NEW Erasmus+ Call for VET providers’ networks and partnerships

European Vocational Education and Training (VET) policy initiatives need implementation, impact and awareness at grass root level. This requires strong cooperation mechanisms amongst VET providers.

The Erasmus+ call for networks and partnerships of VET, invites proposals which encourage the creation of transnational and national networks and partnerships. Proposals financed under this call should foster communication, dissemination and support for implementation of the VET policy agenda at EU and national level. In addition, projects should support the exchange of knowledge, feedback and experience of policy implementation and sharing of best practices on VET excellence.

Proposals should be submitted under one of two Lots: National, regional or sectoral VET provider organisations (Lot 1) and European umbrella VET provider organisations (Lot 2).

Proposals submitted under Lot 1 should look to establish or strengthen networks and partnerships among VET providers at a national, regional or sectoral level. Proposals submitted under Lot 2 should foster cooperation among European umbrella organisations of VET providers, while supporting policy reflection at European level as well as outreach capacity to their national members or affiliates. 

A total budget of six million euros is earmarked for the co-financing of projects, with the maximum EU co-financing rate set at 80%. An indicative distribution of four million euros is allocated to Lot 1 with two million euros to Lot 2. 

Activities for both Lots should strengthen cooperation among VET providers by engaging in mutual learning, peer counselling, and capacity building aimed at raising the quality and attractiveness of VET provision. Networks and partnerships should promote and foster the effective use of EU funding instruments, as well as support the implementation and dissemination of relevant EU tools and initiatives in the field of VET, whenever possible in national language(s).

More information is available on the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) website: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding/ka3-networks-and-partnerships-of-VET-providers_en