Increasing access to educational tools in areas and communities with low connectivity or access to technologies.
The Covid-19 crisis resulted in one of the greatest challenges education and training systems have faced in decades. Access to and quality of the learning experience varied greatly, demonstrating that a higher level of pre-existing digital capacity led to faster and more effective responses. Many schools, particularly those located in remote areas, faced severe challenges with the switch to distance and online learning, due to their prior low level of digital readiness. Many students living in remote areas lacked the proper infrastructure including connectivity and access to digital devices, tools, and content at home.
This call for proposals is aimed at addressing inequalities of access to digital education by enhancing inclusion and by reducing the digital gap suffered by pupils from remote areas and communities with low connectivity, limited or no access to devices and digital educational tools and content.
The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects under this call for proposals is estimated at EUR 2 370 000 and the Commission expects to fund 1 proposal. In order to be eligible, a proposal must be submitted by a consortium composed of at least three legal entities; and from three different eligible countries.
The closing date for the call is 15 July 2021 17:00:00 Brussels time.
Further information, including the call document, can be found on the Commission’s Funding and Tenders Portal.