The activities in support for policy reform are targeted at the achievement of the goals of the Europe 2020Strategy, of the Strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020) and of the European Youth Strategy.

The Action KA3 is implemented through:

  1. Structured Dialogue throw meetings between young people and decision-makers in the field of youth
  2. Actions in support for policy reform in the education, training and youth fields

These Actions are implemented directly by the European Commission or through specific calls for proposals managed by the Executive Agency.

The Actions implemented through this Key Action are aimed to:

  • Improve the quality, efficiency and equity of education, training and youth systems through Open Methods of Coordination. Support the implementation of the general and Country-Specific Recommendations resulting from the European Semesters;
  • Promote transnational cooperation and mutual learning between competent authorities at the highest political level in order to test and improve systems, structures and processes;
  • Develop knowledge –in particular through peer learning -and analytical capacity to support evidence-based policy under the Strategic framework for cooperation in education and training (ET2020), the European Youth Strategy and specific policy agendas such as the Bologna and Copenhagen processes;
  • Make available sound comparative international data and appropriate secondary analyses for European and national policy making, facilitating the collection and analysis of substantive evidence to assess and monitor the implementation of innovative policies and to encourage transferability and scalability;
  • Support European networks and implement tools fostering transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning, paving the way to a European Area for Skills and Qualifications;
  • Support the active involvement of civil society networks and non-governmental organisations in policy implementation;

 

  1. Structured Dialogue

This Action promotes the active participation of young people in democratic life and fosters debate around topics centred on the themes and priorities set by the Structured Dialogue and the renewed political framework in the youth field. Structured Dialogue is the name used for discussions between young people and youth policy-makers in order to obtain results which are useful for policy-making.

More information on the website of European Commission: Structured Dialogue

 

  1. Civil society cooperation in education, training and youth fields

Civil Society Cooperation supporting European NGOs and EU-wide networks in the fields of education, training and youth though a specific call for proposals managed by the Executive Agency.

More information on the website of European Commission: Civil Society Cooperation