|Acronym || Erasmus+ - KA2
|Description of programme |
"Erasmus+ - Key Action 2 – Cooperation among Organisations and
This Key Action supports:
- Partnerships for Cooperation, including Cooperation Partnerships
and Small-scale Partnerships;
- Partnerships for Excellence, including Centres for Vocational Excellence, Teachers Academy
- Mundus Action;
- Partnerships for Innovation, including Alliances and Forward-looking projects;
Building projects in the field of youth;
- Not-for-profit European sport events.
For the participating organisations,
projects supported under this Key Action are intended to produce the following outcomes:
- innovative approaches
for addressing their target groups, by providing for example: more attractive education and training programmes, in line with
individual needs and expectations; use of participatory approaches and digital methodologies; new or improved processes of
recognition and validation of competences; greater effectiveness of activities for the benefit of local communities; new or
improved practices to cater for the needs of targets groups with fewer opportunities and to deal with differences in learning
outcomes linked to the geographical and socio-economic disparities; new approaches to address social, ethnic, linguistic and
cultural diversity; new approaches to better support competitiveness and employment in particular at regional and local level;
recognition of excellence in language learning or teaching through the European Language Label;
- a more modern, dynamic,
committed and professional environment inside the organisation: ready to integrate good practices and new methods including
digital capabilities into daily activities; open to synergies with organisations active in different fields or in other socio-economic
sectors; strategic planning of professional development for staff in line with individual needs and organisational objectives;
capacity and professionalism to work at EU/international level: improved management competences and internationalisation strategies;
reinforced cooperation with partners from other countries, other fields of education, training and youth and/or other socio-economic
sectors; increased allocation of financial resources (other than EU funds) to organise EU/international projects in the field
of education, training and youth; increased quality in the preparation, implementation, monitoring and follow-up of EU/international
projects;monitoring and follow-up of EU/international projects;
- increased knowledge and awareness regarding sport
and physical activity:
- increased awareness of the role of sport in promoting social inclusion, equal opportunities
and a healthy lifestyle;
Projects funded under this Key Action are also likely to have a positive impact on the
persons directly or indirectly involved in the activities, such as:
- increased sense of initiative and entrepreneurship;
competence in foreign languages;
- increased level of digital competence;
- greater understanding and responsiveness
to all kinds of diversity, e.g. social, ethnic, linguistic, gender and cultural diversity as well as diverse abilities;
levels of skills for employability and new business creation (including social entrepreneurship);
- more active participation
- more positive attitude towards the European project and the EU values;
- better understanding and
recognition of skills and qualifications in Europe and beyond;
- improved competences, linked to occupational profiles
(teaching, training, youth work, sport coaching, etc.);
- better understanding of practices, policies and systems in
education, training, youth and sport across countries;
- better understanding of interconnections between formal, non-formal
education, vocational training, other forms of learning and labour market respectively;
- increased opportunities for
- increased motivation and satisfaction in daily work;
- increased practice of sport
and physical activity.
At systemic level, they are expected to trigger modernisation and reinforce the response
of education and training systems and youth policies to the main challenges of today's world: environmental sustainability,
digital transformation, employment, economic stability and growth, but also the need to promote social, civic and intercultural
competences, intercultural dialogue, democratic values and fundamental rights, social inclusion, mental health and well-being,
non-discrimination and active citizenship, critical thinking and media literacy.
Therefore, the impact of this Key Action
is intended to be:
- increased quality of education and training, youth work and sport practices in Europe and beyond:
combining higher levels of excellence and attractiveness with increased opportunities for all;
- education, training
and youth systems that are better aligned to the needs of and opportunities offered by the labour market, and closer links
to business and the community;
- improved provision and assessment of basic and transversal skills, particularly: entrepreneurship,
social, civic, intercultural and language competences, critical thinking, digital skills and media literacy;
synergies and links and improved transition between the different sectors of education, training and youth at national level,
with improved use of European reference tools for recognition, validation and transparency of competences and qualifications;
use of learning outcomes when describing and defining qualifications, parts of qualifications and curricula, in support to
teaching and learning and in assessment;
- increased awareness and openness to social diversity and increased inclusiveness
and accessibility of education systems and possibilities
- new and increased inter-regional and transnational cooperation
of public authorities in the fields of education, training and youth;
- more strategic and integrated use of ICTs and
open educational resources (OER) in education, training and youth systems;
- increased motivation for language learning
through innovative teaching methods or better links to practical use of language skills required by the labour market;
interaction between practice, research and policy.
- increased level of participation in sport and physical activity
as a tool for health and well being
- increased knowledge on how to tackle cross-border threats to the integrity of
sport, such as doping, match fixing and violence, as well as all kinds of intolerance and discrimination better support of
good governance in sport and dual careers of athletes;
- increased recognition of voluntary activities in sport;
mobility of volunteers, coaches, managers and staff of non-profit sport organisations;
- increased social inclusion
and equal opportunities in sport.
|Link || Link to Programme |
in the field of Vocational Education and Training (VET)
|Description of call |
Building in the field of Vocational Education and Training (VET)"
Capacity building projects are international
cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of VET in EU Member States
and third countries associated to the Programme, and third countries not associated to the Programme. They aim to support
the relevance, accessibility, and responsiveness of VET institutions and systems in third countries not associated to the
Programme as a driver of sustainable socio-economic development.
Objectives of the Action
the action will:
- Reinforce the links between the third countries not associated to the Programme VET system and
its labour market so as to better align VET to (emerging) local labour market opportunities;
- Increase the link between
VET profiles and local/regional/national strategies and priorities impacted by skills, in particular those supported by other
European Union actions, in order to ensure coherence;
- Increase the capacities of VET providers especially in the fields
of management, governance, inclusion, quality assurance, innovation; and internationalisation;
- Support the exposure
of staff, managers, policy makers and senior teachers to approaches bringing the labour market and VET closer (dual learning,
curriculum development with private sector partners…);
- Improve the knowledge, technical, managerial and pedagogical
skills of VET teachers and trainers;
- Integrate the input from teachers/trainers, VET learners and employers, from
private sector in particular, into curriculum, profile design and training reform;
- Improve the level of competences,
skills and employability potential of VET learners by developing new and innovative VET education programmes, especially those
delivering key competences, basic language, and ICT skills;
- Foster cooperation across different regions of the world
through joint initiatives.
Features that characterise capacity building
in VET include some thematic areas presented below. Proposals should focus on one or more of the following themes:
learning (for young people and/or adults);
- Quality assurance mechanisms;
- VET teachers/trainers professional
- Key competences, including entrepreneurship;
- Skills-matching in forward-looking economic sectors;
to the development of green and digital skills for the twin transition.
In addition, the applicant can cover thematic
areas that are not presented above. These must demonstrate that they are particularly appropriate to meet the objectives of
the call and identified needs.
The activities proposed must be directly linked to
the objectives and thematic areas of the action, i.e. they must correspond to one or more of the thematic areas listed above
and they must be detailed in a project description covering the entire implementation period.
In the context of this
international worldwide action, project activities must focus on building and strengthening the capacities of organisations
active in the field of VET principally in the third countries not associated to the Programme covered by the action.
projects will be able to integrate a wide range of cooperation, exchange, communication and other activities including for
- 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…);
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
- 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 case learner
and staff mobility activities are proposed, these should contribute directly to the objectives of the project and be strongly
embedded in the project logic as a whole.
The proposed activities should bring an added value and will have a direct
impact on the achievement of the project results.
The budget available is
divided between different regions of the world in 12 budgetary envelopes and the size of each budgetary envelope is different.
Further information on the amounts available under each budgetary envelope will be published on the Funding and Tender Opportunities
Portal (FTOP). The funds will have to be used in a geographically balanced way.
The EU has set a number of targets regarding
geographical balance and priorities. In addition, institutions are encouraged to work with partners in the poorest and least
developed third countries not associated to the Programme.
The geographical targets set for this action are the following:
and the Caribbean: Priority will be given to regional projects (projects involving more than one eligible third country
not associated to the Programme) or projects in lower and middle income countries;
- Sub-Sahara Africa:
Priority will be given to least developed countries; a special emphasis shall also be put on migration priority countries;
no country will access more than 8% of funding foreseen for the Region.
- Western Balkans: Mobility
of learners will be privileged.
|Link || Link to Call |
|Thematic Focus || Children & Youth, Education
& Training, Capacity Building, Cooperation Networks, Institutional Cooperation, Clustering, Development Cooperation, Economic
Cooperation, Research & Innovation, Technology Transfer & Exchange, Community Integration, European Citizenship, Shared
Services, Employment & Labour Market, Administration & Governance, Competitiveness, SME |
area || EU Member States |
Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)
EU Neighbourhood Policy Countries
Sub Saharan Africa
Potential Candidate Countries
Iceland / Ísland
Norway / Norge
|Origin of Applicant || EU Member States |
and Territories (OCTs)
EU Neighbourhood Policy Countries
Sub Saharan Africa
Iceland / Ísland
Norway / Norge
applicants || University, Education and Training Centres, Public Services |
details || |
Any public and private organisation active in the VET field and legally established in an EU Member State
or eligible third country associated to the Programme can apply. The applicant applies on behalf of all participating organisations
involved in the project.
Eligible participating organisations:
- Vocational education and training providers
legally established in a EU Member State or eligible third country associated to the Programme or in an eligible third country
not associated to the Programme;
- Other public or private organisations active in the field of VET and in the labour
market and legally established in a EU Member State or eligible third country associated to the Programme or in an eligible
third country not associated to the Programme;
- Associated partners from the public or private sector contributing
to the implementation of specific project tasks/activities or support the dissemination and sustainability of the project.
For contractual management issues, associated partners are not considered as part of the project partners and do not receive
Eligible third countries not associated to the Programme for this action:
- All third countries
not associated to the Programme (please see section "Eligible Countries" in Part A of Programme Guide) in Regions 1, 2, 3,
4, 9, 10 and 11.
|Project Partner || Yes |
Partner Details || Capacity building projects are transnational and involve at least 4 organisations from minimum 3
countries: At least 1 organisation from 2 different EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme and at
least 2 organisations from at least 1 eligible third country not associated to the Programme. |
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
third countries not associated to the Programme.
|Further info || Projects can
last one, two or three years. The duration must be chosen at application stage, based on the objective of the project and
on the type of activities foreseen over time. |
|Type of Funding || Grants
|Financial details || This action follows a lump sum funding model. The amount of the
single lump sum contribution will be determined for each grant based on the estimated budget of the action proposed by the
applicant. The granting authority will fix the lump sum of each grant based on the proposal, evaluation result, funding rates
and the maximum grant amount set in the call. |
The EU grant per project will vary from a minimum of 100,000
EUR to a maximum of 400,000 EUR.
Budgetary envelope for different regions (as stated in the Topic description)
|Western Balkans (region 1)||
|Neighbourhood East (region 2), except Belarus|| 2,484,035 EUR|
countries (region 3)|| 4,140,058 EUR|
|Russian Federation (region 4)||
|Sub-Saharan Africa (region 9)|| 8,573,369 EUR|
(region 10)|| 2,070,029 EUR|
|Caribbean (region 11)|| 310,504 EUR|
indicative budget||26,521,153 EUR|
|| Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding
& Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System. Paper submissions are NOTpossible. |
Details || |
2006, the European Education and Culture Executive Agency has been a catalyst for projects in education, training, youth,
sport, audiovisual, culture, citizenship and humanitarian aid. On behalf of the European Commission, EACEA strives to foster
innovation in these areas, always in a spirit of cross-border cooperation and mutual respect.
EACEA are project managers,
facilitators of knowledge exchange, and supporters of European projects that connect people and cultures.
To bring Erasmus+ as close as possible to the participants and make sure it works well across different countries,
the EU works with National Agencies to manage the programme.
The National Agencies are based in Programme Countries
and their role involves
- providing information on Erasmus+
- selecting projects to be funded
and evaluating Erasmus+
- supporting applicants and participants
- working with other National Agencies and the
- promoting Erasmus+
- sharing success stories and best practices
The list of National Agencies
can be found here.
Countries not in the list of Programme countries may alternately have a National
National Erasmus+ Offices
National Erasmus+ Offices (NEOs) assist the European Commission
and local authorities in the implementation of Erasmus+ in certain Partner Countries.
These countries are located in
the Western Balkans, the Eastern and Southern Mediterranean and Central Asia. Russia also has a National Office.
information on Erasmus+, monitoring and evaluating funded projects, assisting applicants and participants, supporting policy
dialogue and maintaining contact with local authorities and EU Delegations are among the responsibilities of the NEOs.The
list of National Erasmus+ Offices is available on the website of the Education,
Culture, and Audiovisual Executive Agency.
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