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Sectors: Education - Training, Employment, Innovation, Youth

Beneficiaries: Local and Regional authorities, Research centres, Schools, Training centres, Universities

Regions: Balkans, European Economic Area, European Union, Mediterranean countries

Category: Call for proposals


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Responsible: European Commission


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ERASMUS PLUS – Key Action 2: Centres of vocational excellence – 2021

Funds for: supporting the gradual establishment and development of European platforms of centres of Vocational Excellence, contributing to regional development, innovation, and smart specialisation, strategies as well as to international collaborative platforms

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives at two levels : 

  • National level : embedding CoVEs closely in the local innovation ecosystems, and connecting them at European level;
  • Transnational level : through platforms of Centres of Vocational Excellence to establish world-class reference points for vocational training by bringing together CoVEs that share a common interest in specific sectors and innovative approaches to tackle societal challenges

Features that characterise transnational cooperation platforms include a set of various activities grouped under the three clusters mentioned below:

  • Teaching and learning;
  • Cooperation and partnerships;
  • Governance and funding

Additional information:

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


  • public or private organisation active un field of vocational education and training or in the world of work;
  • VET providers;
  • Companies, industry or sector representative organisations;
  • National/regional qualification authorities;
  • Research institutes;
  • Innovation agencies;
  • Regional development authorities