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Sectors: Education - Training, Innovation, Research

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Agencies Chambers, Civil Society Organisations, Corporations, Federations Unions, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, Schools, SMEs, Training centres, Universities

Regions: Worldwide

Category: Call for proposals


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Responsible: European Commission


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ERASMUS PLUS – Key action 2: Alliances for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills (implementing the “Blueprint”)  – 2021

Funds for: strengthening Europe’s innovation capacity by boosting innovation through cooperation and flow of knowledge among higher education, vocational education and training (both initial and continuous), and the broader socio-economic environment, including research

Priorities and funded actions:


  • To create new strategic approaches and cooperation for concrete skills development solutions;
  • To tackle skills gaps on the labour market that hamper growth, innovation and competitiveness;
  • To support the implementation of the Pact for Skills by developing a sectoral skills strategy;
  • To support the design and delivery of transnational education and training content as well as teaching and training methodologies


Among financed actions

  • Developing a strategic approach to sectoral cooperation on skills;
  • Designing European sector-wide agreed “core” curricula and training programme;
  •  Delivering the ‘core’ curricula and training programmes;
  • Designing a long term action plan for the progressive roll-out of project deliverables after the project has finished;
  • Learning mobility activities of students, teachers, researchers and staff


Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the action: 4 years



  • The lead applicant must be an organisation established in a Programme Country and the co-applicants must be established in a Programme Country or in any Partner Country;
  • Be a public or private entity related to education, training, research, social, care, economics and employment (such as VET (Vocational Education and Training) provider, research institute, NGO or employment services);
  • Be a consortium composed of at least 5 labour market actors and at least 5 education and training providers (including one higher education institution and one VET). It must cover at least 8 Programme countries and at least 12 full partners participating organisations;
  • Have a valid ECHE (Erasmus Charter for Higher Education) is required for HEIs established in a Programme Country, except for participating HEIs in Partner Countries.