The new Erasmus+ programme is open for a limited number of alliances that create new cooperation between training providers and "the real world": creation of new training subjects, modernisation of training practices, social innovation……..

Further to pilot projects selected in 2012, Erasmus+, which is the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport over the period 2014-2020, will include a new action called Sector Skills Alliances. Sector Skills Alliances will be transnational projects drawing on evidence of trends in a specific economic sector and skills needed in order to perform in one or more professional fields. These Alliances will work to design and deliver joint vocational training programmes and teaching and training methodologies. A particular focus is to be put on work-based learning, providing learners with the skills required by the labour market. Sector Skills Alliances will also put the EU wide recognition tools into practice.

The sectors that will be eligible under this action are those which have constituted a European Sector Skills Council and those - including cultural and creative sectors - with skills imbalances to which current Commission policies respond.

The key features of Sector Skills Alliances are:

  • Innovation in vocational education and training
  • Impact going beyond the project's lifetime and beyond the organisations involved in the Alliance

All Alliances will be required to undertake targeted dissemination activities, notably through organisations/bodies providing professional guidance/orientation.

More information:

Erasmus+ Programme Guide (page 117)

Sector Skills Alliance- Selected Pilot projetcs 2012