Award of grants to support national projects to test and develop the credit system for vocational education and training (ECVET) EACEA/08/10 Closed!


The purpose of this call for proposals is to award grants to proposals for the organisation of two types of action that must be combined into one project, namely:

  • Actions to set up or consolidate partnerships between competent institutions to establish an operational framework to develop tests on the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET).
  • Actions in the field of the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET), as set out in the technical specifications annexed to the Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council, in order to apply and implement it in concrete terms.

The general objectives of the call for proposals are firmly and strictly aimed at the ECVET system being put into practice and the preparation of the measures required for its adoption by the Member States.

In addition to our useful documents section, further information about the Call for Proposals EACEA/08/10, as well as relevant documents can be found at the Lifelong Learning Programme - Leonardo website.


The following activities may qualify for consideration under this call for proposals:

Establishment or consolidation of stable consortia or cooperative platforms made up of competent institutions, authorities and bodies (drawing up of joint work programmes, design of cooperative procedures, etc.).

  • Mechanisms and research specifically dedicated to the application of the ECVET principles and technical specifications to vocational qualifications.
  • Organisation of seminars, meetings or workshops on ECVET mechanisms and implementation.
  • Design of innovative instruments, publications or websites focusing on the operational aspects of ECVET implementation and transnational cooperation in this field.
  • Attendance at the thematic workshops and a conference.
  • Follow-up activities (including dissemination activities, impact analyses, etc.) with a view to consolidating outcomes, sustaining durable partnerships and contributing to the modelling, promotion and transfer of outcomes.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 2,00 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 16 July 2010 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals to support projects to develop the ECVET (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)
  • Universities

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Education and Culture

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