This call aims to fund the deployment of pilots to allow primary, secondary and vocational remote schools to benefit from the most suitable technical solutions to reduce the digital gap suffered by pupils from areas and communities with low connectivity, limited or no access to devices and digital educational tools and content. This will be done through a financial support to third parties (FSTP) mechanism applying a fair and transparent selection process via open calls. The maximum amount of FSTP, distributed through a grant, is €20 000 per third party (school or network of schools) for the entire action duration but smaller amounts may also be justified. The financial support will be allocated to install the Entry HECC Scenario in all participating schools. €1 200 000 will be allocated to about 80 projects involving 100-150 rural schools from 10 EU countries.
Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Portugal and Spain.
Evaluation and awards
The evaluation criteria are based on the following dimensions:
The application process includes an on-line application that need to address in a concise way the following issues:
The selection process includes 3 stages:
The Learning from the Extremes Open Call for financial support to remote schools aims 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 Learning from the Extremes intervention aims to demonstrate ways on how the digital gap suffered by school communities from remote areas can be reduced by: