Express your interest now - studies on the future of education and training
Publication date: 04/12/2018

Announcement of a series of competitive negotiated procedures for middle value contracts in the field of foresight studies (Prospective Platform)

The Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC) announces a series of competitive negotiated procedures for the supply of studies on the future of education and training. The studies should provide qualified rapid-response opinions in order to stimulate at European level a debate on the future of education and encourage new forward-looking policy ideas. The conclusions of the studies are expected to present to Members States (MS) possible avenues for future policy development and to provide supporting elements for the reflections on the successor of Europe 2020 strategy and the "Future of Learning" agenda.

DG EAC is looking for candidates to supply foresight studies in the following three fields:

1. The future of Non-formal and Informal Learning: towards lifelong and life-wide learning ecosystems?

2. The future of Transnational Collaboration in European Higher Education.

3. The future of Social Innovation in Education: how the ability and propensity to innovate can be fostered in an educational setting?

Specific information on each individual procurement procedure will be provided later on this website.

DG EAC will launch the actual procedures by sending out invitations to tender to all candidates (economic operators) who expressed interest. DG EAC reserves the right to send out the invitations to tender also to other candidates.

Expression of interest in the participation in one or more negotiated procedures

Participation in the negotiated procedures for a middle value contract is open to natural and legal persons falling within the scope of the EU Treaties (this includes all economic operators registered in the European Union and all European Union citizens) and to all natural and legal persons in a third country which has a special agreement with the Union in the field of public procurement on the conditions laid down in that agreement.

Where the pluri-lateral Agreement on Government Procurement concluded within the World Trade Organisation applies, the participation to these procedures is also open to all natural and legal persons established in the countries that have ratified this Agreement, on the conditions it lays down.

If you would like to participate in one or more of the negotiated procedures, please register your interest by e-mail to, including your contact details (name, organisation, full address, country and e-mail) and the chosen field before 7 January 2019. Only registrations of interest sent to the above e-mail address will be taken into consideration.

Interested economic operators are also reminded to consult this website regularly in order to get updated information.