Call: VET-business partnerships on work-based learning and apprenticeships
|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.
|Description of programme
"Key Action 3 – Supporting for Policy Reform"
This Key Action supports initiatives for policy innovation aimed to develop new policies or prepare their implementation. They include specific calls for proposals managed by the Executive Agency on:
VET-business partnerships on work-based learning and apprenticeships
|Description of call |
"VET-business partnerships on work-based learning and apprenticeships"
|Against the background of high youth unemployment and skills
mismatch, the overall aim of this call is to bridge the gap between the worlds of education and business, to improve the relevance
of education and training to labour market needs, and to raise excellence. |
In this context, the objective of the call is to invite the submission of proposals on VET-business partnerships (Vocational Education and Training) to develop work-based learning and thus contributing to the Riga Objective to promote work-based learning in all its forms, with special attention to apprenticeships. These partnerships should contribute to the involvement of business and social partners in the design and delivery of VET and to ensure a strong work-based learning element in VET.
This call also intends to improve the quality of work-based learning and apprenticeships by promoting partnerships that involve companies, VET providers, other relevant stakeholders and intermediary organisations to develop more relevant, systematic and sustainable approaches by transferring knowledge and by learning from well-established models and practices. The focus lies on the regional and local dimension in order to produce concrete and sustainable results on the ground.
The Call for Proposals distinguishes between two different types of partnerships:
|Thematic Focus||Education, Employment, Youth, Social affairs|
|Funding area|| EU Member States |
Iceland / Ísland
Norway / Norge
|Select Origin of Applicant|| EU Member States |
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Norway / Norge
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
|Eligible applicants||Education and Training Centres, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Public Services|
|Applicant details|| Lot 1: |
The applicant (project coordinator) must be one of the following organisations:
The applicant (project coordinator) must be a European umbrella organisation having members or affiliates in at least 12 Erasmus+ programme countries, of which at least 6 take part in the project as partners.
|Project Partner Details|| Lot 1: |
The partnership must be composed of at least three full partners from at least two different Erasmus+ programme countries.
These three entities must include:
|Type of Funding||Grant|
|Financial details||Each grant will amount to between 250 000 € and 350 000 €.|