Category Archives: Call for proposals

Lifelong Learning Awards

Lifelong Learning AwardsThe Lifelong Learning Platform has launched the Lifelong Learning Awards to celebrate creative and inclusive practices during its Lifelong Learning Week 2016.

The aim of the Lifelong Learning Award is to give visibility to innovative practices taking place all over Europe in order to attract public attention on lifelong learning as well as to inspire new practices and policies. The Lifelong Learning Platform (LLL-P) will select each year its annual specific priority that can be linked to the European year if the theme is relevant.

In 2016, the Lifelong Learning Platform will focus on the first priority of its Lifelong Learning Manifesto: “Building inclusive and democratic educational systems”. This priority covers different important issues such as citizenship and global education, intercultural and interreligious dialogue, fighting prejudices and discrimination, educational institutions democratic governance and learner participation, learning mobility for all and the use of arts and culture to tackle social challenges and enhance personal development.

The focus shall be placed on the creativity and inclusiveness of the initiatives more than on the specific topic.

Read more and apply online

European Parliament – Call for proposals for grants in the events category

European ParliamentThe European Parliament has published a call for proposals for events related to the work of the EP. The Parliament is looking for local to international events with the objective:

  • to promote and multiply a better understanding of the identity, role and political nature of the EP as the only democratically elected EU institution,
  • to communicate the EP’s active involvement in fields that matter to EU citizens,
  • to disseminate information and promote dialogue about the EP’s activities.

The minimum amount of grant is 15.000€ and the maximum 75.000€. The Parliament will co-finance up to 60% of the costs.

Deadline for applications is June 10th 2016.

European Parliament – Call for proposals for grants in the events category

Call for Proposals: Projects that promote freedom and tolerance

Erasmus+Projects that foster inclusion, support democratic values and prevent radicalisation are invited to apply for funding under an Erasmus+ Call for Proposals published this month.

The Call is linked to the Paris Declaration adopted by EU Education Ministers and Commissioner Navracsics in March 2015. The Declaration aims at promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education.

Funding for these projects falls under Erasmus+ Key Action 3: Support for policy reform. Applications must address specific objectives, including (but not limited to):

  • Preventing gender inequality
  • Supporting teachers and educators in dealing with diversity
  • Fostering mutual understanding and respect among people with different ethnic or religious backgrounds.

Activities must start between 1 and 31 December 2016. The deadline for applications is 30th May 2016, noon CET.

For more information visit the Call for Proposals here.

Apply now for the Youth Democracy Award 2016!

Youth Democracy AwardThe German Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb will continue awarding the “Youth Democracy Award” in 2016. This year, the focus is on projects which aim to raise awareness against right wing populism in everyday life.

Applications can be submitted until April 15, 2016.

These days, the democratic system is being challenged in multiple ways: anti-democratic slogans, xenophobia and electoral success of right wing parties have surfaced not only in Germany but in many European countries. This is why the bpb would like to honour a project in 2016, which sends a signal against this rising tendency and demonstrates that respect and tolerance are important values that need to be preserved.

The winners will be selected by a youth jury consisting of 15 students aged 16 to 27 from all over Germany. They will discuss and honour the project which has the most convincing and sustainable impact in regard to the competition theme. Applicants will be informed about the decision in late July 2016.

Please visit this website for further information as well as the application form.

The winner project will be honoured with 3000 Euro.

Erasmus+ 2016 Guide and Call published

Erasmus plusThe Erasmus+ Programme Guide and Call for Proposals for 2016 is out with more than €1.85 billion in funding available.

The main changes are:

  • New opportunities in Vocational Education and Training Mobility (possibility for organisations to apply for mobility projects with and without a VET Charter)
  • More targeted Strategic Partnerships (clearer distinction between projects supporting innovation and supporting exchange of best practices.
  • Revised format of Sector Skills Alliances: two strands supporting needs identification and design and delivery of VET
  • New opportunities in sport: Small Collaborative Partnerships.

Throughout the Guide, a special focus is put on encouraging projects supporting social inclusion (notably of refugees and migrants), as well as preventing radicalisation.

Erasmus+ Programme Guide 2016
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