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Promoting cultural literacy through arts education to foster social inclusion

This Horizon Europe call supports suggestions for policies and practices to address current challenges and provide innovative responses in the arts education sector.


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




The objectives of this call are the following:

  • Increase understanding of the value of cultural literacy on social cohesion and the increase of tolerance on cultural diversity.
  • Provide innovative policy solutions that will increase cultural literacy in Europe through formal and non-formal education, as well as ways to integrate them into the education policies.
  • Foster cultural literacy around European cultures.

Activities/actions supported

Proposals should first analyse the role of arts in the different stages of education (primary, secondary and/or higher education), including in non-formal education (especially in cases when non-formal education methods are integrated in formal education curricula) as well as how arts education can enhance/promote cultural literacy, aiming to develop prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable societies.

Anticipated outcomes

Proposals under this topic should develop innovative policy solutions/recommendations to increase cultural literacy to positively affect society and provide ways that those solutions could be integrated into the education policies in Europe. The proposals should also propose methods that will help countries better assessing the impacts of cultural literacy on the inclusion of all children and young people.

Institution providing the funding

European Commission

Size of funding

From €2.000.000 to €3.000.000



Overview of eligibility criteria

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

  • EU Member States, including their outermost regions
  • 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

The following award criteria are taken into account:

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

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.
  • 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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Useful links

Link to funding opportunity

Link to the programme for more info