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Project Development Workshop 2017 – Call for Project Ideas!

Do you have a great idea for an innovative European Project on tackling challenges related to the professional development of teachers and trainers? Does it align with the recent EU communication on “School Development and Excellent Teaching for a Great Start in Life”?
Whether it is in higher education, school or vocational education and training, adult education, youth or sports, get ready to develop your Erasmus+ project proposal and benefit from EU funding. Let’s shape the Teachers and Trainers of Tomorrow!

Pin down Thursday 30 November and Friday 1 December 2017 in your calendar!
You will get a unique insight into the Commission’s new priority on professional development in the 2018 Erasmus+ programmes and meet European partners for your project idea.

Build your European consortium for the upcoming calls for proposals related to the professional development of teachers and trainers:
Erasmus+ Key Action 2: Innovation and Good Practices
Erasmus+ Key Action 3: Policy reforms
Erasmus+ Sport

How does it work?

Find European partners for your next project on tackling skills challenges!
Do you want to submit a proposal as a project leader? Please fill in the form by 15 September 2017. This form should only be completed by potential project promoters who have a clear project idea and who are willing to act as a project leader under Erasmus+ KA2, KA3 or Sport calls.

You will be notified in the second half of September 2017 whether your project idea has been selected to participate in the project development workshop*, and by the end of September we will distribute the best project ideas among potential partners. Interested partners will be able to sign up for the project development workshop until October 23rd, and project leaders will select themselves the best partners for their project. An e-confirmation of participation will be sent later in October.

To warm up, you can participate in an afternoon seminar and cocktail reception on Thursday 30 November. During the evening networking cocktail you will have the opportunity to exchange your views with experts on education and policy officers of the European Commission, as well as to network with potential partners. Please note that the ReSET group does not cover travel or accommodation expenses.

On Friday 1 December, project leaders will prepare and lead their own workshop, presenting their ideas in roundtables with the partners that they will have selected beforehand. Still unsure about what will happen? Check out last year’s PDW in our presentation video!

This event is a co-organisation of the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the EUEARLALLthe Liaison agency Flanders-Europe (vleva), the West-Finland European Office,South Denmark European OfficeCentral Denmark EU Office, and the Lifelong Learning Platform. Both the cocktail reception and the workshops will take place in Brussels.

Get ideas for your project!

The knowledge, skills and attitudes of each of Europe’s 6 million teachers are of great importance. The quality of their teaching has a direct effect upon learners’ attainment.
The demands made on teachers, school leaders, and teacher educators are increasing and changing. They are called on to play a key role in modernising education. To do that, they need to develop their own competences. Initial education and continuous professional development of the highest quality, and access to support throughout their careers are both essential.

Read more about what the Commission has been doing so far (as well as the advice of Cedefop for VET teachers)


The main topic of the PDW will be professional development of teachers and trainers in all educational sectors (early childhood education, school education, VET, higher education, adult education) and training.


  • Strengthening the profile of the teaching profession and making their career more attractive
  • Diversity and inclusion in the classroom and promoting citizenship and common fundamental values
  • Promotion of high-quality and innovative teaching in all educational sectors and training
  • Strengthening distributed leadership at school and teacher leadership for learning
  • …any other fitting into the priorities!

Questions? Contact the ReSET PDW Task Force – 

Karen Vandersickel – Liaison agency Flanders-Europe
Hanne De Roo – Liaison Agency Flanders-Europe
Ulrike Conrad – Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the EU
Jugatx Ortiz – EARLALL
Anne-Maria Mäkelä – West Finland European Office
Julie Sand Jørgensen – Central Denmark EU Office
Henriette Hansen – South Denmark European Office
Ulla-Alexandra Mattl – Lifelong Learning Platform