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Pact for Skills
Call for proposalsOpen

Arts and cultural awareness and expression in education and training

This call aims to support projects that promote the use of arts in education and interventions to foster cultural awareness and expression among children and young people.


Publication date
7 November 2023
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
7 February 2024, 17:00 (CET)
Level of funding
EU level




The main objective of the call is to develop and apply methods to support the use of arts in education and interventions to foster cultural awareness 

Activities/actions supported

Proposals should:

  • support policymakers and professional development providers in identifying effective actions and gaps in their systems, and better understanding how their investments could be improved. 
  • include a lifelong learning perspective (early childhood education and care, school, vocational education and training and higher education, nonformal learning), and assess national, regional and local support for partnerships, for example between education institutions and arts and cultural heritage organisations.
  • contribute to the New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiativeby interacting with the NEB Community, NEBLab and other relevant actions of the NEB initiative through sharing information, best practice, and, where relevant, results.

Anticipated outcomes

Projects should contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

  • Develop and apply methods to support the use of arts in education and interventions to foster cultural awareness and expression and to assess their impacts on the development of competences and inclusion of all children and young people.
  • Inform policies, programmes and actions using arts in education and contributing to foster cultural awareness and expression, identify existing gaps and effective actions to reach most children and young people and develop recommendations.

Institution providing the funding

European Commission

Size of funding

€10 000 000



Overview of eligibility criteria

To be eligible,  applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (public or private bodies) established in one of the eligible countries, listed in Annex B of the Work Programme General Annexes.

Only legal entities forming a consortium are eligible to participate in actions provided that the consortium includes, as beneficiaries, three legal entities independent from each other and each established in a different country as follows:

  • at least one independent legal entity established in a Member State; and
  • at least two other independent legal entities, each established in different Member States or Associated Countries.

Overview of award criteria

The award criteria are the following: 

  • Excellence (5 points)
  • Impact (5 points)
  • Quality and efficiency of the implementation (5 points)

Maximum points: 15 points. Overall threshold: 10 points.



Application procedures

Applications must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal electronic submission system (accessible via the topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section). 

Application support available

For further help, please refer to the Online Manual on the Funding & Tenders Portal, as well as the Horizon Europe Programme Guide, which contains the detailed guidance to the structure, budget and political priorities of Horizon Europe.


Useful links

Link to funding opportunity

Link to the programme for more info