Key Action 3

Key Actions (also referred to as Actions) is the collective name for activities and projects that can be funded under Erasmus+.

Key Action 3: Support for Policy Reform

This Key Action covers any type of activity aimed at supporting and facilitating the modernisation of education and training systems.

Under Key Action 3, the Erasmus+ programme will fund strategic activities supporting policy reform across the EU in education, training and youth.

Key Action 3 covers the fields of higher education, vocational education and training, schools, adult education and youth.

It is important to note that the opportunities available vary by field, and in fact the majority of opportunities under this Key Action will be outside of the annual Call for Proposals. They will either be directly implemented by the European Commission or will be the subject of specific Calls for Proposals published throughout the programme duration.

Key Action 3 aims to help Europe achieve the goals set out in European Union strategies such as Europe 2020, Education and Training 2020 and the European Youth Strategy.

Funding opportunities under Key Action 3

Key Action 3 is divided into two main types of activity: decentralised activities and centralised activities. Decentralised activities for the UK are run by the Erasmus+ UK National Agency while centralised activities are run by the European Commission’s Executive Agency in Brussels.

Decentralised activities:

Centralised activities:

The European Commission's Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency manages centralised activities under Key Action 3. Please visit their website for more information on centralised activities in Key Action 3.