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ERASMUS PLUS – Key action 2: Alliances for education and enterprises – 2021

To support, through lifelong learning, the educational, professional and personal development of people in education, training, youth and sport, in Europe and beyond, thereby contributing to sustainable growth, quality jobs and social cohesion, to driving innovation, and to strengthening European identity and active citizenship

2 153.1 million euros

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Regions Worldwide

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To foster innovation in higher education, vocational education and training, enterprises and the broader socio-economic environment



  • Priority 1: to foster new, innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning;
  • Priority 2: to foster corporate social responsibility;
  • Priority 3: to stimulate a sense of initiative and entrepreneurial attitudes, mind-sets and skills in learners, educational staff and other workers, in line with the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework;
  • Priority 4: to improve the quality and relevance of skills developed and certified through education and training systems;
  • Priority 5: to facilitate the flow and co-creation of knowledge between higher education and vocational education and training, research, the public sector and the business sector;
  • Priority 6: to build and support effective and efficient higher education and vocational education and training systems, which are connected and inclusive, and contribute to innovation.

Among financed actions

  • Boosting innovation;
  • Developing a sense of initiative and entrepreneurial mind-sets, competences and skills;
  • Stimulating the flow and exchange of knowledge between higher education, VET, enterprises and research;
  • Identifying resilience-related, market needs and emerging professions;
  • 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: between 2 years and 3 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 3 labour market actors and at least 3 education and training providers (including one higher education institution and one VET). It must cover at least 4 Programme countries and at least 8 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.
  • Amount of the grant:

– 2 years project : 1 million euros

– 3 years project 1.5 million euros

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