New calls for projects under the Erasmus+ programme are now open. Applicants are invited to propose projects under the calls Forward-Looking Cooperation Projects 2019 EACEA/36/2018 and Erasmus+: Sport 2019.
Forward-Looking Cooperation Projects (FLCPs)
One of the ways that the EU seeks to stimulate policy progress is by funding bottom-up innovation efforts. Under Key Action 3 of the Erasmus Programme, Forward-Looking Cooperation Projects (FLCPs) is the name given to large-scale projects that push policy and practice in education and training beyond the state of the art. Rather than high-level public authorities, stakeholders that are well-positioned to effect impactful change and influence the policy agenda take the lead.
As the name suggests, transnational cooperation among stakeholders in finding, sharing, implementing, and collecting evidence on new solutions to challenges in education and training will be at the heart of projects approved under the call. With priorities ranging from helping adults acquire basic skills to promoting innovative and cross-disciplinary approaches to STE(A)M teaching in education, the call covers a wide variety of potential actions. To see if your project idea might fit the bill, read the full list of priorities in the call guidelines.
2019 will also see a new round of grants through the SPORT action of the Erasmus+ Programme. Activities funded under this action serve several objectives including addressing threats to the integrity of sport (doping, violence, discrimination, etc.), promoting good governance in sport and the dual careers of athletes, and promoting voluntary activities, social inclusion, and equal opportunities in and through sport.
Applicants may submit projects under three actions: Collaborative Partnerships, Small Collaborative Partnerships, and Not-for-profit European Sport Events. Collaborative Partnerships may carry out activities including networking, creating training modules and tools, improving the evidence-base of sport’s social potential, and implementing awareness-raising activities. For more information, consult the Guidelines for applicants.
Preparing your application
Be sure to consult the updated Erasmus+ Programme Guide as a you develop your project ideas. A close examination of the programme and the call will give you a good indication of what aims and objectives your project can adopt and help you get an idea of what kinds of partnerships you should aim to build to strengthen your case for funding. You might find it helpful to consult a compendium of past SPORT action projects and/or a compendium of European policy experimentations under Key Action 3. Taking a careful look through what others have done before you is especially important for the FLCP call, as the project’s capacity for true innovation is a key criteria.
At the end of January, the Commission will be holding an Information day on the call Forward Looking Cooperation Projects. These events are excellent sources of information in addition to be a great opportunity to network and find consortium partners. Details have not yet been published, but you can keep an eye on the call website for updates. Carefully consult the instructions for applicants in the meantime.
The deadline to submit applications under the FLCPs call is 19 March 2019 at 12:00 CET. The SPORT 2019 call will close 4 April 2019 12:00 CET.
If you find yourself in need of consortium partners, be sure to take advantage of the AER Project Unit’s services. We would be happy to put you in touch with potential partners or publish your partner search on AER’s website, sharing it through social media and the AER newsletter.
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