Call for proposals 2019 — Erasmus+ programme — Key action 3: Support for policy reform — Centres of Vocational Excellence EACEA/33/2019 Closed!


The overall objective of the call is to support the establishment and development of transnational cooperation platforms of Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) to connect Centres operating in a given local context at European level.

The transnational cooperation platforms will bring together CoVEs that:

  • Share a common interest in specific sectors or trades (e.g. aeronautics, e-mobility, healthcare, tourism, etc.), or
  • Develop together innovative approaches to tackle societal, technological and economic challenges (e.g. climate change, digitalisation, artificial intelligence, sustainable development goals, integration of migrants, supporting learners with disabilities/special needs, upskilling people with low skills and/or low qualification levels, etc.).

Projects must provide evidence that they aim to:

  • Establish strong and enduring relationships at both local and transnational levels, between the VET community and businesses, in which interactions are reciprocal and mutually beneficial, and
  • Integrate activities, build reflexive relationships between the various activities and services, and
  • Be firmly anchored into wider frameworks of regional development, innovation and/or smart specialisation strategies. These can be either existing strategies (to be clearly identified) or being developed in the context of the project (describing how the project contributes to those strategies).


The project must include relevant deliverables linked to:

  • at least 3 activities related to Cluster 1 — Teaching and learning, and
  • at least 3 activities related to Cluster 2 — Cooperation and partnership, and
  • at least 2 activities related to Cluster 3 — Governance and funding.

European community funding

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

  • 20,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 20 February 2020 - more than one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call 2019 — Erasmus+ - Centres of Vocational Excellence (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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