Call for proposals 2017 — Erasmus+ programme — Key action 3: Support for policy reform — Civil society cooperation in the fields of education and training and youth EACEA/26/2017 Closed!


The objective of the present Call is to provide structural support, referred to as operating grant, to European non-governmental organisations (ENGOs) and EU-wide networks active in the field of education and training or in the field of youth and pursuing the following general aims:

  • Raise stakeholder awareness of European policy agendas in education, training and youth, in particular Europe 2020, Education and Training 2020, specific policy agendas such as the Bologna or the Riga-Copenhagen processes, the European Agenda for Adult Learning, or the EU Youth Strategy.
  • Increase stakeholder commitment and cooperation with public authorities for the implementation of policies and reforms in the fields of education and training and of youth, in particular the country-specific recommendations issued in the framework of the European Semester.
  • Boost stakeholder participation in the field of education, training and youth.
  • Boost stakeholder involvement in the dissemination of policy and programme actions and results and of good practice among their membership and beyond.


Category 1: European non-governmental organisations (ENGO) in the field of education and training or in the field of youth;

The following is an indicative, non-exhaustive list:

  • Activities facilitating access and participation of stakeholders in the implementation of EU policy priorities in the field of education and training;
  • Exchanges of experience and good practice; networking and partnerships with other stakeholders;
  • Capacity-building for the member organisations, including peer learning, training, advisory, guidance and coaching activities to improve the effectiveness of policy actions;
  • Initiatives and events for developing the membership of the ENGO/EU-wide network;
  • Thematic and country-specific studies, analyses, surveys and reports on EU education and training priorities, in particular in the framework of the EU strategy for growth and jobs, including the European Semester, and of the ET 2020 strategic framework;
  • Awareness-raising, information, dissemination and promotion activities (seminars, workshops, campaigns, meetings, public debates, consultations, etc.) on EU policy priorities in the field of education and training and on EU funding instruments (European programmes – in particular Erasmus+, European Structural and Investment Funds) to support these priorities. Activities establishing synergies between Erasmus+ and other EU or national/regional funding sources are encouraged.
  • Cooperation projects to increase policy impact on target groups, sectors and/or systems;

Category 2: EU-wide networks in the field of education and training or in the field of youth.

The applicant must present a coherent and well-developed work programme integrating non-profit making, youth-led activities which are appropriate to the objectives of the Call. Notably:

  • Non-formal and informal learning and activity programmes targeted at young people and youth workers;
  • Activities for quality development of youth work;
  • Activities for the development and promotion of recognition and transparency tools in the field of youth;
  • Seminars, meetings, workshops, consultations, debates of young people on youth policies and/or European matters;
  • Consultations of young people feeding into the Structured Dialogue in the field of youth;
  • Activities for the promotion of young people's active participation in democratic life;
  • Activities for the promotion of intercultural learning and understanding in Europe;
  • Media and communication activities and tools on youth and European matters

European community funding

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

  • 6,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 14 December 2017 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call 2017 — Erasmus+ - Civil society cooperation in the fields of education and training and youth (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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