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With a budget of around €26 billion, the Erasmus+ programme for 2021-2027 offers more mobility and cooperation opportunities than ever before. On 24 November, the first calls of proposal for Erasmus+ 2022 were launched by the European Commission. The Calls aim to provide tailored funding for a number of education related activities and projects, that will serve as catalyst to boost digital skills in European citizens

Erasmus+ 2022 Calls in digital education

The calls that provide opportunities in the digital education are:

  • The Digital Opportunity Traineeship (DOT) scheme under Key Action 1. This call aims to provide visibility to the growing needs of digital skills in all study fields and to support students/recent graduates as well as staff in schools, VET, HE and Adult Learning institutions in acquiring the digital skills necessary for their future. This includes forward-looking fields such as programming, cybersecurity, data analytics, digital marketing, development of apps, software and websites, as well as training of robots and artificial intelligence applications. 
    Deadline for applying is 23 February 2022.
  • Cooperation Partnerships under Key Action 2, which focuses on developing and implementing digital transformation plans of education and training institutions (including primary and secondary schools, VET, HE and adult learning institutions).
    Deadline for applying is 23 March 2022.
  • Forward-Looking Projects with a digital priority under Key Action 2. These Forward-Looking Projects are large-scale projects that aim to identify, develop, test and/or assess innovative (policy) approaches that have the potential of becoming mainstreamed, thus improving education and training systems. The goal is to support transnational cooperation projects that either:
       o    foster innovation in terms of scope, ground-breaking methods and practices, and/or;
       o    ensure a transfer of innovation (across countries, policy sectors or target groups). 
    The partnerships should be composed of a mix of public and private organisations combining researchers, practitioners and partners with the capacity to reach policy-makers. Proposals for the digital priority will support high-quality and inclusive digital education, in line with the aims of the Digital Education Action Plan (2021-2027), and projects will address specifically at least one of the following three areas:
       o    Key success factors for inclusive and high quality digital education and training
       o    Artificial Intelligence in Education;
       o    High-quality digital education content.

    Deadline for applying is 15 March 2022.

If you would like to get further information on how to apply, including eligibility criteria please consult the Programme Guide 2022

For a complete overview on open and forthcoming calls, please visit the European Commission Funding&Tender portal.

Opportunity Details

Target audience
Digital skills in education.
Digital skills for all
Digital skill level
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Literacy and numeracy
Personal skills and development
Education not elsewhere classified
Geographical sphere
EU institutional initiative
Form of funding
Financing intermediary
European Education and Culture Executive Agency

Any public or private body active in the fields of education, training, youth and sport may apply for funding within the Erasmus+ Programme. In addition, groups of young people who are active in youth work, but not necessarily in the context of a youth organisation, may apply for funding for learning mobility of young people and youth workers, youth participation activities and DiscoverEU inclusion action.

Financing conditions

The conditions of access to the Programme relate to two actors that can participate in the projects: the "participants" (individuals participating in the Programme) and the "participating organisations" (including informal groups and self-employed persons). For both participants and participating organisations, the conditions for participation depend on the country in which they are based.