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Sector Skills Alliances

Erasmus + Key Action 2
Total grant award: 28,000,000€, for further detail, please, check the guide attached.

Sector Skills Alliances are transnational projects identifying or drawing on existing and emerging skills needs in a specific economic sector and/or translating these needs into vocational curricula to respond to those needs. A particular focus will be on digital skills as they are increasingly important on all job profiles across the entire labour mar-ket.


Each Sector Skills Alliance shall implement a variable set of interconnected activities such as:

Lot 1: Sector Skills Alliances for skills needs identification will work at sectoral level in order to provide clear and detailed evidence of what the needs and gaps are. 

Lot 2 - Sector Skills Alliances are required to apply EU wide instruments and tools such as the EQF, ECVET, EQAVET.

Lot 3: Sector Skills Alliances for implementing a new strategic approach (Blueprint) to sectoral cooperation on skills:


The duration of LOTS 1 & 2 would be 2 or 3 years (it has to be chosen at application stage, based on the objective of the project and on the type of activities planned over time) and the one of  LOT 3 would be 4 years. 


The following Programme Countries can fully take part in all Erasmus+ Programme actions:

— the Member States of the European Union, — the EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway,

— EU candidate countries: Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

In addition, certain Erasmus+ Programme actions are open to organisations from partner countries. Please refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide for further details on the modalities of participation.

For British applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. 

Please keep in mind that any participating organisation established in a Programme Country can be the applicant. This organisation applies on behalf of all participating organisations involved in the project. 


The deadline for submitting applications is 28th February 2018 at 12:00 midday (Brussels time) for projects starting on 1st November or 1 December 2018 or 1st January 2019.




Support the design and delivery of joint vocational training curricula, programmes and teaching and training methodologies, drawing on evidence of trends in a specific economic sector and skills needed in order to perform in one or more professional fields
Elegibilility of the applicants: 
The eligibility criteria varies depending on each LOT, we would highly recommed each appplicant to carefully read the Programme Guide attached.