The call aims to support a Europe-wide network of relevant organisations to promote co-operation and policy development with regards to teachers and school leaders. The network will be expected to strengthen cross-European co-operation between public authorities and associations of stakeholders and practitioners, higher education institutions, research bodies, foundations and other organisations on policies in pursuit of quality and professionalism in the teaching professions, including teachers and school leaders.

The Commission intends to support the network through a four-year framework partnership agreement, which will set out the conditions governing annual grants for an action.






Teachers and school leaders are central to learners’ success, and to the quality and equity of school education. This is reflected in growing expectations towards their roles and performance. Setting high quality standards for the teaching professions and supporting the professionalisation of the workforce therefore receive much political attention across Europe. EU Education Ministers have underlined the importance of effective school leadership and support to teachers' professional development and competences, and have outlined political priorities in this field. The network will be expected to facilitate dialogue and co-operation among experts from policy, research and practice and to promote and support evidence-informed policy-making and continuous collaboration both among partners and with other relevant stakeholders at international, European, national, regional and local levels.

The network will be expected to represent a broad geographic scope and a balance of different education systems, and a variety of backgrounds of participating institutions and associations, from policy, practice and research. Focus is on the general education of children and young people (0-18 years).


  • Specifications DE - EN - FR
  • Application form
  • Annexes:
    • Annex I Declaration of honour
    • Annex II Mandate letters (updated on 13 January 2017)
    • Annex III Indicative overall budget for the entire duration of the Framework Partnership Agreement
    • Annex IV List of previous projects
    • Annex V List of CVs
  • Template for detailed work programme of the first year of implementation
  • Detailed budget for the first year of implementation
  • Checklist for applicants


The contact point for any questions is:

Questions and answers (version 12, 16/02/2017)

Please note that due to the proximity of the submission deadline, we cannot answer questions arriving after 17/2/2017