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Call: A European framework for mobility of apprentices: Developing European citizenship and skills through youth integration in the labour market

Acronym EaSI
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"EaSI - Programme for Employment and Social Innovation"

The Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) programme is a financing instrument at EU level to promote a high level of quality and sustainable employment, guaranteeing adequate and decent social protection, combating social exclusion and poverty and improving working conditions.


  • Strengthen ownership of EU objectives and coordination of action at EU and national level in the areas of employment, social affairs and inclusion
  • Support the development of adequate social protection systems and labour market policies
  • Modernise EU legislation and ensure its effective application
  • Promote geographical mobility and boost employment opportunities by developing an open labour market
  • Increase the availability and accessibility of microfinance for vulnerable groups and micro-enterprises, and increase access to finance for social enterprises
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A European framework for mobility of apprentices: Developing European citizenship and skills through youth integration in the labour market
Description of call
"A European framework for mobility of apprentices: Developing European citizenship and skills through youth integration in the labour market"

The ultimate goal of this call will be to enable young apprentices to develop their skills and enhance employability prospects, whilst also strengthening their sense of European citizenship. This will be done by testing different approaches for putting in place the infrastructure as well as the institutional and contractual frameworks (e.g. developing the service structures for the organisation of travel & accommodation, language courses, learning agreements, practical welcome information packs, coaching methods, insurance arrangements) necessary to organise the placements of apprentices from departure to return.

Three main objectives will guide the actions to be developed through the projects financed. Firstly, these will set out to test whether sufficient demand and uptake exists among relevant stakeholders for developing long-term (6-12 months) trans-national apprentice mobility placement schemes. Secondly, projects will seek to identify obstacles (legal, practical, institutional, academic…) that prevent apprentices from carrying out longer term stays abroad. Finally, lessons will be drawn to disseminate good practices and success factors on long-term work placements for apprentices. 

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Thematic Focus Employment, Equal Rights, Innovation, Social affairs
Funding area EU Member States
EEA Countries
Candidate Countries
Potential Candidate Countries
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), NGO / NPO, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Public Services, Other
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

Proposals must respect the following criteria: 

  • be submitted by a consortium of at least two nationally accredited VET providers, legally established and registered in two different EU Member States, with the sending organisation acting as lead applicant and the receiving organisation(s), acting as co-applicant(s) 
  • include as associate organisations at least one host company - preferably an SME - that is officially registered and that has experience in giving training to VET learners, preferably employing a qualified in-company apprentice trainer 


Recurring Call No
Further info

The overall duration of the action/projects should indicatively be 18 months.

Financial details

The total budget earmarked for the EU co-financing of actions under this call is estimated at 1 800 000 €. The indicative amount for each grant will be between 100 000 € and 200 000 €. 

Under this call for proposals, the requested EU grant may not exceed 85% of the total eligible costs of the action. The applicants must guarantee their co-financing of the remaining 15% covered by the applicants' own resources or from other sources other than the European Union budget.


Applications must be submitted by using the electronic submission system available at and by sending a signed, printed version of the application form and its annexes by post or courier service to the following address:  


European Commission 

Call for proposals VP/2016/010 – DG EMPL.E.3 

Rue Philippe Le Bon 3 – 06/49A 

B-1049 Bruxelles - BELGIUM 


Hand-delivered proposals must be received by the European Commission before 4 p.m. on the last day for submission at the following address: 

European Commission 

Service central de réception du courrier 

Call for proposals VP/2016/010 – DG EMPL.E.3 

Avenue du Bourget, 1 

B-1140 Evére

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