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Erasmus + – Partnerships for Innovation – Forward-Looking Projects – Vocational Education and Training (VET) – 2023

Erasmus + - Partnerships for Innovation - Forward-Looking Projects - Vocational Education and Training (VET) aiming at achieving systemic impact at European level by having the capacity to deploy their innovative outcomes on a European scale and/or by being able to transfer them into different thematic or geographical contexts.

10 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Education & Training Employment Research & Innovation
Beneficiaries Research centre & university Training organisation & school
Regions Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union

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Priorities and funded actions


  • Innovative initiatives with a strong impact on education and training reforms in specific strategic policy areas
  • Contributing to the strengthening of Europe’s innovation capacity by promoting innovation in education and training
  • Creating systemic change through fostering innovation at both practice and policy-level
  • Support forward-looking ideas focusing on key topics and priorities at EU level, with a clear potential to be mainstreamed in one or more sectors
  • As fully innovative, ground-breaking educational methods and practices and/or transfer of innovation: ensuring at EU level a sustainable exploitation of innovative project results and/or transferability into different contexts and audiences


  • Priority 1: micro-credentials for employability
  • Priority 2: improving the attractiveness of Vocational Education and Training (VET) through partnerships and networks of VET providers

Among financed actions

  • Improve quality, efficiency, attractiveness, and equity of education and training systems
  • Improve effectiveness of policies in the field of education and training
  • Support the implementation of EU Frameworks and legal initiatives as well as country-specific recommendations from the European Semester
  • Improved evidence and understanding on target group(s), learning and teaching situations and effective methodologies and tools that can inspire and stimulate innovation at system level
  • Develop knowledge to support evidence-based policy
  • Trigger behavioural shifts at EU level

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the action: 36 months


  • Be a legal person (public or private entity)
  • Be established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme
  • Higher education institutions established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme must hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE)
  • A consortium composed of at least 6 entities, established in at least 3 different EU Member States or associated countries to the programme must be constituted
  • For at least 3 eligible countries, the consortium must include, per country :
    • At least 1 enterprise, industry or sector representative organisation
    • At least 1 vocational education and training provider, or representative organisation
  • Total budget of the call: 35 million euro
  • Total budget of the topic “ERASMUS-EDU-2023-PI-FORWARD-LOT2”: 10 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: up to 900 000 euro

This grant is a lump sum grant 

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