|Type of Fund || Action programme |
Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to
study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.
Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among
Education, Training, and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and
work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.
It will also support national efforts to modernise
Education, Training, and Youth systems. In the field of Sport, there will be support for grassroots projects and cross-border
challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.
Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes
in the fields of Education, Training, and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme,
Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the Education, Training,
Youth, and Sport sectors and is easier to access
than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.
|Link || http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm |
|Description of programme |
"Key Action 2 - Cooperation for innovation
and the exchange of good practices"
| This Key Action supports: |
- Strategic Partnerships in the field of education,
training and youth;
- Knowledge Alliances;
- Sector Skills Alliances;
- Capacity Building in the field of
- Capacity Building in the field of youth.
Sector Skills Alliances
|Description of call |
"Sector Skills Alliances"
Sector Skills Alliances are transnational
projects, which are based on trends in a particular industry and on the skills required for the pursuit of one or more professional
These alliances should develop and use joint programs for training as well as education and training
methods. Of particular importance is the adoption of work-based learning process in teaching the skills required by labor
In addition, the Sector Skills Alliances should set instruments for an EU-wide recognition in practice.
Under this action, eligible sectors are those that have skills shortages, which are to be overcome with the current
activities of the Commission:
- Production Technology
- Information and communication technology
- Cultural and creative sectors
- Health care
or more proposals obtain the same number of points and the available resources are insufficient to fund all proposals, proposals
from companies / industries that have set up a European sectoral competence council will have a priority.
Sector Skills Alliances bear the following essential characteristics:
- Innovations in vocational
education and training, in different sectors and in relevant professional profiles.
- Sustainable effects on the duration
of a project and on theorganizations participating in the alliance. It is expected that the partnerships and the activities
will be continued. The changes in the training institutions and in different sectors or with respect to different professional
profiles must be measurable. Results and solutions must be transferable and made accessible to a wider audience.
of Sector Skills Alliances should be provided in the EU-skills panorama for further use.
- Alliances Sector Skills must
demonstrate commitment and added value of all the partners.
- The partners should be representative of that sector,
at least at the national level, and to have experience and expertise in the field of training and in terms of forecasts
of qualification needs and the provision of necessary skills at European level.
- The description of future skills needs
should be optionally supported by available studies/analysis, which show what are the demands of the labor market in the sector
concerned. If there are no studies/analysis performed, a research institute which is familiar with the sector concerned, must
be consulted. In carrying out the educational activities and in the development of qualification standards based on a
uniform European vocational profile (see ESCO), partners must take into account the results of the studies/analysis.
Alliance should then translate these results into innovative, goal-oriented learning curriculum support (using the ECVET)
and quality assurance mechanisms (in accordance with the EQAVET).
- The alliance must ensure fully or at least
ensure a high probability that the new or adapted skills and qualifications are recognized in all countries and sectors of
- Career- and vocational guidance services should be regarded as "facilitators" with regional or local
bodies support the coordination of skills and curricula through the planning of curricula for vocational education to make
vocational schools, young learners or their parents on certain professions attentive and on certain to inform professions
that are needed in the labor market in particular.
- Sector Skills Alliances are the activities proposed to carry
out so that maximum impact in the respective industry and the professions in question is achieved.
Description of requirements for industry-specific skills and training
- If necessary, recording
and evaluation of established competency requirements in the labor market in a particular sector on the basis of an EU Skills
Panorama and possibly the work of European sectoral skills councils;
- Identification of the need for training opportunities,
possibly on the basis of the professional profiles of the European Classification of Skills / Competences, Qualifications
and Occupations (ESCO).
Development of common curricula
- Development of sector-specific curricula,
programs for training and possibly qualification standards related to general competence requirements of the industry and/
or on a European job profile at EU level, possibly based on the European Classification of Skills / Competences, Qualifications
- Consideration of competence or professional profiles in the design of curricula and training programs
as well as qualification standards.
- Orientation of the above activities to the learning objectives (use of ECVET,
etc.) and taking into account the principles of quality assurance (eg EQAVET.);
- Consideration of innovative teaching
and learning approaches, in particular through more strategic and integrated use of ICT and free teaching and learning materials
(OER) and by the inclusion of possibilities for practical application of knowledge in the specific work environment (work-related
learning) and the development of entrepreneurial approaches
of common curricula
- Implementation of industry-specific curricula at EU level that have been adjusted according
to an analysis and based on forecasts of the requirements of the labor market for a particular job profile or a new one;
of innovative teaching and learning methods in the field of vocational training, taking account the evolving skills requirements
and/ or specific target groups in an industry (ICT-based content, services and methods, training at the workplace, etc.);
recognition and certification of the respective learning outcomes through application of the principles of the European Credit
System for VET (ECVET), the European Reference Framework for Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET)
and possibly with reference to the NQF or by any other relevant European instruments in the sector concerned.
|Link || http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/calls/index_en.htm
|Thematic Focus || Education, European Citizenship, Youth, Mobility, Sports
|Funding area || EU Member States |
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Norway / Norge
Turkey / Türkiye
|Select Origin of Applicant
|| EU Member States |
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Norway / Norge
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
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,
Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association, Public Services, Other
|Project Partner || Yes |
|Project Partner Details
A Sector SkillsAlliance must meet all the following requirements:
all countries covered, a Sector Skills alliance must have at least three full partners and at least one of each of the categories
2. Sector Skills Alliances must include at least three Programme countries.
a Sector Skillsalliance includes more than three of the minimum required countries, every other country must have at least
three full partner in each of the categories listed below.
The following categories of institutions must be involved
in the set Sector Skills Alliances :
1. Public or private organizations which offer vocational training:
E.g. as training networks / schools to vocational training, vocational training centers, inter-company training
centers, companies with more than 250 employees which have their own training department, in particular companies, in which
a course can be completed, or companies, which have joint trainings (Composite Training) Higher education institutions with
offers for vocational education.
2. Public or private bodies with sector-specific experience, which are representative
of one or within one particular sector at regional, national or European level:
E.g. social partners, European
industry or professional associations on workers or employers , chambers of commerce and craft associations, institutions
of cultural and creative sectors, competence centers or councils, economic development agencies, research centers.
3. Public or private entities with oversight for local, regional or national systems of education and training:
E.g. public vocational training bodies, accreditation-, certification- or qualification- bodies, career guidance-, counseling-
and information centers.
|Recurring Call || Yes |
starts || 01.11.2017 |
|Project duration min || 24 months |
|Project duration max || 36 months |
|Further info || |
or 3 years
In exceptional cases, the term can be extended by up to six months at the request of the beneficiary
and with the approval of the Executive Agency. However, the extension will have no impact on the overall level of funding.
|Type of Funding || Proper amount |
details || |
Maximum EU funding for a two-year Sector
Skills Alliance : 500 000 €
Maximum EU funding for a three-year knowledge alliance: 1.4 million
Support of project implementation: contribution to the costs of activities directly
related to the implementation of the project (except built-in mobility activities); e.g.: project management, project
meetings, intellectual services (curricula, teaching materials, free teaching and learning materials (OER), IT tools, analyzes,
studies, etc.), dissemination of results, participation in events and conferences, travel, etc. Calculation of the EU contribution
is based on the number of days and the profile of personnel from each country. Between 47 € and 353 € / day depending on the
partner country and function.
between 100 and 1999 km: 275 € / participant and travel
- Distances between 2000 km and more: 360 € / participant and
- Personal activities
the 14th day of the activity: 100 € per participant and day
- between the 15th and 60th day of the activity: 70 € per
participant and day
- Learning Activities
- until the 14th day of the activity: 55 € per participant
- between the 15th and 60th day of the activity: 40 € per participant and day
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