We guide your idea to become a project

To many organizations think it is unattainable to get EU funding for research and development projects, due to lack of networks, partnerships, and demanding administrative procedures.

The DEEL Research Unit has during the last 10 years proved that this is indeed not the case by initiating many pilot projects addressing development of new training methods, as well as new prototypes of tools and services. Our projects have targeted higher education, vocational education and training, upper secondary school, and primary and secondary education. We have achieved proven results in our pilot projects:

  • Of the thousands of Leonardo da Vinci pilot projects, the Mecca project from 2005-2007 (and 15 others) were invited to demonstrate the results at the Leonardo program's 15 year anniversary in Brussels on November 9. 2010
  • The Commenius EarlyStatistics pilot project (2005-2008) was awarded the gold medal as the best statistical litteracy project in the World for the period 2007-2009

There is two main types of lifelong learning projects:

  • Pilot projects where technology and methodology must be new in Europe. European Commission allocates typically from 15 to 30 projects per year for each program.
  • Transfer of results from successful projects to other countries and organizations so that more people make use of methods and solutions. It typically assigned 5-6 projects per year in Norway, while in Europe, about 300 projects per year.

Usually the partnership consists of 5-7 organizations from 5-6 European countries. Each project may obtain from 300 to 500 keuro in grant. In addition each participant contributes to a deductible of ca 30% in terms of their own working hours.
 
There are two main lifelong learning programs were it is possible to obtain funding. The sectoral program (deadline for applying is usually towards end of February each year)

  • Projects targeting the Vocational Education and Training  sector are funded by the Leonardo da Vinci program
  • Projects aimed at upper secondary school are funded by the Erasmus program
  • Action for primary school projects are funded by Commenius program
  • Grundtvig program covers training for adults who are not employed

and the transversal program (deadline for applying is usually end of March each year)

  • Support of policy cooperation, innovation and co-operation in lifelong learning (KA1) 
  • Language training (KA2)
  • innovative education and training practices by use of information and communication technologies (KA3)
  • Dissemination and exploitation of results in order to maximize their impact to potential users (KA4)

You may read more about the Lifelong Learning Program here.
 
Our group provides guidance and support in developing successful proposals within the Lifelong Learning sector. We have access to a huge network consisting of private as well as governmental organizations from many European countries that may join the partnership, such that your idea for a project becomes successful.

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