerland,
  • Serbia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Montenegro

Third country participation is not allowed for this action. At least one country of the partnership must be an EU Member State.

 

For more information and call documents click here.

 

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