Main activities within Forward-looking Projects could comprise for instance
- Action research, mapping work, producing large-scale sectoral or cross-sectoral outputs;
- Transnational capacity-building activities such as training, the analysis of policy contexts, policy-research, institutional adjustments;
- Pilot activities to test innovative solutions;
- Large-scale transnational events or networking activities;
- Think-tank activities, researching and experimenting with innovative ideas;
- Exploitation activities to spread results to the educational community or sector.
Within the Forward-looking Projects there are three different project lots.
Lot 1: Digital education (cross-sectoral)
Projects under Lot 1 can address different educational sectors or bridge educational sectors, and must support high quality and inclusive digital education. Proposals under this Lot should address one of the following three priorities:
- Education technology (edTech): scaling up of EU-based solutions through cooperation and quality assurance;
- Effective pedagogical approaches on informatics for primary and secondary level of education;
- Teacher training and curriculum development in tackling disinformation and promoting digital literacy.
For Lot 1, the duration of the project is 24 to 48 months. The duration has to be chosen at application stage, based on the objective of the project, on the type of activities planned over time, the budget and the ambitions set for the project. The maximum EU grant per project is EUR 1,500,000.
Lot 2: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Projects under Lot 2 address the VET sector. Proposals submitted under Lot 2 must address one of the two following priorities:
- Micro-credentials for employability;
- Improving the attractiveness of Vocational Education and Training (VET) through partnerships and networks of VET providers.
The duration of the project is 36 months and the maximum EU grant per project is EUR 900,000.
Lot 3: Adult education
Projects under Lot 3 address the adult education sector. Proposals submitted under Lot 3 must address one of the two following priorities:
- Development of national registries of quality-assured and labour market relevant training opportunities;
- Supporting the Pact for Skills.
The duration of the project is 24 months and the maximum EU grant per project is EUR 1,000,000.
Read more about the priorities in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.