Erasmus+ Call 2018: Key Action 2 - Sector Skills Alliances
The goal of the call is to adress skills gaps with regard to one or more occupational profiles in a specific sector, by identifying existing or emerging sector-specific labour market needs (the demand side), and by enhancing the responsiveness of initial and continuing vocational education and training (VET) systems, at all levels, to the labour market needs (the supply side).
Sector Skills Alliances are transnational projects which have as objective the following :identification of existing and emerging skills needs for professions in specific sectors,strengthing the exchange of knowledge and practice between education and training institutions and the labour market,modernising VET by adapting provision to skills needs,integrating work based learning in VET provision, and exploite its potential to drive economic development and innovation, increasing the competitiveness of the sectors concerned,building mutual trust, facilitating cross-border certification and therefore easing professional mobility in a sector, and increasing recognition of qualifications at European level within a sector,improving skills intelligence and providing a clear strategy and instruments to address skills shortages in specific economic sectors.
Sector Skill Alliances shall cover a coherent and comprehensive set of activities and outputs as set out below for each Lot and as relevant for the sector concerned.
A particular focus is given to digital skills in all job profiles across the entire labour market, as well as to green skills, within the transition to a circular and greener economy.
The applicant can be any eligible participating organisation established in an Erasmus+ Programme Country. This organisation applies on behalf of all participating organisations involved in the project.
Proposals will be submitted for each of the three lots. The duration of a project is at least 24 months but should not exceed 48 months (depending on the involved Lot).
Maximum grant award :
LOT 1 : EUR 330,000 for 2 years and EUR 500,000 for 3 years
LOT 2: EUR 700,00 for 2 years and EUR 1,000,000 for 3 years
LOT 3: EUR 4,000,000 for 4 years
Call 2018 budget :EUR 28,000,000*
*for LOT 3 only 1 proposal per pilot section can be funded
Please find more information on the call, eligibility criteria, terms of reference and guide for applicants here.