The aims of Grundtvig Networks are to strengthen the link between the various ‘actors’ involved in adult education in the broadest sense, to improve the quality, European dimension and visibility of activities or issues of common interest in the field of adult learning and to help make lifelong learning opportunities more widely known and available to citizens.
Grundtvig Networks are large-scale networks providing a forum or a common platform for discussion and exchange of information on key issues, policy shaping and/or research in the area of adult learning.
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Each Grundtvig Network addresses one particular thematic area, sector or set of key issues chosen from the broad field of adult learning as a whole. Priorities are mentioned in the LLP General Call for Proposals 2011-2013. Within its specific area of work, each network should seek to:
In overall terms, each Grundtvig Network should therefore perform three functions:
Each Network should therefore become a key player in the promotion of European co-operation in its specific area of adult learning.
In accordance with the type of work to be carried out by the Networks, the co-ordinating institution and core partners are organisations active in policy formulation and/or research concerning formal, non-formal or informal adult learning.
Co-ordination of a Grundtvig Network should be undertaken by an organisation with a solid infrastructure and strong links with the relevant national and regional representative bodies in its country in the subject area concerned. Appropriate European organisations, including associations, working in the field concerned may also be well equipped to take on this task. Similarly, the other non-co-ordinating partners should be suitable organisations for representing their respective countries actively and comprehensively in the Network’s development and the implementation of its activities. In cases where a Network is addressing the learning needs of a particular ‘target group’ in society, representatives of this section of the population should be actively involved in planning and conducting the Network’s activities.
A typical network consists of:
Within the priorities announced in the LLP General Call for Proposals 2011-2013, the activities carried out by Networks, and for which a grant may be used, typically include the following:
As a minimum, each Network will be expected to:
|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:
Note: This Action is open to partner organisation from countries not participating in the Lifelong Learning Programme. These cannot be the coordinating organisation. See Part I of this Guide (section 1C) and – for the detailed administrative arrangements on how such organisations can participate – the website of the Executive Agency
|Who can apply?||Applicant organisation on behalf of the consortium.
|Specific eligibility rules:||
Applications must be submitted by bodies which are legal entities.
|Minimum number of Countries:||
At least one country must be an EU Member State.
|Minimum number of Partners:||10|
| Project duration:
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 Community Grant 75%
|More info||See the Lifelong Learning Programme Guide - Part IIb – Explanations on the Action|