The call aims to support a Europe-wide network of relevant organisations to promote co-operation and the development and implementation of policies with regard 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.


11 May 2018




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, as well as a variety of backgrounds of participating institutions and associations, from policy, practice and research. Focus is on policies relating to teachers and school leaders working in the field of general education of children and young people (0-18 years).


Please fill in the application form, including annexes, and provide the relevant supporting documents - all listed below

  • Annex I Declaration of honour: .doc - .odt - .pdf
  • Annex II Mandate letters (if applicable): .doc - .odt - .pdf
  • Annex III Indicative overall budget for the entire duration of the Framework Partnership Agreement: .xls - .pdf
  • Annex IV List of previous projects: .doc - .odt - .pdf
  • Annex V List of CVs: .doc - .odt - .pdf
  • Model annual work programme for the Specific Grant Agreement (please fill in) : .doc - .odt - .pdf
  • Model estimated budget for the Specific Grant Agreement (please fill in): .xls - .pdf
  • Checklist for applicants (for information)

The model Framework Partnership Agreement and model annexes listed below are for information only and not to be filled in

Please check the site regularly for possible updates!


The contact point for any questions is: (Questions should be sent at the latest 6 days before the application deadline)

An information webinar on the call for proposals took place on 16 January 2018:

Other relevant information: European Commission/School policy: The teaching professions:

Questions and answers EAC/S36/2017 (PDF) (version 4 of 4.5.2018)