New call for proposals: Joint qualifications in VET
The overall objectives of the call are two-fold. First, to increase the employability of young people and to contribute to the development of a highly skilled, qualified and mobile workforce from which companies should also benefit. Second, to support joint developments in VET in Europe and strengthen its quality, relevance and attractiveness overall. The specific objective of the call is to support the preparation of joint VET qualifications, including at higher education level, or the improvement of such existing qualifications.
Beneficiaries should undertake the two following main activities:
- Design or improve a joint qualification in VET, aimed at responding to concrete skill needs in the countries with mandatory partners, with a view to its recognition as a qualification in each of these countries.
- Set up new sustainable cooperation structures to ensure transparency, comparability, appropriate quality assurance systems and mutual recognition of qualifications, while making existing engagement more systematic and targeted.
Partnerships must be composed of at least 3 partners, from at least 2 different Erasmus+ programme countries, and shall include the following types of organisations:
- a VET provider (at upper secondary, post-secondary non-tertiary or tertiary level
- an enterprise (public or private) or a chamber of industry, trade and crafts or a sectoral/professional organisation
Applications must be submitted no later than 31 January 2018, 12.00pm CET, while projects must start between 1 September 2018 and 1 November 2018, lasting 24 months.
The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at a maximum of €6 million. The maximum EU co-financing rate will be 80%. Each grant will be between €200,000 and €500,000. Erasmus+ expects to fund around 20 proposals. More details and all the relevant documents are available on the website of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), along with the recording of an information webinar which provides potential applicants with further information. A helpdesk is also available for any guidance and administrative support.