01 October 2012
The Strategic Framework for European Cooperation in Education and Training (ET 2020) feeds into the Europe 2020 strategy by providing common strategic objectives for Member States, including a set of principles to achieve these objectives, as well as common working methods with a set of priority areas for each periodic work cycle.
Constraints such as budget restrictions, demographic changes, unemployment, drop-outs, mismatches between the skills taught and those required by the labour market, global competition, complicate this task. The economic and financial crisis has exacerbated these challenges in the European Union, leading the European Commission to devise the Europe 2020 strategy to support Member States in dealing with the consequences of the recession and in paving the way for new growth.
The most important reporting tool for ET 2020 is the 2012 Joint Report of the Council and the Commission on Education and Training (JR). The 2012 JR took stock of progress made since the launch of ET 2020 in 2009 and found that the EU is not on track to meet the Headline Target set out in Europe 2020 concerning Early School Leaving and Tertiary Attainment. Based on these and other findings, the Commission set out a new set of priority areas, for the second work cycle 2012-14, necessary to support the Europe 2020 strategy through ET 2020.
More specifically, education systems provide competences that allow to draw benefits from socio-economic developments and enhance growth even in times of crisis. However, this can involve significant policy challenges. Education today does not only have to provide basic skills such as numeracy and literacy, but also competences that are at the intersection of different sectors, such as ICT or entrepreneurship. At the same time, it needs to respond to the needs of learners who may cumulate multiple disadvantages.
This call for proposals comprises two separate parts:
The Call for proposals was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (JO 2012/C 169/08) on 15/06/2012
This document provides the detailed information related to this Call for proposal
Applicants should not complete or submit the application package before reading the instructions below. They contain all practical details (such as how to submit the application, the codes required to complete the application, address for applications, etc.)
The application package consists of the following elements:
Download the eForm and the User Guide 23/08/2012
One paper version to be sent immediately after the submission of the eForm containing:
The Decision establishing the Lifelong Learning Programme was published in the Official Journal of the European Union L327/45 on 24 November 2006.
Consult the Decision and know more about Lifelong Learning Programme.
N.B.: Please note that policy experimentation (part B) is a brand new action, so no compendium is available for this part of the call.
Models of Grant Agreement
The type of Grant Agreement (contract) offered to successful applicants will vary depending on the nature of the consortium.
A multibeneficiary grant agreement will be used by all successful consortia; a monobeneficiary grant agreement will be used for A1 sub-action when only one participant is involved.
Model report forms and grants agreements used in previous years can be consulted in the Beneficiaries' area of this website
It is possible that for some organisations a bank guarantee can be requested. This applies in particular to organisations that do not have the status of a public body. If a financial guarantee for pre-financing is required, an additional article is included in the grant agreement.
For further information and specific queries about the Call, please contact the EACEA at the specific mailbox: EACEA-LLP-ECET@ec.europa.eu