Call for proposals 2019 — Erasmus+ programme — Key action 3: Support for policy reform — Initiatives for policy innovation — European policy experimentations in the fields of Education and Training led by high-level public authorities EACEA/38/2019 Closed!


European policy experimentations are trans-national cooperation projects led by high-level public authorities from the Programme Countries. They involve testing the relevance, effectiveness, potential impact and scalability of policy measures through parallel field trials in different countries, based on (semi-) experimental approaches and common evaluation protocols. By combining strategic leadership, methodological soundness and a strong European dimension, they enable mutual learning and support evidence-based policy at European level.

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 and training 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:


  • Digital education and competences
  • Teaching and teachers


  • Funding mechanisms for upskilling and reskilling, including schemes similar to Individual Learning Accounts
  • Policy and processes to support the validation of non-formal and informal learning, including through effective guidance

European community funding

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

  • 14,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 21 April 2020 - one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 24 September 2020 - 8 months ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call 2019 — Erasmus+ - European policy experimentations in the fields of Education and Training led by high-level public authorities (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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