Who can participate in the Comenius programme?
The programme is open to individuals and organisations alike, but applications must be submitted via one of the following institutions:
- pre-school / primary schools up to upper secondary level
- teachers and other education staff
- associations, public bodies and NGOs
- research centres
Projects that integrate people with special needs can apply for additional funding. Please contact the Comenius programme team: firstname.lastname@example.org, +41 32 346 18 18.
What are the project application deadlines for Comenius?
- Comenius Mobility (teaching assignments and training: participation in professional development courses, job-shadowing): spring 2015
- Comenius Partnerships (school and regional partnerships): 15 August 2014
What activities does Comenius Mobility support?
- Professional development: participation in courses, conferences, job-shadowing.
What activities do Comenius Partnerships support?
- School partnerships promote cooperation between organisations that are active in general and vocational education. School partnerships can be used to fund pupil and teacher mobility. Partnerships with third countries outside the EU can be integrated in to the project. Number of participants: at least three organisations from three different programme countries.
- Regio partnerships promote cooperation in school education between regions and cities in Europe. Number of participants: at least two local/regional school authorities from two different programme countries.
In which countries can mobility projects take place?
- 28 EU Member States
- Member states of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA): Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland
- EU accession candidates: Turkey and Macedonia
How long do the activities supported by Comenius run for?
- Comenius Mobility: short-term mobilities between two days and six weeks, long-term mobilities up to one year
- Comenius Partnerships: two or three years
In addition to the decentralised actions offered by the ch Foundation, the programme also covers certain centralised actions. All applications for funding must be submitted to the ch Foundation.
If you have any questions or require advice on the types of centralised action, please contact : Florence Balthasar (European Advisor), SwissCore, +32 2 549 09 80, email@example.com.