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Funding Sources

European Social Fund 211,6 M€

National Contribution 78 M€

Targets for 2023

95% of teaching staff will have concluded their ongoing training in specific educational tools

1.140 students per psychologist or guidance counsellor

Average number of students per computer - developing regions - 1.5

Average number of students per computer - most developed regions - 2.2

Average number of students per computer - regions in transition - 1.9

Axis 4 of HCOP aims to improve pedagogical quality through new contents brought forth by new demands and needs from which new approaches stem from, to update the training of teaching staff and to implement regional mechanisms to adapt training offers to the needs of each territory, as well as reinforcing the orientation of learning pathways, to adequate them to the profile and vocation of each student as well as the acquisition of computer equipment and associated connectivity for the promotion of digital education.

Supported actionsFor whom?

Specific and innovative interventions aimed at improving the quality and efficiency of the education and training system, to improve academic success


Agents within the education and learning system currently involved in the supported interventions

Ongoing training of teachers and school managers


Teaching staff from preschool, basic and secondary education

Qualification of educators and other training staff


Individuals wanting to acquire the Pedagogical Competency Certificate (CCP)

Development of psychology and counselling services (SPO

Psychologists and psychology specialists from basic and secondary schools

Social innovation actions to experiment and test new approaches to the educational field


Basic and secondary education students, their families and other education staff

Interventions and specific activities to promote management quality and support to innovation and transnational cooperation                              

Basic and secondary education students, teachers and other stakeholders

Acquisition of equipment and associated connectivity within the scope of the Digital Transition of Education Plan
Most needy students attending school clusters and non-clustered schools of secondary education, under the direct management of the Ministry of Education services, of the North, Center and Alentejo regions, as well as students of basic and secondary education, of schools located in Lisbon and Algarve and teachers from all regions of the continent, serving in public schools (school groups and non-grouped schools).



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