New Policy Reform Call Launched under Erasmus+ Education and Training Programme

A new Call has been launched under the education and training stream of the Erasmus+ programme. The Call falls under Key Action 3 – Policy Reform – Social Inclusion through Education, Training and Youth.

An estimated budget of €10 million is available for transnational cooperation projects for Education and Training under this Call. (A separate budget of €3 million is available under the Youth Strand of Erasmus+).

Grants are available for up to 90% of total eligible costs and the maximum grant per project will be €500,000.

Proposals must address one of the two following general objectives:

  • Preventing violent radicalisation and promoting democratic values, fundamental rights, intercultural understanding and active citizenship.
  • Fostering the inclusion of disadvantaged learners, including persons with a migrant background, while preventing and combating discriminatory practices.

In addition, proposals must address at least one and a maximum of three of the following specific objectives:

  • Improving the acquisition of social and civic competences, fostering knowledge, understanding and ownership of democratic values and fundamental rights.
  • Preventing and combating any form of discrimination and segregation in education.
  • Promoting gender equality in the learning environment, combating gender stereotypes and preventing gender-based violence.
  • Enhancing access to quality and inclusive mainstream education and training with a focus on the needs of disadvantaged learners.
  • Fostering mutual understanding and respect among people with different ethnic or religious backgrounds, beliefs or convictions, including by addressing stereotypes and promoting intercultural dialogue.
  • Enhancing critical thinking, cyber and media literacy among children, young people, youth workers and educational staff.
  • Creating inclusive and democratic learning environments.
  • Supporting teachers and educators in handling conflicts and dealing with diversity.
  • Preventing radicalisation in prisons and closed institutions.
  • Encouraging youth participation in social and civic life and developing inclusion and outreach practices to reach young people.
  • Facilitating the acquisition of the language(s) of instruction for newly arrived migrants.
  • Assessing knowledge and validating prior learning of newly arrived migrants.
  • Enhancing the quality of non-formal learning activities, youth work practices and volunteering.

Activities may include:

  • Cooperation/partnerships and networking models which involve combinations of relevant (public/private) stakeholders across different sectors.
  • Adapting learning practices, tools and materials, including curricula and course design.
  • Conferences, seminars, workshops and meetings with policy and decision makers.
  • Assessing, sharing and validating good practice and learning experiences.
  • Training and other capacity-building activities (eg for teachers, youth workers, local authorities, prison staff, etc.).
  • Supportive approaches and outreach practices from young people to young people.
  • Targeted awareness-raising and dissemination activities including information material and effective communication strategies.
  • Operational or policy recommendations in the field of education, training and youth that are relevant to the objectives of the Paris Declaration.
  • Evaluation activities.

The deadline for applications is 30 May 2016.  Find out more here

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