Opportunities in Europe

European Calls

Centres of Vocational Excellence

This call for proposals is aimed to support the establishment and development of transnational cooperation platforms of Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) to connect Centres operating in a given local context at European level.

 

The platforms will create world-class reference points for vocational training. They will be inclusive and either bring together existing CoVEs in different countries, or expand the model by linking well-established CoVEs in one country with partners in other countries, that intend to develop CoVEs in their local eco-system, thus contributing to ‘upward convergence’ of VET excellence.

— Share a common interest in specific sectors or trades (e.g. aeronautics, e-mobility, healthcare, tourism, etc.), or 

— Develop together innovative approaches to tackle societal, technological and economic challenges (e.g. climate change, digitalisation, artificial intelligence, sustainable development goals, integration of migrants, supporting learners with disabilities/special needs, upskilling people with low skills and/or low qualification levels, etc.).

 

Activities

The project must include relevant deliverables linked to: 

— at least 3 activities related to Cluster 1 — Teaching and learning, and 

— at least 3 activities related to Cluster 2 — Cooperation and partnership, and 

— at least 2 activities related to Cluster 3 — Governance and funding.

 

 Partnerships

The partnership shall include at least eight full partners from a minimum of four Erasmus+ Programme countries (including at least two Member States of the European Union).

Each country must involve:

a) at least one company, industry or sector representatives (e.g. chambers or trade associations), and

b)at least one vocational education and training provider (at secondary and/or tertiary level)

 

The total budget :

Maximum of 20 million euros

The maximum EU grant per project is 4 million euros.

 

5th November - Join the info session:

https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/eacea-info-session-vet-call-2020-centres-of-vocational-excellence

 

 

Objectives: 
To support the establishment and development of transnational cooperation platforms of Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) to connect Centres operating in a given local context at European level.
Elegibilility of the applicants: 
- The 28 Member States of the European Union — The non EU Programme countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey For British applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, you will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible, to participate) or be required to leave the project on the basis of the Article II.17.3.1(a) of the grant agreement.