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Skills Agenda for Europe
New Skills Agenda for Europe adopted
The agenda aims to make sure that people develop the skills necessary for the jobs of today and tomorrow. This task is essential to boost employability, competitiveness and growth across the EU.
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Cultural relations
A new strategy to put culture at the heart of EU international relations
The strategy adopted is in line with the Commission's priority to make the EU a stronger global actor. Culture can play a crucial role in strengthening international partnerships.
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Success stories of the month

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Transforming industrial automation teaching for the modern world

Collaborating across borders to create art


✪ Stronger EU action to better tackle violent radicalisation leading to terrorism
✪ Migration Agenda: Education and active participation are key pillars of the EU Action Plan on Integration
✪ Erasmus+ Master's Loans available in France
✪ High-Level Colloquium on Promoting Inclusion and Fundamental Values through Education – a Way to Prevent Violent Radicalisation
✪ New EU Directive relaxes rules for incoming students and researchers, trainees and volunteers
✪ European Tertiary Education Register – wealth of info on European universities published
✪ Public consultation on the EU modernisation agenda for higher education: key findings published
✪ EU-backed researchers detect gravitational waves for the second time
✪ Evaluation of the EU Youth Strategy published
✪ Refreshed European Week of Sport website launched for 2016 edition
✪ 5th meeting of the High-Level Group on Sport Diplomacy
✪ Esch-sur-Alzette shortlisted for the title of European Capital of Culture 2022 in Luxembourg
✪ Kaunas and Klaipéda shortlisted for the title of European Capital of Culture 2022 in Lithuania
✪ EU Cultural Heritage Prize Grand Prix and Public Choice Award winners announced
✪ Crowdfunding4culture – take the survey
✪ MEDIA-supported "I, Daniel Blake" by Ken Loach crowned Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival


29 June 2016
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Forum 2016 – Where business and research talent meet

28-29 July 2016
Researcher and Society: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions at EuroScience Forum 2016

28 September 2016
Science is Wonder-ful! - European Researchers' Night

Studies and publications

① Report - Recommended Annual Instruction Time in Full-time Compulsory Education in Europe 2015/16
② Factsheet - Skills - The Role of Education
③ Report - Evaluation of the EU Youth Strategy and the Council Recommendation on the mobility of young volunteers across the EU
④ Mapping and Analysis of the Specificity of Sport - A Report to the European Commission

Calls for proposals

Erasmus+ Programme - Call for proposals 2016

Reference: EAC/A04/2015
See call for deadlines

Capacity Building in the field of youth - 2016 - Round 2

Reference: EAC/A04/2015
Deadline: 01/07/2016

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions
Individual Fellowships

Reference: MSCA-IF-2016
Deadline: 14/09/2016

European Capital of Culture Panel - Call for expressions of interest

Reference: EAC/14/2014
Applications accepted on a rolling basis
Deadline: 31/12/2020

Creative Europe
Distribution Automatic Support 2015

Reference: EACEA/27/2014
Deadline: 02/08/2016

Distribution - Support to sales agents 2015

Reference: EACEA/07/2015
Deadline: 01/03/2017

Distribution Automatic Support 2016

Reference: EACEA/09/2016
Deadline: 01/08/2017

Distribution - Support to sales agents 2016

Reference: EACEA/01/2016
Deadline: 03/10/2017

For the most up-to-date information on CALLS, please check the Calls for Proposals page for Erasmus+, Creative Europe or Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions

Results of calls

Selection results - Support to the implementation of EHEA reforms - EACEA 49/2015

KA3 - Support for small and medium sized enterprises engaging in apprenticeships

Capacity Building in the field of youth - 2016 - Round 1

Selection results - KA1 - Large Scale European Voluntary Service events 2016

Selection results - Support to Audience Development – 2016 – Call EACEA-22/2015

MEDIA - Support for Access to Markets

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Education and training - Creative Europe - Youth - Sport - Marie Skłodowska-Curie