Sector Skills Alliances - Call for proposals in Erasmus+ programme

Submitted by Codruta Marginean on 10 November 2017

This call for proposals concerns the grant awards of a 3 lot project initiated by  the European Union's Erasmus+ programme, a funding scheme to support activities in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport.

The actual call is related to the second out of the three "Key Actions”, part of Erasmus+ programme ,namely Sector Skills Alliances.  It aims at tackling skills gaps with regard to one or more occupational profiles in a specific sector,by identifying existing or emerging sector-specific labour market needs, and by enhancing the responsiveness of initial and continuing vocational education and training (VET) systems, at all levels, to the labour market needs.

Length of the projects: 2 to 4 years

Maximum grant award:

LOT 1: EUR 330 000 for 2 years and EUR 500 000 for 3 years

LOT 2: EUR 700 000 for 2 years and EUR 1 000 000 for 3 years

LOT 3: EUR 4 000 000 for 4 years

Call 2018 budget: EUR 28,000,000*

*For Lot 3 only 1 proposal per pilot sector can be funded

The following activities are supported:

Lot 1 - Sector Skills Alliances for skills needs identification will work at sectoral level in order to provide clear and detailed evidence of what the needs and gaps are

Lot 2 - Sector Skills Alliances for design and delivery of VET will work to design and deliver common training content for vocational programmes for one or several related profession/s in a sector, as well as teaching and training methodologies. 

Lot 3 - Sector Skills Alliances for implementing a new strategic approach (“Blueprint”) to sectoral cooperation on skills will develop a sector skills stategy.

Eligibility of applicants

Any eligible participating organisation established in an Erasmus+ Programme Country can be the applicant. This organisation applies on behalf of all participating organisations involved in the project.

The deadline for electronic submission is 28 February 2018 at 12:00 (Brussels time).

Please find additional information for applicants as well as the documents and links relating to the call here.

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