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Social inclusion and common values: the contribution in the field of education, training and youth

Erasmus+ Key Action 3
The maximum grant per project will be € 500 000. The financial contribution from the EU cannot exceed 80 % of the total eligible project costs.

This call for proposals will support transnational cooperation projects in the fields of education, training, and youth.


The call comprises two lots, one for education and training (Lot 1) and one for youth (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.

General objectives

1. Disseminating and/or scaling up good practices on inclusive education/youth environments and/or 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; 

2. Developing and implementing innovative methods and practices to foster inclusive education/youth environments and promote common values in specific contexts.

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 teachers, educators and leaders of educational institutions in dealing with diversity and reinforcing socioeconomic diversity in the learning environment,

— 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 competencies of digitally excluded groups (including older people, migrants and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds) though partnerships between schools, business and the non-formal sector, including public libraries,

— promoting European values, cultural heritage and heritage-related skills, common history, intercultural dialogue and social inclusion through education, non-formal and lifelong learning, in line with the objectives of the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage.


— promoting civic participation of young people by developing the role of volunteering for social inclusion,

— preventing marginalisation and radicalisation leading to violent extremism of young people


Activities must start either on 31 December 2018; 15 or 31 January 2019. The project duration must be 24 or 36 months.


Only legal entities established in the following programme countries are eligible:

— the 28 Member States of the European Union,

— the EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway,

— EU candidate countries: the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.


The submission deadline is: 22 May 2018 — 13.00 (Brussels time)



Within Key Action 3 - Support for Policy Reform, the Initiatives for policy innovation are Initiatives for policy innovation aimed to develop new policies or prepare their implementation.
Elegibilility of the applicants: 
Eligible applicants are public and private organisations active in the field of education, training and youth or other socioeconomic sectors or organisations carrying out cross-sector activities (e.g. cultural organisations, civil society, sport organisations, recognition centres, chambers of commerce, trade organisations, etc.). The minimum partnership composition requirement for this call is four eligible organisations from four different programme countries