A Call for proposals under the Lifelong Learning Programme for the Implementation of the European strategic objectives in education and training (ET 2020) EACEA/20/12 has been launched!

A Call for proposals under the Lifelong Learning Programme for the Implementation of the European strategic objectives in education and training (ET 2020) (stakeholder cooperation, experimentation and innovation) EACEA/20/12 has been launched!

The call is divided in two:
Part A — Support to national implementation and awareness-raising of the objectives of European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020)
Part B — Support to implementation of innovative learning environments using ICT (called ‘creative class­ rooms’) in the frame of transnational cooperation in the development and implementation of transversal education and training policy issues linked to the priorities set out in Europe 2020 and ET 2020

The aim of the call is:
to promote the implementation of the four strategic objectives of the ‘Strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020)’ (lifelong learning and mobility; quality and efficiency; equity, social cohesion and active citizenship; creativity and innovation) and the strategic priorities agreed for 2012-14 through activities improving institutional commitment, coordination and partnership with all relevant stakeholders at national/regional/local levels, by:
— supporting awareness-raising and institutional commitment, coordination and partnership with all stake­ holders, with a focus on the role of education and training in preventing and reducing youth unemployment (part A),
— supporting trans-national co-operation (policy experimentation, joint policy development, exchange of good practice and innovation) in the development and implementation of innovative policy approaches in line with the priorities set out in Europe 2020 and ET 2020, with a focus on ‘creative classrooms’ (part B).

Transnational cooperation may occur at national, regional or local level; it may cover different types (formal, non-formal, informal) and levels (pre-school, primary, secondary, tertiary, adult, initial and continuing vocational education and training) of learning and may include links to other sectors (e.g. employment and business).

Actions:
Part A.1 — Support to national implementation and awareness-raising of the objectives of European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020) focused on involvement of public authorities
Part A.2 — Support to national implementation and awareness-raising of the objectives of European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020) focused on involvement of stakeholder organisations
Part B — Support to implementation of innovative learning environments using ICT (called ‘creative class­ rooms’) in the frame of transnational cooperation in the development and implementation of transversal education and training policy issues linked to the priorities set out in Europe 2020 and ET 2020

Activities must start between 1 March 2013 and 31 May 2013.
The duration of projects is 12 months for part A and 24 months for part B.

Eligible organisations:
National or regional ministries in charge of education and training and lifelong learning policies, and other authorities/bodies and stakeholders’ organisations active in the development and implementation of lifelong learning policies.
Stakeholders’ organisations include European, national and regional associations or organisations whose main activities or core responsibilities are directly linked to any education and training sector, in particular social partner organisations and other national or regional associations that represent the interests of a societal group in the establishment and implementation of lifelong learning policies.

Applications may be submitted by organisations (including all partner organisations) established in countries participating in the Lifelong Learning Programme:
— the 27 EU Member States,
— the three EEA/EFTA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway,
— candidate countries: Croatia, former Yugoslave Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey,
— Switzerland.

Third country participation is not allowed for this action. At least one country of the partnership must be an EU Member State (applies only to part B of this call).

Budget:
The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects amounts to EUR 3,8 million.
Financial contribution from the European Union cannot exceed 75 % of the total eligible costs.
The maximum grant per project will be EUR 120 000 for part A (A.1 and A.2) and EUR 800 000 for part B.

Deadline: 1 October 2012 12.00 noon (Central European Time)

Read more: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:C:2012:169:0019:0024:EN:PDF

The call will be added to the Eurodesk database.