Call for proposals 2017 - Erasmus+ - KA2 - Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices - Sector Skills Alliances EACEA/04/2017 Closed!


Sector Skills Alliances aim at tackling skills gaps with regard to one or more occupational profiles in a specific sector. They do so by identifying existing or emerging sector specific labour market needs (demand side), and by enhancing the responsiveness of initial and continuing VET systems, at all levels, to the labour market needs (supply side). Drawing on evidence regarding skills needs, Sector Skills Alliances support the design and delivery of transnational vocational training content, as well as teaching and training methodologies for European professional core profiles.

Sector Skills Alliances for strategic sectoral cooperation on skills identify and develop concrete actions to match demand and supply of skills to support the overall sector specific growth strategy.


The proposal shall cover a coherent and comprehensive set of activities and outputs as set out below for each Lot and as relevant for the sector concerned.

For all three Lots, a particular focus must be given to digital skills as they are increasingly important in all job profiles across the entire labour market. This should be done in synergy with the new Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition and efforts to promote skills for key enabling technologies (KETs). In addition, the transition to a circular economy needs to be supported by changes to qualifications and national curricula to meet emerging professional needs for ‘green skills’.

  1. Lot 1 — Sector skills alliances for skills needs identification. Defining skills and training provision needs in a given specific economic sector:
  2. Lot 2 — Sector skills alliances for design and delivery of VET
    • Designing trans-national sector-wide vocational curricula
    • Delivering vocational curricula
  3. Lot 3 — Sector Skills Alliances for implementing a new strategic approach (‘Blueprint’) to sectoral cooperation on skills

European community funding

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

  • 28,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 04 May 2017 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call 2017 - Erasmus+ - Sector Skills Alliances (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Any legal organisation

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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Education and Culture

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