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Call: Support for Policy Reform Centres of Vocational Excellence

Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Key Action 3 – Support for policy reform"

Key Action 3 provides grants for a wide variety of actions aimed at stimulating innovative policy development, policy dialogue and implementation, and the exchange of knowledge in the fields of education, training and youth. The majority of them are managed by the EACEA. Most of the actions under KA3 are managed outside the annual general call for proposals. This Subprogramme focuses on the following topics:

  • Initiatives for policy innovation
  • European policy experimentations
  • Civil Society Cooperation
  • Studies and surveys
  • European policy tools
  • Cooperation with international organisations
  • Stakeholder dialogue, policy and programme promotion
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Support for Policy Reform Centres of Vocational Excellence
Description of call
" Support for Policy Reform Centres of Vocational Excellence"
The overall objective of the call is to support the establishment and development of transnational cooperation platforms of
Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) to connect Centres operating in a given local context at European level.
Projects must provide evidence that they aim to:
  • Establish strong and enduring relationships at both local and transnational levels, between the VET community and businesses, in which interactions are reciprocal and mutually beneficial;
  • Integrate activities, build reflexive relationships between the various activities and services;
  • Be firmly anchored into wider frameworks of regional development, innovation and/or smart specialisation strategies. These can be either existing strategies (to be clearly identified) or being developed in the context of the project (describing how the project contributes to those strategies). 
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Thematic Focus Children & Youth, Education & Training, Research & Innovation, Technology Transfer & Exchange, Capacity Building, Cooperation Networks, Institutional Cooperation
Funding area EU Member States
Iceland / Ísland
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Iceland / Ísland
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
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, Public Services, Other, Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined)
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details
The partnership shall include at least eight full partners from a minimum of four Erasmus+ Programme countries (including
at least two Member States of the European Union).
Each country must involve:
  • at least one company, industry or sector representatives (e.g. chambers or trade associations);
  • at least one vocational education and training provider (at secondary and/or tertiary level).
Further info The duration of the projects is 4 years
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details Total Call Budget: 20 million €
The maximum EU grant per project is 4 million €
Co-financing rate: max. 80 %
Submission online via e-form
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