KA3 – Support to policy reform

Erasmus+ Key Action 3 support policy reform is targeted at the achievement of the goals set in the Europe 2020 Strategy, Strategic Framework for European Cooperation in Education and Training (ET 2020) and European Youth Strategy.

Key Action 3 projects can be implemented by institutions that are engaged in the creation and implementation of education, training and youth policies.

Key Action 3 projects and their activities are supposed to:

  • improve the quality, efficiency and equity of education, training and youth systems through Open Methods of Coordination.
  • promote transnational cooperation and mutual learning among competent authorities at the highest political level in order to test and improve systems, structures and processes;
  • develop knowledge – in particular through peer learning – and analytical capacity in order to support evidence-based policy under the Strategic Framework for Cooperation in Education and Training (ET2020), European Youth Strategy and specific policy agendas such as the Bologna and Copenhagen processes;
  • make available sound comparative international data and appropriate secondary analyses for European and national policy making, facilitating the collection and analysis of substantive evidence to assess and monitor the implementation of innovative policies and to encourage transferability and scalability;
  • support European networks and implement tools fostering transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning, paving the way to a European Area for Skills and Qualifications;
  • support active involvement of civil society networks and non-governmental organisations in policy implementation;
  • support exchanges of good practices, dialogue, mutual learning and cooperation among policy makers, practitioners and stakeholders from Programme and Partner Countries;
  • raise awareness of the results of European policies and Erasmus+ Programme and encourage their exploitation at local, regional or national level. Raise the profile and attractiveness of European higher education worldwide;
  • foster synergies with other EU programmes, such as the European Structural and Investment Funds, as well as with funding schemes at national or regional level.

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Last modified: September 6, 2014