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Call: European policy network on teachers and school leaders

Programme
Acronym Erasmus+ 2021-2027
Description of programme
"Erasmus+ 2021-2027"

Erasmus+ 2021-2027 is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport, which are key areas that support citizens in their personal and professional development. High quality, inclusive education and training, as well as informal and non-formal learning, ultimately equip young people and participants of all ages with the qualifications and skills needed for their meaningful participation in democratic society, intercultural understanding and successful transition in the labour market. Spending time in another country to study, to learn and to work should become the standard, while speaking two other languages in addition to ones’ mother tongue should be the norm.

Objectives

The general objective of the Programme is to support, through lifelong learning, the educational, professional and personal development of people in education, training, youth and sport, in Europe and beyond, thereby contributing to sustainable growth, quality jobs and social cohesion, to driving innovation, and to strengthening European identity and active citizenship.

The Programme has the following specific objectives:

  • promote learning mobility of individuals and groups, as well as cooperation, quality, inclusion and equity, excellence, creativity and innovation at the level of organisations and policies in the field of education and training;
  • promote non-formal and informal learning mobility and active participation among young people, as well as cooperation, quality, inclusion, creativity and innovation at the level of organisations and policies in the field of youth;
  • promote learning mobility of sport staff, as well as cooperation, quality, inclusion, creativity and innovation at the level of sport organisations and sport policies.

Priorities

Inclusion and Diversity

The programme seeks to increase the qualitative impact of its actions and to ensure equal opportunities. To this end, the programme will reach out to people of different ages and from diverse cultural, social and economic backgrounds. It will focus on people with fewer opportunities, including those with disabilities, educational difficulties, or a migrant background, as well as those living in rural and remote areas.

Digital Transformation

In line with the Digital Education Action Plan’s priorities, the programme will develop accessible and high-quality digital learning, foster the capacity of teachers, trainers and youth workers, etc. to use digital tools and content, test and promote distance, as well as blended learning. The mobility actions of the programme will provide an increased number of opportunities to acquire and develop digital skills through initiatives such as the Digital Opportunity Traineeships scheme. The implementation of the programme will be significantly digitalised and simplified for participants, in particular through the European Student Card initiative and a revamped IT architecture for beneficiaries and implementing bodies.

Environment and fight against climate change

In line with the European Green Deal, the programme will lead by example, by encouraging participants to use lower-carbon transport as an alternative to flying. Erasmus funding will also be channelled into building up knowledge and understanding of sustainability and climate action, so that Europeans acquire the world-leading competences needed to create sustainable societies, lifestyles and economies.

Participation in democratic life

The Programme addresses the citizens’ limited participation in its democratic processes and their lack of knowledge about the European Union, and tries to help them overcome the difficulties in actively engaging and participating in their communities or in the Union's political and social life. Strengthening citizens’ understanding of the European Union from an early age is crucial for the Union’s future.

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Call
European policy network on teachers and school leaders
Description of call
"European policy network on teachers and school leaders"

Objectives

The overall objective of this topic is to develop and support a Europe-wide network of relevant organisations (policy makers, practitioners, researchers, representatives of migrant communities, and other stakeholders) to analyse and co-create knowledge on effective policy approaches for high-quality inclusive education of children and young people with a migrant background, to promote co-operation between different stakeholders, to disseminate effective practices and innovative approaches more widely, and to support the Commission's policy work on inclusion of children and young people with a migrant background in and through education in the context of the European Education Area as outlined above.

This network will build on existing activities developed at European level, especially on initiatives and projects supported through European Union programmes and policy initiatives in the field of education.

The specific objectives comprise the following:

  1. Create and continuously develop a broad, sustainable and inclusive network to facilitate dialogue and co-operation among policy makers, practitioners, researchers, representatives of migrant communities, and other stakeholders. The network should promote and support evidence-informed policy-making and continuous collaboration among partners in the network and with other relevant stakeholders at international, European, national, regional and local levels, including other networks and projects funded through EU programmes;
  2. Analyse and co-create knowledge on effective policy approaches for high-quality inclusive education of children and young people with a migrant background (covering also the specific needs of refugee children and young people) with a view to supporting policy development and implementation at different governance levels as well as to informing the Commission's policy work on inclusion of children and young people with a migrant background in and through education;
  3. Identify, share and promote effective practice and stimulate innovation and strategic development in policy, implementation and provision at different governance levels;
  4. Disseminate results and recommendations within and beyond the network, and inform EU-level debate, including co-operation under the European Education Area. Target audiences should include policy-makers at different governance levels, as well as practitioners, researchers and stakeholders across Europe;
  5. Monitor and evaluate activities of the network on the basis of concrete, measurable indicators for their impact; this work should be supported through external evaluation.

Scope

The scope and content of the work of the network is defined by the shared political priorities of EU Member States as outlined in Section 1 above. It follows the broad themes defined in the 2020 Communication of Achieving the European Education Area by 2025, In addition, the network should also take into account the evolution of the European Education Area priorities and, where relevant and supportive of the core work, participating countries' national priorities, appropriate research, and developments within other international organisations.

The network should also take into account the work done by the European Education Policy Network available at their website.

Themes and priorities

The themes and priorities of the European policy network on teachers and school leaders follow the priorities set out Communication on the European Education Area and the Council Resolution and in particular:

  • Initial and continuous education of teachers and school leaders;
  • Continuum and coherence of support to teachers’ and school leaders’ competence development;
  • Well-being of teachers and school leaders.
  • Professional communities and networks of teachers and school leaders;
  • Making teaching careers more varied and attractive;
  • Support to teachers and school leaders to make schools more inclusive and equitable;
  • Developing and sharing innovative pedagogies, approaches and effective policies responding to current needs;
  • Developing schools to respond and contribute to crises situations such as receiving and integrating refugees and migrants.

The following activities are eligible under this call of proposals:

  • Creation and further development of the network; cooperation with partner institutions and organisations inside and outside the network;
  • Activities aiming to develop, test, adapt and adopt/implement innovative policy and practice;
  • Exchange of experiences and good practice, peer learning activities, peer reviews, study visits and workshops; organisation of conferences and seminars;
  • Joint research, surveys, studies and analyses in the thematic area of the call, including country analysis or mapping of approaches and practices; analysis of recent or ongoing reforms;
  • Awareness raising and dissemination of results;
  • Continuous reporting including policy recommendations, evaluation and monitoring of network activities.

Expected impact

The network, building on its expertise, collecting and analysing evidence and co-creating innovative practices on the themes and priorities set above and effective dissemination, is expected to contribute to the education and support for teachers and school leaders at all stages of their careers. This, in turn, will help further develop school education and respective policies in line with national goals and objectives and the European Education Area.

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Thematic Focus Children & Youth, Education & Training, Equal Rights, Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Social Inclusion, Capacity Building, Cooperation Networks, Institutional Cooperation, Community Integration, European Citizenship, Shared Services, Demographic Change, Migration
Funding area EU Member States
Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Faroe Islands / Føroyar
Iceland / Ísland
Kosovo
Liechtenstein
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Faroe Islands / Føroyar
Iceland / Ísland
Kosovo
Liechtenstein
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Eligible applicants University, Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, International Organization, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), NGO / NPO, Public Services, Other, Association, Research Institution, National Government, Start Up Company, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined)
Applicant details

In order to be eligible, the applicants must be:

  • legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • Erasmus+ Programm Countiers (EU Member State and non-EU countries)
    • Non-EU countries: listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Erasmus+ Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature (list of participating countries)
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of applicants (beneficiaries, not affiliated entities) from at least 15 different eligible countries.

Networks are eligible if they are composed by at least 15 full members from at least 15 different eligible countries. The networks should be legally established as legal entities. The composition of networks has to be demonstrated in the Part B of the Application Form.

Call opens 07.06.2022
Call closes 12.10.2022
Project duration max 48 months
Further info

Proposal page limits and layout:

The application form will have two parts:

  • Part A contains administrative information about the participants
  • Part B contains the technical description of the project
  • mandatory annexes and supporting documents:
    • detailed budget table
    • list of previous projects (key projects for the last 4 years)

Page limit - Part B: 70 pages

Type of Funding Grants
Financial details

The available call budget is EUR 1,200,000.

The grant will be a lump sum grant. The amount will be fixed by the granting authority on the basis of the estimated project budget and a funding rate of 80%.

Only one proposal per topic can be funded.

Submission Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System. Paper submissions are NOTpossible.
Contact Details

European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) - https://www.eacea.ec.europa.eu/index_en

Since 2006, the European Education and Culture Executive Agency has been a catalyst for projects in education, training, youth, sport, audiovisual, culture, citizenship and humanitarian aid. On behalf of the European Commission, EACEA strives to foster innovation in these areas, always in a spirit of cross-border cooperation and mutual respect.

EACEA are project managers, facilitators of knowledge exchange, and supporters of European projects that connect people and cultures.

National Agencies

To bring Erasmus+ as close as possible to the participants and make sure it works well across different countries, the EU works with National Agencies to manage the programme.

The National Agencies are based in Programme Countries and their role involves

  • providing information on Erasmus+
  • selecting projects to be funded
  • monitoring and evaluating Erasmus+
  • supporting applicants and participants
  • working with other National Agencies and the EU
  • promoting Erasmus+
  • sharing success stories and best practices

The list of National Agencies can be found here. Countries not in the list of Programme countries may alternately have a National Erasmus+ Office.

National Erasmus+ Offices

National Erasmus+ Offices (NEOs) assist the European Commission and local authorities in the implementation of Erasmus+ in certain Partner Countries.

These countries are located in the Western Balkans, the Eastern and Southern Mediterranean and Central Asia. Russia also has a National Office.

Providing information on Erasmus+, monitoring and evaluating funded projects, assisting applicants and participants, supporting policy dialogue and maintaining contact with local authorities and EU Delegations are among the responsibilities of the NEOs.

The list of National Erasmus+ Offices is available on the website of the Education, Culture, and Audiovisual Executive Agency.


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