Call for proposals 2016 — Erasmus+ programme — Key action 3: Support for policy reform — Initiatives for policy innovation — European forward-looking cooperation projects in the fields of education and training EACEA/41/2016 Closed!


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 transnational 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.

Proposals submitted under the present call must address one of the five priorities listed below:

  • acquisition of basic skills by low-skilled adults,
  • promoting performance-based approaches in VET,
  • promoting innovative technology in the field of providing career guidance,
  • professionalisation of staff (school education, including early childhood education and care),
  • achieving the aims of the renewed EU strategy for higher education.


The activities to be financed under this call may include (not exhaustive list):

  • analyses, studies, mapping exercises,
  • research activities,
  • training activities,
  • drafting of reports, project conclusions, policy recommendations,
  • workshops,
  • conferences/seminars,
  • tests and assessments of innovative approaches at grass-roots level,
  • awareness-raising and dissemination actions,
  • actions aiming at the creation and improvement of networks, exchange of good practice,
  • development of ICT tools (software, platforms, apps, etc.) or learning resources,
  • development of other intellectual outputs.

European community funding

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

  • 8,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 14 March 2017 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call 2016 — Erasmus+ - European forward-looking cooperation projects in the fields of education and training (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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