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Call: Initiatives for policy innovation

Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Key Action 3 – Support for policy reform"

Key Action 3 provides grants for a wide variety of actions aimed at stimulating innovative policy development, policy dialogue and implementation, and the exchange of knowledge in the fields of education, training and youth. The majority of them are managed by the EACEA. Most of the actions under KA3 are managed outside the annual general call for proposals. This Subprogramme focuses on the following topics:

  • Initiatives for policy innovation
  • European policy experimentations
  • Civil Society Cooperation
  • Studies and surveys
  • European policy tools
  • Cooperation with international organisations
  • Stakeholder dialogue, policy and programme promotion
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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.
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Thematic Focus Children & Youth, Education & Training, Community Integration, European Citizenship, Shared Services
Funding area EU Member States
Iceland / Ísland
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Turkey / Türkiye
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Iceland / Ísland
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, NGO / NPO, University, Association, Public Services, National Government
Applicant details Applicants considered eligible to respond to this call are:
  • Public authorities (ministry or equivalent) responsible for education, training or youth at the highest level in the relevant national or regional context (corresponding to NUTS codes 1 or 2; for countries where NUTS codes 1 or 2 are not available, the highest NUTS code available applies ( 1 )). Responsible public authorities for sectors other than education, training and youth (e.g. employment, finance, social affairs, home affairs, justice, health, etc.) are considered eligible as long as they demonstrate that they have a specific competence in the area in which the experimentation is to be carried out. Public authorities can delegate to be represented by other public or private organisations, as well as by legally established networks or associations of public authorities, provided that the delegation is in writing and makes explicit reference to the proposal being submitted.
  • Public or private organisations or institutions active in the fields of education, training or youth
  • Public or private organisations or institutions carrying out activities linked to education, training and/or youth in other socioeconomic sectors (e.g. public authorities, agencies or services responsible for: education, training, youth, employment, social affairs, home affairs, justice, quality assurance, recognition and/or validation; career guidance, chambers of commerce, business and social partners, trade organisations, civil society, cultural or sport organisations, evaluation or research entities, media, etc.)
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details The minimum partnership composition requirement for this call is: 4 entities representing 3 eligible countries.Partnerships must include at least one responsible public authority as indicated under point 2(a) from an EU Member State.
Recurring Call Yes
Project duration min 24 months
Project duration max 36 months
Further info Submission deadlines:
Pre-proposals: 10 April 2018
Full proposals: 25 September 2018
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details Co-funding rate: max. 75 %
Max. grant: 2 Mio. € per project
Submission EACEA eForm
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