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Erasmus+KA3:Social inclusion and common values: the contribution in the field of education and training

Launched by the European Commission, the call supports projects in the fields of general education, training and adult education. The call comprises two lots, one for general education and training (Lot 1) and one for adult education (Lot 2).
Each application must address one general objective and one of the specific objectives, which are listed separately for Lot 1 and for Lot 2.  


Lot 1 — General education and training
Projects submitted under this lot should aim at:
1. Disseminating and/or scaling up good practices on inclusive learning and on promoting common values, initiated in particular at local level.
In the context of the present call, scaling up means replicating good practice on a wider scale/transferring it to a different context or implementing it at a higher/systemic level or
2. Developing and implementing innovative methods and practices to foster inclusive education and promote common values.

Proposals should address one of the following specific objectives:
– enhancing the acquisition of social and civic competences, fostering knowledge, understanding and ownership of common values and fundamental rights,
– promoting inclusive education and training and fostering the education of disadvantaged learners, including through supporting educational staff in addressing diversity and reinforcing diversity among education staff,
– enhancing critical thinking and media literacy among learners, parents and educational staff,
– supporting the inclusion of newly arrived migrants in good quality education, including by assessing knowledge and validating prior learning,
– fostering digital skills and competences of digitally excluded groups (including older people, migrants and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds) through partnerships between schools, business and the non-formal sector, including public libraries,

Projects  under Lot1 are encouraged to involve role models as an integral part of their activities.


Lot 2 – Adult education
This Lot aims to support projects that create or further develop transnational and national networks of adult education providers. These projects should help build up the capacity of Adult Education providers to implement European policy on adult learning at national and regional levels.

Proposals should address one of the following three general objectives:
1. Within participating countries, help to establish new national or regional networks of adult education providers, and facilitate their involvement in European cooperation or
2. Within participating countries, provide capacity-building support to existing national or regional networks of adult education providers, and improve their cooperation at European level; or
3. Strengthen existing transnational networks of adult education providers by means of mutual learning, peer counselling, and capacity building.

Specific objectives
Proposals should foster European cooperation between different providers (and relevant stakeholders), on either:
a) Specific themes in adult learning (e.g. digital skills, literacy and numeracy, citizenship, career management skills, health literacy, personal finance, migrant integration, intergenerational learning, social inclusion …); or
b) Specific innovative pedagogical approaches in adult education (e.g. blended learning, personalised learning approaches, educational technologies…); or
c) Specific adult education learner groups (e.g. adult education for seniors or for people in isolated rural areas, inactive people, prisoners…); or
d) Specific organisational management themes (financial sustainability, building up local or regional networks, internationalisation, strategic, professional development of staff, communication and social media engagement etc.); or
e) Specific models of Adult Education (e.g. folk high schools, ‘second chance’); or
f) Adult education generally.

Expected results
Projects under Lot 1
– increased awareness, knowledge and understanding of good practices in the relevant educational institutions and communities
– increased use of state-of-the-art innovative approaches in policy or practice,
– increased awareness, motivation and competence of educational leaders and educators with regard to inclusive educational approaches and the promotion of common values,
– active engagement of families and local communities in supporting inclusive educational approaches and the promotion of common values,
– more widespread and effective tools to support education and training institutions and learning providers in implementing inclusive education approaches and in promoting common values.

Eligible applicants
Public and private organisations active in the field of general education and training and adult education, or other socio-economic sectors or organisations carrying out cross-sector activities (e.g. cultural organisations, civil society, sport organisations, recognition centres, chambers of commerce, trade organisations, etc.).
If higher education institutions are involved, they must have been awarded an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE).
National Agencies or other structures and networks of the Erasmus+ Programme, receiving a direct grant from the Commission in accordance with the legal basis of the Erasmus+ Programme are not eligible to participate.
Nevertheless, the legal entities hosting the Erasmus+ National Agencies or the structures and networks mentioned above are considered eligible applicants.

Only applications from legal entities established in the following programme countries are eligible:
– Member States of the European Union,
– EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway,
– EU candidate countries: North Macedonia, Turkey and Serbia.


Minimum partnership composition requirements
Lot 1: the minimum partnership composition requirement is 4 eligible organisations from 4 different programme countries. 
If networks are involved in the project, the consortium must include at least 2 organisations which are not members of the network(s) and the consortium has to represent at least 4 eligible countries.

​Lot 2: the minimum partnership composition requirement is 4 eligible organisations from 4 different programme countries.
If one of the 4 organisations is an existing transnational network, the project must include at least 2 organisations that are not members of that network.


Project Duration
Only activities taking place in Programme countries are eligible for funding. Any costs relating to activities undertaken outside these countries or by organisations that are not registered in the Programme countries are not eligible.
Exceptionally and on case by case basis activities involving other countries than the Programme countries can be granted but must have the prior and specific authorization from the Executive Agency.
Activities must start either on 1st November or 1st December 2020 or 15th January 2021.
The project duration must be 24 or 36 months. 


The total budget available for the co-financing of projects under the present call is EUR 20 000 000.
— Lot 1. General education and training EUR 14 000 000
— Lot 2. Adult education EUR 6 000 000
The financial contribution from the EU cannot exceed 80 % of the total eligible project costs.

The maximum grant per project will be
– EUR 400 000 for projects of 24 months duration;
– EUR 500 000 for projects of 36 months duration.


Deadline: 25 February 2020, 17:00 CET.


Find out more here.