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Grundtvig Accompanying Measures


The aim is to support various activities which, though not eligible under the main Actions of the Grundtvig Programme, will clearly contribute to achieving its objectives.

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Accompanying Measures will be aiming at:

  • raising awareness of relevant target groups or the general public on the importance of European cooperation in the field of adult education / adult learning more generally;
  • helping to improve the implementation of the Grundtvig programme, in particular through training activities and analysis;
  • maximising the impact of European cooperation in the field of adult learning, by disseminating and giving a high profile to the results and methods of such cooperation;
  • fostering trans-sectoral synergies between the Actions of the Lifelong Learning Programme, for example around activities bringing together projects supported under Grundtvig, Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, etc. on precise themes;
  • implementing activities specifically concerning aspects of policies in which the Grundtvig programme is called on to play a part, including in particular, the implementation of follow-up activities pursuant to the Action Plan on Adult Learning, as well as transversal policies, notably promotion of equality between women and men, the integration of disabled persons and other people with special educational needs, and the promotion of intercultural education and the fight against racism;
  • carrying out other activities focussing on specific themes, target groups or contexts, as justified by the needs of the current educational situation in adult learning in the participating countries.

Activities which can be supported include for example:

  • organisation of conferences and seminars concerning European cooperation in adult learning;
  • awareness-raising activities, such as targeted promotional and information campaigns;
  • competitions etc.;
  • setting up and consolidating European bodies such as associations, in particular as a means for the dissemination and exchange of information and experiences about innovatory initiatives;
  • developing, publishing, disseminating products and processes resulting from cooperation (documents, publications, teaching modules, videos, CD-ROMs, innovatory methodologies, organisational measures in institutions, educational strategies). Dissemination via networks of bodies involving 'players' in the field with a potential for relaying such information, will be given particular encouragement;
  • teaching with materials concerning European themes;
  • organisation of training activities for persons responsible at their respective institutions for European cooperation;
  • publications relating to European educational cooperation in adult learning, including the analysis of internationalisation strategies for education, programme implementation and obstacles;
  • action-research in the field of adult learning.

The following activities, in particular, may not be covered by the funding awarded:

  • activities eligible under another part of Grundtvig or the LLP programme;
  • research activities.
Reference and applications: Call for proposals and LLP Guide 2013
Responsible entity Application to be sent to the Executive Agency
Who can benefit?

Any organisation concerned with adult learning, whether formal, non-formal or informal, notably:

  • Adult education providers belonging to the formal or non-formal system (e.g. primary and secondary schools giving courses for adults, folk high schools, community schools);
  • Other adult education providers, such as non-profit foundations and associations, trade unions and employers' organisations, libraries and museums, hospitals, prisons and youth detention centres, sports associations, neighbourhood organisations;
  • Higher education institutions carrying out research and/or adult curriculum development activities or providing educational opportunities for adult learners;
  • Organisations training adult educational staff;
  • National, regional and local authorities;
  • European umbrella organisations in the adult education field;
  • Professional organisations and private sector enterprises whose activities are not limited to vocational training;
  • Other 'players' providing adult learning opportunities or responding to demands for individual learning;
  • Other bodies, provided that they contribute complementary expertise. They include publishers, media, research institutes etc. Mixed consortia involving different kinds of organisations are particularly encouraged, where this is appropriate to achieving the aims of the project concerned.
Who can apply? Coordinating organisation on behalf of the consortium.

students Individual grants and scholarships

Specific eligibility rules:

Applications must be submitted by bodies which are legal entities.

Minimum number of Countries:

Not applicable

Minimum number of Partners: Not applicable
Project duration:
Maximum 1 year

Extension of the eligibility period by up to a maximum of 6 months on request for Multilateral Projects, Networks and Accompanying measures is possible only in exceptional cases. Total Grant will not change.

Grant allocation (in €):

Maximum 150.000 Euro/year

Maximum Community Grant 75%

More info See the Lifelong Learning Programme Guide - Part IIb – Explanations on the Action


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