Call for proposals — Implementation of the European strategic objectives in education and training (ET 2020) EACEA/04/13 Closed!


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 prioritises 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).


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.

For Parts A and B:

Activities must start between 1 March 2014 and 31 May 2014.

European community funding

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

  • 4,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 16 September 2013 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call — Implementation of the objectives in education and training (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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