Coronavirus response: two NEW Erasmus+ calls to support digital education and creativity

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Following the revision of the Erasmus+ 2020 Annual Work Programme announced earlier in August, the two new calls were launched on 25 August. They each provide a staggering €100 million to respond to the educational challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first call, for “digital education readiness”, invites proposals for projects in school education, vocational education and training, and higher education.

This call aims to enhance online, distance and blended learning – including supporting teachers and trainers, as well as safeguarding the inclusive nature of digital learning opportunities.

The second call, for “partnerships for creativity”, will support projects in the fields of youth, school education and adult education. This call aims to develop creativity and boost the quality, innovation and recognition of youth work. It is founded upon a strong desire to reinforce cross-sectoral cooperation with a focus on creativity and improving the cultural awareness and expression of all citizens. It aims to enhance social inclusion through the arts, by fostering innovative participatory and intercultural dialogue.

Both calls will help link education, training and youth organisations with those in the cultural and creative sectors.

The deadline to apply is 29 October 2020. Interested organisations should contact the Erasmus+ National Agency in their country.

We also have a range of Erasmus support materials and tools here on School Education Gateway.

Further information and explanations of the calls are available in the second corrigendum to the 2020 Erasmus+ Programme Guide.