European Forward Looking Cooperation Projects in the field of Education and Training

EU Call for Proposals
Last date: 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
United Kingdom

Detailed Description

The European Union (EU) is seeking applications for its program entitled “European Forward Looking Cooperation Projects in the field of Education and Training” with an aim to support reforms and innovation in education, training and youth through trans-national cooperation projects.
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


  • Priority 1 – Acquisition of basic skills by low-skilled adults
  • Priority 2 – Promoting performance based approaches in VET
  • Priority 3 – Promoting innovative technology in the field of providing career guidance
  • Priority 4 – Professionalisation of staff (school education, including early childhood education and care)
  • Priority 5 – Achieving the aims of the renewed EU strategy for higher education

Funding Information

The total budget available for the co-financing of projects under the present call is EUR 8.000.000
Financial contribution from the EU cannot exceed 75% of the total eligible project costs
The maximum grant per project is EUR 500.000
Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants considered eligible to respond to this call are:
  • public authorities at national/regional/local level responsible for education and training policy
  • non-profit organisations (NGOs), private or public
  • research centres
  • schools or other educational institutions
  • higher education institutions
  • chambers of commerce
  • stakeholders networks
  • recognition centres
  • evaluation/quality assurance bodies
  • trade organisations and employers
  • trade unions and staff associations
  • career guidance services
  • civil society and cultural organisations
  • companies
  • international organisations
  • 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 and Turkey 

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.
For more information, please visit Call for proposals 2017

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