Call 2016-19

The call for submissions is now closed.
The call for submissions is now closed.

Call for submissions at a glance

TWO TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS

OPEN PROJECT PROPOSALS

The ECML outlines the broad themes but does not predetermine the content or output of such projects. General guidance and suggestions are provided.

Open project proposals must be submitted by interested teams and must correspond to one of the following themes :

Inclusive, plurilingual and intercultural education in practice

Language teacher education for digital literacy and in innovative learning environments

Pathways for learning: holistic approaches to learner development

Professional learning
communities

 

 

 


CLOSED PROJECT PROPOSALS

The ECML provides detailed project information to which project proposals ideally correspond.

For individual professionals - to apply as project coordinator or as team member of one (or more) of the following closed project proposal projects :

Teacher education for early language learning

Learning environments where foreign languages flourish

Whole-school teacher cooperation for support in the language(s) of schooling

With the exception of the closed project proposal:

Towards a Common European Framework of Reference for language teachers

where applications from teams or consortia, in addition to individual applications, are possible

Primary focus of project work: In the case of both open project proposals and closed project proposals, the focus will either be mainly on

  • development (new, innovative tools such as training modules, guidelines, toolkits)
or on
  • mediation* – i.e. communicating, disseminating and adapting the results of ongoing and concluded ECML projects so that they can be implemented at national, regional or local level.

All projects, however, will normally have elements of both development and mediation, though the balance will differ. Experts are free to determine the primary focus in the case of all open project proposals and for closed project proposal Whole-school teacher cooperation. For all other closed project proposals the primary focus has been predetermined.

* This is a bottom-up process involving negotiation with interested stakeholders. It may also involve translation of ECML materials into national languages and dialogue with ECML experts to ensure appropriate interpretation.

Languages of ECML projects: in order to promote linguistic diversity and ensure that the ECML reaches out to as wide an audience as possible, all ECML projects operate in two languages, one of which must be either English or French, the official languages of the Council of Europe. (For further information on project languages, click here)
ROLES IN PROJECT TEAMS

An ECML project team is a team of four professionals living and working in four different ECML member statesIn exceptional cases, applications from non-member states as team members can be accepted (with a maximum of one project team member from a non-member state).


Project coordinator 

  • must have acknowledged expertise in both theory and practice of the topic of the proposed project as well as proven leadership skills
  • is responsible for project management and guidance
  • must live and work in an ECML member state

Team members

  • proposed by the coordinator submitting a project (under the open project scheme) or chosen from the pool of candidates responding to the Call for closed project proposals (after the selection process – if the application is accepted)
  • three (language) education experts with significant expertise in the project topic
  • at least one of the team members (or the coordinator) must currently work in the context of the key target group of the project
  • each one from a different ECML member state
  • contribute fully to project development work
  • take on additional responsibilities in one of the following areas (for details on tasks see below): website, second language of the project, communications

It must be ensured that relevant language competence at professional level is represented in teams.

The coordinator and team members are responsible for the running of the project on the basis of the agreed action plan and for the reporting and evaluation of progress and results.

Applications from team members (but not for the role of coordinator) from non-member states will only be considered where the added-value can be clearly demonstrated and on the understanding that no more than one team member can come from a non-member state.

ECML project teams should represent a wide range of ECML member states. In view of this, applications from countries currently less represented in ECML project teams are particularly welcome.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Submissions are sought from:

  • practitioners and researchers in language education;
  • teachers and teacher educators of all languages;
  • experts in education with a strong interest in language education;

Applicants should be living and working in a member state of the ECML. The number of submissions per person is not limited. Deadline for submissions: 1 May 2015 to the address call@ecml.at using the submissions templates. The site acts as an online reference tool for those wishing to be involved in the ECML’s 2016-2019 programme and includes an FAQ section providing guidance on the submission process.

Anyone thinking about applying may contact the ECML secretariat as well as their national authorities (national delegate representing their country on the Governing Board of the ECML) for further information, advice and support.

Submission deadline: 1 May 2015

Submission of an open project proposal includes:
  • completion of the open project proposal template (certain sections of the template must be completed in both proposed project languages)
  • an optional online video presentation (max. 5 minutes) outlining the key aims of the project
Submission of an individual application for a closed project proposal includes:
  • completion of the closed project proposal template (certain sections of the template should be completed in both proposed project languages)
  • an optional online video presentation (max. 5 minutes) by
    • experts applying as coordinators: outline of their approaches to the project
    • experts applying as team members: outline of envisaged contribution
SUBMISSION FORM
Open project proposals submission form completed by the prospective project coordinator should be sent to the ECML via e-mail (call@ecml.at) Closed project proposals application form completed should be sent to the ECML via e-mail (call@ecml.at)
SELECTION PROCESS

Open project proposals

Following the deadline for submissions on 1 May 2015 the selection of open project proposals will take place in three phases:

  1. Expert evaluation of the quality of the proposals
  2. Evaluation by national authorities represented in the ECML Governing Board
  3. Selection of shortlisted projects by the Governing Board

Closed project proposals

The selection of coordinators for closed projects follows the steps outlined above. The selected coordinators will be invited to determine the composition of the project team in consultation with the ECML if his/her project is accepted. The selection of team members (and consortia – relevant for project "Towards a Common European Framework of Reference for language teachers" only) will be based upon all applications received for the particular project through the Call for submissions. In case of the project "Towards a Common European Framework of Reference for language teachers" it may be that the process of establishing a project team with possible sub-working groups requires an exploratory meeting at the ECML with relevant partners.

Announcement of results of the selection process

Following the Governing Board meeting in October to determine the projects to be included in the ECML 2016-2019 programme, the selected coordinators will be informed by November 2015.

The first meeting of project coordinators will take place at the ECML on 25-26 November 2015.

Applicants for team membership under the closed project proposal scheme will be informed on the status of their application no later than by the end of January 2016.

 

Call for submissions at a glance

TWO TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS

OPEN PROJECT PROPOSALS

The ECML outlines the broad themes but does not predetermine the content or output of such projects. General guidance and suggestions are provided.

Open project proposals must be submitted by interested teams and must correspond to one of the following themes :

Inclusive, plurilingual and intercultural education in practice

Language teacher education for digital literacy and in innovative learning environments

Pathways for learning: holistic approaches to learner development

Professional learning
communities

 

 

 


CLOSED PROJECT PROPOSALS

The ECML provides detailed project information to which project proposals ideally correspond.

For individual professionals - to apply as project coordinator or as team member of one (or more) of the following closed project proposal projects :

Teacher education for early language learning

Learning environments where foreign languages flourish

Whole-school teacher cooperation for support in the language(s) of schooling

With the exception of the closed project proposal:

Towards a Common European Framework of Reference for language teachers

where applications from teams or consortia, in addition to individual applications, are possible

Primary focus of project work: In the case of both open project proposals and closed project proposals, the focus will either be mainly on

  • development (new, innovative tools such as training modules, guidelines, toolkits)
or on
  • mediation* – i.e. communicating, disseminating and adapting the results of ongoing and concluded ECML projects so that they can be implemented at national, regional or local level.

All projects, however, will normally have elements of both development and mediation, though the balance will differ. Experts are free to determine the primary focus in the case of all open project proposals and for closed project proposal Whole-school teacher cooperation. For all other closed project proposals the primary focus has been predetermined.

* This is a bottom-up process involving negotiation with interested stakeholders. It may also involve translation of ECML materials into national languages and dialogue with ECML experts to ensure appropriate interpretation.

Languages of ECML projects: in order to promote linguistic diversity and ensure that the ECML reaches out to as wide an audience as possible, all ECML projects operate in two languages, one of which must be either English or French, the official languages of the Council of Europe. (For further information on project languages, click here)
ROLES IN PROJECT TEAMS

An ECML project team is a team of four professionals living and working in four different ECML member statesIn exceptional cases, applications from non-member states as team members can be accepted (with a maximum of one project team member from a non-member state).


Project coordinator 

  • must have acknowledged expertise in both theory and practice of the topic of the proposed project as well as proven leadership skills
  • is responsible for project management and guidance
  • must live and work in an ECML member state

Team members

  • proposed by the coordinator submitting a project (under the open project scheme) or chosen from the pool of candidates responding to the Call for closed project proposals (after the selection process – if the application is accepted)
  • three (language) education experts with significant expertise in the project topic
  • at least one of the team members (or the coordinator) must currently work in the context of the key target group of the project
  • each one from a different ECML member state
  • contribute fully to project development work
  • take on additional responsibilities in one of the following areas (for details on tasks see below): website, second language of the project, communications

It must be ensured that relevant language competence at professional level is represented in teams.

The coordinator and team members are responsible for the running of the project on the basis of the agreed action plan and for the reporting and evaluation of progress and results.

Applications from team members (but not for the role of coordinator) from non-member states will only be considered where the added-value can be clearly demonstrated and on the understanding that no more than one team member can come from a non-member state.

ECML project teams should represent a wide range of ECML member states. In view of this, applications from countries currently less represented in ECML project teams are particularly welcome.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

Submissions are sought from:

  • practitioners and researchers in language education;
  • teachers and teacher educators of all languages;
  • experts in education with a strong interest in language education;

Applicants should be living and working in a member state of the ECML. The number of submissions per person is not limited. Deadline for submissions: 1 May 2015 to the address call@ecml.at using the submissions templates. The site acts as an online reference tool for those wishing to be involved in the ECML’s 2016-2019 programme and includes an FAQ section providing guidance on the submission process.

Anyone thinking about applying may contact the ECML secretariat as well as their national authorities (national delegate representing their country on the Governing Board of the ECML) for further information, advice and support.

Submission deadline: 1 May 2015

Submission of an open project proposal includes:
  • completion of the open project proposal template (certain sections of the template must be completed in both proposed project languages)
  • an optional online video presentation (max. 5 minutes) outlining the key aims of the project
Submission of an individual application for a closed project proposal includes:
  • completion of the closed project proposal template (certain sections of the template should be completed in both proposed project languages)
  • an optional online video presentation (max. 5 minutes) by
    • experts applying as coordinators: outline of their approaches to the project
    • experts applying as team members: outline of envisaged contribution
SUBMISSION FORM
Open project proposals submission form completed by the prospective project coordinator should be sent to the ECML via e-mail (call@ecml.at) Closed project proposals application form completed should be sent to the ECML via e-mail (call@ecml.at)
SELECTION PROCESS

Open project proposals

Following the deadline for submissions on 1 May 2015 the selection of open project proposals will take place in three phases:

  1. Expert evaluation of the quality of the proposals
  2. Evaluation by national authorities represented in the ECML Governing Board
  3. Selection of shortlisted projects by the Governing Board

Closed project proposals

The selection of coordinators for closed projects follows the steps outlined above. The selected coordinators will be invited to determine the composition of the project team in consultation with the ECML if his/her project is accepted. The selection of team members (and consortia – relevant for project "Towards a Common European Framework of Reference for language teachers" only) will be based upon all applications received for the particular project through the Call for submissions. In case of the project "Towards a Common European Framework of Reference for language teachers" it may be that the process of establishing a project team with possible sub-working groups requires an exploratory meeting at the ECML with relevant partners.

Announcement of results of the selection process

Following the Governing Board meeting in October to determine the projects to be included in the ECML 2016-2019 programme, the selected coordinators will be informed by November 2015.

The first meeting of project coordinators will take place at the ECML on 25-26 November 2015.

Applicants for team membership under the closed project proposal scheme will be informed on the status of their application no later than by the end of January 2016.

 

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Please check our expert database and our message board.

For questions please contact us at 

Presentation on the Call
Please check our PowerPoint presentation here.