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Mapping of longitudinal data and assessment of inequalities in education, training and learning achievements

The call aims to enhance the knowledge base of what shapes the educational outcomes over time, and how to best support the learning of all students and reduce education inequalities in the short, medium and long-term.


Publication date
14 December 2022
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
14 March 2023, 17:00 (CET)
Level of funding
  • EU level




Proposals under this Horizon Europe strand should set out a credible pathway to contributing to the following overarching objectives under the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan:

  • Social and economic resilience and sustainability are strengthened through a better understanding of the social, ethical, political and economic impacts of drivers of change (such as technology, globalisation, demographics, mobility and migration) and their interplay.
  • Inclusive growth is boosted and vulnerabilities are reduced effectively through evidence-based policies for protecting and enhancing employment, education, social fairness and tackling inequalities, including in response to the socio-economic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Activities/actions supported

Proposals should map and collect surveys with a longitudinal design, following the learning progress of students over time, and linking with information for example on students’ achievement scores, socio-economic background, language spoken at home, migration history, the school they attend, or whether they have attended early care and childhood education.

Anticipated outcomes

Projects should contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

  • Map and collect existing regional or national longitudinal data allowing to follow individual cohorts of students over time and allowing to analyse their learning outcomes, and trends in educational inequalities.
  • Provide policymakers with an analysis of the available literature and a selection of techniques used to assess inequalities in education, training and learning achievements over time.
  • Identify the interventions that compensate inequalities in learning outcomes over time based on the analysis of longitudinal data.

Institution providing the funding

European Research Council

Size of funding

EUR 9,000,000



Overview of eligibility criteria

Any legal entity, regardless of its place of establishment, including legal entities from nonassociated third countries or international organisations is eligible to participate. To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the following countries:

  • the Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions
  • the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States
  • Countries associated to Horizon Europe
  • A list of low and middle-income countries (list available in Work Programme the 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

Project proposals will be assessed taking into account the following 3 criteria, for a maximum of 15 points:

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

The threshold for individual criteria will be 3. The overall threshold, applying to the sum of the three individual scores, will be 10.



Application procedures

In order to be considered, proposals must:

  • Be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal using the forms provided in the link to the call (see below).
  • Proposals must be complete and contain all parts and mandatory annexes and supporting documents.

More information is available in the text of the call.

Application support available

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Link to funding opportunity

Link to the programme for more info