May 05, 2021

Partnerships for Innovation: Alliances (ERASMUS-EDU-2021-PI-ALL-INNO) LOT 2

Main purpose: This call finances (transnational) partnerships which comprise stakeholders from the adult- education and skills domain, that pool resources, and aim to create new strategic approaches and cooperate for concrete skills development solutions – both in the short and the medium term – and in given economic sectors, among which the Proximity & Social Economy.

The partnerships for instance conduct sectoral skills intelligence, develop sectoral skills strategies, monitor emerging occupational profiles, and create qualifications and training programmes. These activities must lead to systemic and structural impact on reducing skills shortages, gaps and mismatches, as well as ensure appropriate quality and levels of skills. The activities must further account for the needs of the labour market, the green and digital transitions, as well as national, regional and local skills and growth strategies, and has the overall objective to support the design of and delivery of transnational education and training content that can be quickly taken-up at the regional and local level and for new occupations that are emerging.

Note that this specific funding opportunity was presented during the EVPA Policy Webinar about the European Pact for Skills. Please consult minutes 30:35 to 35:15 about LOT 2 of the recording of the webinar.

Programme: Erasmus+ Programme

Institution: European Commission - European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)

Deadline: 7 September 2021

Budget: 61 million EUR

Financing type: Lump sum grant

Who is eligible: Partnerships must cover at least 8 Programme countries and involve at least 12 full partners. The partnership must include at least 5 labour market actors (enterprises or companies, or representative intermediary organisations, such as chambers, trade unions or trade associations) and at least 5 education and training providers (VET and/or HEIs) as full partners. There should be at least one HE institution and one VET provider involved as full partner in each proposal. Organisations looking for partners for this call can be found here.

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