The objective of the Call, which was published by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) on 14 October 2017, is to support the preparation or setting up of joint in Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications including at higher level or the improvement of such existing qualifications.
The transnational qualification should comprise strong work-based learning and a mobility components, address learning outcomes, quality assurance and proper recognition while making use of relevant European tools and instruments.
Against the background of high youth unemployment, skills mismatch and shortages as well as the need for higher level skills at sectoral level, joint VET qualifications have the potential to address these challenges and ensure that VET response better to labour market needs.
The call supports:
- The design or improvement of joint qualifications in VET, aimed at responding to concrete skills needs, with a view to its recognition as qualification
- The setting up of new sustainable cooperation structures, in order to ensure transparency, comparability, appropriate quality assurance systems and mutual recognition of qualifications, whilst making existing engagements more systematic and targeted
The call supports partnerships composed by VET providers (at upper secondary, post-secondary non-tertiary or tertiary level), enterprises (public or private) or chambers of industry, trade and crafts or sectoral/professional organisations established in the eligible countries, as well as other relevant organisations such as:
- Relevant qualification authorities or equivalent (at national, regional, or sectoral levels)
- Public local, regional or national authorities
- Social partners (employers' and workers' organisations)
- Research institutes
- European umbrella organisations
- Sector skills councils, or equivalent
- Public employment services
- Youth organisations
- Parents associations
Submission deadline: 31 January 2018.
You can find this Call for proposals in all official EU languages here.
For further information, please visit the relevant EACEA webpage at the link below.