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SECTOR SKILLS ALLIANCES

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.

 

Projects can achieve these aims by applying to one or several of the following Lots (an organisation can be involved as applicant in several proposals and Lots as long as the proposals address different sectors):

  • Lot 1: Sector Skills Alliances for the development of sectoral approaches through transnational "Platforms of vocational excellence".
  • Lot 2: Sector Skills Alliances for design and delivery of VET will work to design and deliver common training content for vocational programmes. A particular focus is to be put on work-based learning, providing learners with the skills required by the labour market.
  • Lot 3: Sector Skills Alliances for implementing a new strategic approach (Blueprint) to sectoral cooperation on skills.

 

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, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. 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.

 

The budget for each Lot is:

  • Lot 1 - Sector Skills Alliances for the development of sectoral approaches through “Platforms of vocational excellence”:
    • Indicative total budget: 4 000 000 €
    • Maximum EU contribution awarded for a project (2 years): 1 000 000 €
  • Lot 2 - Sector Skills Alliances for design and delivery of VET:
    •  Indicative total budget: 3 500 000 €
    • Maximum EU contribution awarded for a project (2 years): 700 000 €
    •  Maximum EU contribution awarded for a project (3 years): 1 000 000 €
  • Lot 3 - Sector Skills Alliances for implementing a new strategic approach (Blueprint) to sectoral cooperation on skills
    • Indicative total budget: 24 000 000 €
    • Maximum EU contribution awarded for a project (4 years): 4 000 000 €

 

The duration of the projects should be of 2 years. The duration has to be chosen at application stage, based on the objective of the project and on the type of activities planned over time.

 

The deadline for submitting applications is 28 February at 12:00 (midday Brussels time) for projects starting on 1 November or 1 December of the same year, or 1 January of the following year.

Objectives: 
This Key Action is expected to result in the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices at organisational, local, regional, national or European levels.
Elegibilility of the applicants: 
Public or private VET providers, at any EQF level in particular those with an own training de-partment, those providing apprenticeships, and those providing shared training (collaborative training); EU or national organisations and networks representing industry, small and medium-sized en-terprises, social partners, professions and education and training stakeholders, including youth organisations; as well as relevant sectoral organisations; chambers of commerce, of industry or of labour, and other intermediary bodies; networks of VET providers and European or national organisations representing them; European and/or national social partners; labour ministries or associated bodies (agencies or councils); public or private employment services; labour market research institutes, national statistics offices; public or private, small, medium or large enterprises (including social enterprises); economic development agencies and organisations involved in innovation ecosystems; sectoral or professional associations of employers or employees; chambers of skilled crafts; European or national sectoral umbrella organisations; research institutes; sector skills councils; bodies providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services; public authorities responsible for education and training and or labour market issues at local, regional or national level; accreditation,