Erasmus+ Programme - Key Action 3: support for policy reform - initiatives for policy innovation - European policy experimentations in the fields of education, training and youth led by high-level public authorities EACEA/34/2015 Closed!


European policy experimentations under Erasmus+ key action 3 (Support for policy reform) — initiatives for policy innovation are transnational cooperation projects supporting the implementation of the European Union policy agendas on education, training and youth, including sector-specific agendas such as the Bologna and Copenhagen processes.

The general objective of this call for proposals is to promote the improvement of the effectiveness and efficiency of education and training systems and youth policies through the collection and evaluation of evidence on the systemic impact of innovative policy measures. This call requires the involvement of high-level public authorities of the eligible countries and the use of sound and widely recognised evaluation methods based on field trials (experimentation).

The specific objectives of this call are to:

  • Promote trans-national cooperation and mutual learning among public authorities at the highest institutional level of the eligible countries in order to foster systemic improvement and innovation in the education, training and youth fields,
  • Enhance the collection and analysis of substantive evidence to ensure the successful implementation of innovative measures,
  • Facilitate the transferability and scalability of innovative measures.


The priority themes for this call are:

Education and Training field

  1. Promoting fundamental values through Education and Training addressing diversity in the learning environment
  2. Employment and Skills: validation of informal and non-formal learning in Education and Training
  3. Strengthening teacher training and education by using the opportunities of new technologies (School education)
  4. Towards more innovative and entrepreneurial higher education institutions through institutional change (Higher education)
  5. VET teachers and trainers in work-based learning/apprenticeship (VET)
  6. Implementation of a framework for the assessment of the effectiveness of adult learning policies

Youth field
7. Reaching out: developing capacity for tackling and preventing marginalisation and violent radicalisation among young people

European community funding

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

  • 14,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 14 April 2016 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Erasmus+ Programme - Key Action 3: support for policy reform - initiatives for policy innovation - European policy experimentations (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Any legal organisation

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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Education and Culture

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