Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027. Read more about ERASMUS+ here.
This call aims to support the implementation of the principles and objectives of the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan, the European Skills Agenda, and the Council Recommendation on vocational education and training for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience.
European policy experimentations are transnational cooperation projects that involve developing, implementing and testing the relevance, effectiveness, potential impact and scalability of activities to address policy priorities in different countries. By combining strategic leadership, methodological soundness, and a strong European dimension, they enable mutual learning and support evidence-based policy at European level.
Proposals submitted under this topic must address one of the following priorities:
• Priority 4: Women in GreenTech
• Priority 5: Support structures and networks for apprentices’ mobility
• Campaigns run together by VET providers and the green/clean technology sector in coordination with schools and/or public employment services to attract more female applicants to relevant VET programmes;
• Involve female role models from the local, regional or national community to showcase successful professional and personal experiences in STEM fields to raise awareness and encourage females both youngsters and those in later stages of life to choose relevant VET programmes;
• Develop mentoring programmes by women in the sector for girls in the final stage of their VET programme or when entering the sector;
• Provide specific training to career guidance officers, teachers and trainers, both in schools, training centres and public employment services, to raise their awareness about green/clean technology career opportunities and female potential;
• Provide targeted career guidance, upskilling and reskilling opportunities with an awareness-raising component about women’s perspectives in clean technology jobs both targeting young girls in schools and VET providers and adult women in periods of career re-orientation;
• Identify successful methods, good practices, to attract girls and women in green/clean technology VET programmes, including through research as relevant.
• Support national, regional and /or local authorities, and/or Erasmus+ accredited consortium coordinators, chambers, social partners, sectoral organisations etc. to set up support structures, networks, reference points or mobility coordinators to facilitate all stages of mobility of apprentices (for finding partners, preparation before the mobility, support and mentoring during and after mobility56 including to ensure recognition of learning outcomes from the mobility experience and post-mobility reintegration phase) for learners, sending and receiving organisations with a focus on small companies;
• Involve social partners to support employers, identify sectoral needs and specificities, and develop broad-scale, sector-specific measures to enable the mobility of apprentices;• Find solutions to the barriers and obstacles (legal framework, structure of curricula, social insurance coverage, recognition of learning outcomes, etc.), and design and implement concrete measures to overcome them;
• Support partnerships between organisations (including companies) to implement stable and regular mobility schemes as part of curricula;
• Collect additional data, research on the key success factors for, and long-term benefits of, mobility of apprentices for all parties involved, with special focus on long duration mobility, and raise awareness of them, through communication campaigns;
• Build capacity for organisations and businesses to undertake apprentices’ mobility and take advantage of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships, with its objective of promoting the mobility of apprentices;
• Build up and strengthen apprentices networks, on the basis of the already existing initiatives all over Europe;
• Support companies and in-company trainers in receiving apprentices, including for learning mobility of apprentices between companies from the same sector;
• Foster bottom-up initiatives aiming at supporting integration (cultural, linguistic) of apprentices during the mobility experience in the host country;
• Design and implement in the framework of the project new bilateral or multilateral mobility opportunities for apprentices with partners in the project, for example by creating sectoral networks for rotation schemes, as possible.
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 3 applicants (beneficiaries, not affiliated entities), from a minimum of 3 EU Member States or third countries associated to the Programme.
Projects should normally range between 24 and 36 months. Extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment.
Project budget (maximum grant amount): 1 000 000 EUR per project.