Central campaigns.

In addition to decentralised campaigns, the Transversal programme also includes a number of central campaigns. These are implemented directly by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels. Applications for central campaigns must, therefore, be submitted in Brussels. In general, EACEA calls for applications to be submitted once a year. These central campaigns support transnational collaboration by way of multilateral projects, networks, accompanying measures as well as studies and analyses which relate to the four main subjects: “policy cooperation, languages, information and communication technologies and distribution and utilization of results”.

Policy cooperation

  • Studies and comparative research

Reflection groups and pools of experts or researchers have the opportunity to research the needs of the beneficiaries for a period of two years. Comparative studies, investigations, development of research networks or research conferences are just a few of the many activities that are supported.  
Example project (en français)

  • Multilateral networks

The aim of this campaign is to establish networks comprising key players from all areas and levels of policymaking and policy implementation from at least eight countries. The funding period can last up to three years.


  • Multilateral projects

These projects, which involve at least three institutions from three different countries for a period of up to three years, aim to facilitate language awareness and access to language learning. In particular, the creation of online courses and the development and distribution of teaching material such as tools and aids for assessing language skills are financed.
Example project

  • Multilateral networks

At least five institutions from five different countries have the opportunity to contribute to developing policy for teaching and learning languages for up to three years. This encourages linguistic diversity and supports the exchange of information on innovative techniques and good project examples.
Example project (auf Deutsch)

  • Accompanying measures

Accompanying measures include activities which help achieve the goals that have been set in relation to language policy. Information and communication activities such as conducting themed studies and organising events are supported.

Information and communication technology

  • Multilateral projects

The aim of these projects is to support innovative ICT-supported content and services of lifelong learning. At least three organisations from three different countries take part in the projects lasting between one and three years. The projects must exhibit a marked multiplier effect.

  • Multilateral networks

Establishing partnerships serves to network educational circles whose objective is to exchange ideas and experiences in eLearning. These networks last for three years and comprise at least five institutions from five different countries.
Example project

Distribution and utilization of results

  • Multilateral projects

Special attention will be paid to projects which propose an integrated approach across different lifelong learning sectors and which involve decision-makers and/or multipliers at the regional, national and European level. These projects last two years and connect at least three organisations from three different countries.
Example project

Who can submit a project?

  • An institution on behalf of the entire consortium
  • For policy cooperation: research organisations

Who is eligible for support?

  • Public and private institutions as well as individuals from schools, vocational colleges, universities and adult education institutions
  • National, cantonal and local authorities


The application deadlines for the 2013 Call for Proposals can be found here:

Contacts for the individual campaigns: