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Call: European policy experimentation

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Programme
Erasmus+
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Erasmus+"

Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.

Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training, and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.

It will also support national efforts to modernise Education, Training, and Youth systems. In the field of Sport, there will be support for grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.

Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training, and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the EducationTraining, Youth, and Sport sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.

Link http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm
Description of programme
"Key Action 3 – Supporting for Policy Reform"

This Key Action supports initiatives for policy innovation aimed to develop new policies or prepare their implementation. They include specific calls for proposals managed by the Executive Agency on:

  • Knowledge in the fields of education, training and youth, involving evidence gathering, analysis and peer learning
  • forward-looking cooperation projects on policy development

  • European policy experimentations, led by high-level public authorities and involving field trials in several countries based on sound evaluation methods.

  • Cooperation with international organisationssuch as the OECD and the Council of Europe
  • Promote dialogue with stakeholders and support to programmes and policies within public authorities, providers and stakeholders in the fields of education, vocational training and youth
Title Initiatives for policy innovation
Description of call
"Initiatives for policy innovation"

Within Key Action 3 - Support for Policy Reform, the Initiatives for policy innovation in the fields of Education and Training are Initiatives for policy innovation aimed to develop new policies or prepare their implementation.

Two types of actions are foreseen under the Initiatives for policy innovation:

  • Forward-looking cooperation projects, which aims to stimulate innovative policy development;
  • European policy experimentations, which are led by high level public authorities to experiment policy implementation through field trials in several countries based on sound evaluation methods.
Select Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Liechtenstein
Norway / Norge
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Call
European policy experimentation
Description of call
"European policy experimentation"

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)

 

Link https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding/key-action-3-initiatives-for-policy-innovation-european-policy-experimentation-eacea-342015_en
Thematic Focus Education, European Citizenship, Youth, Mobility, Sports
Funding area EU Member States
Danube Region
Eastern Partnership
Neighbouring Countries
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Liechtenstein
Norway / Norge
Turkey / Türkiye
Select Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Liechtenstein
Norway / Norge
Turkey / Türkiye
Eligible applicants Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, NGO / NPO, Public Services
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

The minimum partnership composition requirement for this call is:  4 entities representing 3 eligible countries. Specifically: 

  • At least one public authority (Ministry or equivalent) or delegated body from 3 different eligible countries, or a legally established network/association of public authorities representing at least three different eligible countries. The network or association must have a delegation from at least 3 responsible public authorities to operate on their behalf for the specific project proposal.
  • Partnerships must include at least one responsible public authority from an EU Member State. 
  • At least one public or private entity with expertise in counterfactual analysis and policy impact evaluation (‘researcher’). Such entity shall be responsible for the methodological aspects and the field trial protocols. The partnership can involve more than one such entity, as long as the work is coordinated and consistent.
Recurring Call Yes
Project starts 01.01.2017
Project duration min 24 months
Project duration max 36 months
Financial details

Total budget: 10 000 000 Mio € 

The financial contribution from the EU cannot exceed 75 % of the total eligible costs.

The maximum grant per project will be 2 000 000 Mio €

Submission

The Guidelines for applicants and the Application Package are available on the following website:

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding/key-action-3-initiatives-for-policy-innovation-european-policyexperimentation-eacea-342015_en

 

E-mail contact details: EACEA-Policy-Support@ec.europa.eu 


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