New call for proposals of the European program for cooperation and innovation in education, training, youth and sport opened
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Introduction to the program
Erasmus+ is a European Union program that aims to promote cooperation and innovation in education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027.
The program has general goals and specific objectives.
Regarding the former, the general aim of the Erasmus+ program is, on the one hand, to give opportunities to those who are socially or economically disadvantaged and/or live in remote areas; and, on the other hand, to encourage participants, particularly young people, to become more involved in civil society by raising their awareness of the common values of the Union.
This year, in addition to the above objectives, there will be some that are in response to the particular situation given by the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war. Indeed, the program will also support projects that promote the education and integration of people fleeing the war, as well as activities to support organizations and personnel still in Ukraine.
As for the specific objectives of the program, however, there are:
- the promotion of mobility of individuals and groups for learning purposes and collaboration in the field of education and training;
- the promotion of mobility for non-formal and informal learning purposes, active participation of young people, and collaboration in the field of youth;
- the promotion of learning mobility of sports personnel and collaboration in the field of sports organizations and policies.
The Erasmus+ program also focuses on four key priorities:
- Inclusion and Diversity
- Digital transformation
- Environment and combating climate change
- Participation in democratic life, common values and civic engagement.
Actions and deadlines for 2023
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Each year, the European Commission publishes a “call for proposals” to select projects to receive funding under the Erasmus+ program.
This year, the budget is 3,393.17 million euros, supporting inclusion, active citizenship and democratic participation, environmental sustainability and digital transition in the EU and internationally.
The call is divided into 3 Key Actions, each including different measures in the areas of education, training, youth and sports and with different deadlines.
There is to note that this year a new action in the area of Sport has been included in the Program, namely mobility for sports coaches. Through this action, opportunities for European cooperation and learning are extended directly to local grassroots sports organizations and their staff.
Key action 1 – Individual mobility for learning purposes
KA1 projects include: mobility projects for staff in education or sports coaches; youth participation activities; DiscoverEU (action for inclusion); and virtual exchanges in higher education and youth.
Below are the different types of projects and deadlines for submitting proposals.
|Individual mobility in the higher education sector||February 23, 2023 at 12:00|
|Individual mobility in the fields of VET, school education and adult education||February 23, 2023 at 12:00|
|Staff mobility in the sports sector||February 23, 2023 at 12:00|
|International mobility involving third countries not associated with the programme||February 23, 2023 at 12:00|
|Erasmus accreditations in VET, school education and adult education||October 19, 2023 at 12:00|
|Erasmus accreditations in the youth field||October 19, 2023 at 12:00|
|Individual mobility in the youth sector||February 23, 2023 at 12:00|
|Individual mobility in the youth sector||October 4, 2023 at 12:00|
|DiscoverEU action for inclusion||October 4, 2023 at 12:00|
|Virtual exchanges in the higher education and youth sector||April 26, 2023 at 5pm|
Key Action 2 – Cooperation between organizations and institutions
KA2 projects include: partnerships for cooperation (which are divided into cooperation partnerships and small-scale partnerships); partnerships for excellence; innovation partnerships; capacity building projects in the fields of higher education, vocational education and training, youth and sport; European non-profit sporting events.
Below are the various types of projects and the deadlines for submitting proposals.
|Partnerships for cooperation in the fields of education, training and youth, with the exception of those submitted by European NGOs||March 22, 2023 at 12:00|
|Partnerships for cooperation in the fields of education, training and youth presented by European NGOs||March 22, 2023 at 5pm|
|Partnerships for cooperation in the field of sport||March 22, 2023 at 5pm|
|Partnerships for cooperation in the youth field, except those submitted by European NGOs||October 4, 2023 at 12:00|
|Small-scale partnerships in the school education sectors, vocational education and training, education of adults and youth||March 22, 2023 at 12:00|
|Small-scale partnerships in the school education sectors, vocational education and training, education of adults and youth||October 4, 2023 at 12:00|
|Small-scale partnerships in the sport sector||March 22, 2023 at 5pm|
|Centers of professional excellence||June 8, 2023 at 5pm|
|Action Erasmus Mundus||February 16, 2023 at 5pm|
|Alliances for innovation||May 3, 2023 at 5pm|
|Future-oriented projects||March 15, 2023 at 5pm|
|Capacity building in the higher education sector||February 16, 2023 at 5pm|
|Capacity building in education and training professional||February 28, 2023 at 5pm|
|Capacity building in the youth sector||March 8, 2023 at 5pm|
|Capacity building in the sports sector||March 22, 2023 at 5pm|
|Non-profit European sporting events||March 22, 2023 at 5pm|
|Large-scale European sporting event||February 21, 2023 at 5pm|
Key Action 3 – Support for policy development and cooperation and Jean Monnet Actions
KA3 projects include: the European Youth Together projects; European policy experiments; international surveys and studies; and policy dialogues with stakeholders.
As for Jean Monnet Actions, on the other hand, they mainly provide opportunities in the field of education (higher or other) or contribute to the European policy debate.
Below are the different types of projects and deadlines for submitting proposals.
|European Youth Together||March 9, 2023 at 5pm|
|Jean Monnet stocks and networks||February 14, 2023 at 5pm|
Call guidelines for 2023
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There are some important guidelines to keep in mind for those who want to submit new projects.
- Project Objectives: Erasmus+ projects must contribute to one or more of the objectives of the program, which include increasing the quality and attractiveness of education and training, strengthening social and territorial cohesion, supporting entrepreneurship and employability, and strengthening the international dimension of education and training. Make sure your project is consistent with the objectives of the program.
- Types of projects: choose the most appropriate type of action for your project from those mentioned above.
- Partnership: Erasmus+ projects must involve at least three organizations from three different countries (except for small-scale partnerships, which require a minimum of only 2 organizations). It is important to build a strong and cohesive partnership to ensure the success of the project.
- Eligible countries: the call is open to organizations from all countries participating in the Erasmus+ program. These include the 27 EU member states, EFTA/EEA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), EU candidate countries (Turkey, North Macedonia, Serbia). Some program actions are also open to organizations from third countries not associated with the program.
- Entities eligible to submit proposals: public and private bodies active in the fields of education, training, youth and sports and belonging to the above-mentioned states may participate in all actions of the Erasmus+ program. In addition, youth groups working in youth work may apply for funding for mobility for the purpose of learning for youth and youth workers, youth participation activities, and the DiscoverEU Action for Inclusion.