Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027. Read more about ERASMUS+ here.
This action aims to increase the capacity of VET providers so that they are better equipped to engage with the private sector.
Specifically, the action will:
▪ Build capacity of VET providers to strengthen cooperation between private and public stakeholders in the field of vocational education and training for demand-oriented and opportunity-driven VET interventions;
▪ Improve the quality and responsiveness of VET to socio-economic opportunities and social developments to enhance the labour market relevance of skills provision;
▪ Align VET provision to local, regional and national development strategies.
▪ Work-based learning (for young people and/or adults);
▪ Quality assurance mechanisms;
▪ VET teachers/trainers professional development;
▪ Key competences, including entrepreneurship;
▪ Public Private Dialogue and Partnerships in VET;
▪ Innovation in VET;▪ Green and digital skills for the twin transition;
▪ Skills matching with current and future job opportunities, including in promising value chains under development.
Funded projects will be able to integrate a wide range of cooperation, exchange, communication and other activities including for example:
▪ Creating and developing networks and exchanges of good practice between VET providers in third countries not associated to the Programme and in EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme;
▪ Creating tools, programmes and other materials to build the capacity of institutions from third countries not associated to the Programme (practical training schemes training programmes and tools for assessing and validating learning outcomes in VET, individual action plans for participating institutions; professional guidance and counselling and coaching methods…);
▪ Creating mechanisms to involve the private sector both in the design and delivery of curricula and to provide VET learners with high quality work-based experience;
▪ Developing and transferring pedagogical approaches, teaching and training materials and methods, including work based learning, virtual mobility, open educational resources and better exploitation of the ICT potential;
▪ Developing and implementing international (virtual) exchange activities for staff primarily (including teachers and non-teaching staff such as school leaders, managers, counsellors, advisors, etc.).
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities, if applicable) must:
▪ be legal entities (public or private bodies);
▪ be active in the VET field or in the labour market;
Participating organisations can be, for example (non-exhaustive list):
- VET providers
- Companies, industry, other employers or sector representative organisations
- National/regional qualification authorities
- Employment services
- Research institutes
- Innovation agencies
- Regional development authorities
- International organisations
▪ be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e. EU Member State, third country associated to the Programme, third country not associated to the Programme from an eligible region.
The eligible regions covered by this action are Regions 1, 2, 3, 9, 10 and 11 (please see Part A of the Programme Guide).
Exception: organisations from Belarus (Region 2) and the Russian Federation (Region 4) are not eligible to participate in this action.
The coordinator must be an organisation active in the VET field. It applies on behalf of all participating organisations involved in the project. It cannot be an affiliated entity. Organisations from third countries not associated to the Programme cannot be coordinators.
Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 4 applicants (beneficiaries, not affiliated entities) from minimum 3 eligible countries:
• at least 2 EU Member States or third countries associated to the Programme: each of these participating countries must involve at least 1 organisation.
• at least 1 eligible third country not associated to the Programme: at least 2 organisations from the participating eligible third country/countries not associated to the Programme from the same regiono. Organisations from different eligible regions cannot participate in the same projects. Cross-regional projects are not eligible.
The consortium must include at least one VET provider at non-tertiary education level.
The number of organisations from EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme may not be higher than the number of organisations from eligible third countries not associated to the Programme.
Projects should normally last 12, 24 or 36 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment of the grant agreement).
The EU grant per project will vary from a minimum of 100.000 EUR to a maximum of 400.000 EUR.