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The call aims to support an EU-wide network of relevant organisations to promote co-operation and the development and implementation in the field of key competences, including the improvement of basic skills. The network will be expected to strengthen cross-European cooperation between public authorities and associations stakeholders and practitioners, higher education institutions, research bodies, foundations and other organisations on the promotion of competence-oriented education.
Its objective it to promote the key competences approach in the area of school education, including the raising of basic skills levels among children and young people. It will build on existing work developed at European level, especially initiatives and projects supported by European Union education programmes.
The European Commission intends to support one network through a four-year framework partnership agreement, which will set out the conditions governing annual grants for an action. Eligible applicants are associations, foundations and other similar national or international bodies; national education centres; ministries of education and/or training; social partner organisations (unions and employer organisations); higher education institutions and research centres.