Call for proposals 2021 – Preparatory action - Increasing access to educational tools in areas and communities with low connectivity or access to technologies PPPA-2021-RemoteDigEdu Closed!


This action aims at addressing inequalities of access to digital education by enhancing inclusion and by reducing the digital gap suffered by pupils from remote areas and communities with low connectivity, limited or no access to devices and digital educational tools and content.
This action aims at developing a strategy designed to increase access to digital education in the EU remote areas and communities that mostly need such support. The action will also run deployment actions in primary, secondary and vocational schools in order to implement and test some of the most suitable technical solutions to reduce the digital gap suffered by pupils from remote areas and communities. These deployment actions will be accompanied by targeted educational consultation and training services for schools and teachers.


The following types of activities are eligible under this call for proposals:

  • Consultation and training services and activities;
  • Deployment pilots providing financial support to third parties (see point 11.7.d);
  • Studies, analyses, surveys;
  • High-level events, awareness raising and communication activities;
  • Actions aiming at community building and exchange of good practices;
  • Project website putting together best practice examples;
  • Preparation and publishing of ready-to-use guidelines and standards;
  • Awareness and dissemination actions.

European community funding

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

  • 2,37 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 July 2021 - 2 months ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (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


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