Call for Proposals for the Award of grants for actions to develop and implement the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), including national and sectoral qualifications frameworks EACEA/06/09 Closed!


The objective of this call for proposals is to award grants to approximately 6-8 proposals, with participants from the maximum number of countries and sectors, to organise actions to facilitate consortia that will contribute to a successful and enduring implementation of the EQF, as an overarching framework to facilitate mobility and lifelong learning, through:

  • Support to the development, promotion and application of the learning outcomes approach for all  qualifications at all levels.
  • Support to the development and implementation of overarching National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs) based on learning outcomes at all levels.
  • Support the referencing of national qualifications levels to the EQF in a transparent and credible way supporting mutual trust between countries and sectors.

In adition to our useful documents section, further information about Call FP7-2010-ICT-GC, as well as relevant documents can be found at the EACEA website.


The activities eligible under this call, which will be carried out by consortia, may include projects which produce networks through which the mutual exchange of experiences produces concrete outcomes and enduring (that is, beyond the life of the project) solutions. The project's intended concrete outcomes and proposed solutions must be precisely formulated and made explicit in the application.

  • Surveys and research in the chosen field to identify issues, challenges and barriers.
  • Workshops and seminars to examine the challenges, and to propose solutions to these.
  • Establishing specialised working groups and networks to progress solutions.
  • Drafting guidance and other information tools/manuals to assist experts and stakeholders in interpreting and applying the EQF; providing translations as appropriate.
  • Promoting awareness of the project's activities and disseminating results to relevant stakeholders.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 2,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 14 August 2009 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • General Guidelines to the Call for Proposals (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Award of grants for actions to develop and implement the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)
  • Universities

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Education and Culture

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