Erasmus + Call ‘Centres of Vocational Excellence’ (Call EACEA/33/2019) published on 15 October. Deadline for applications is 20 February 2020.
The overall objective of this Call is to support the establishment and development of transnational cooperation platforms of Centres of Vocational Excellence 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.).
The Call is open to partnerships of VET providers, companies, industry or sector representative
organisations, and any other relevant organisations in the field of vocational education and training or in the world of work. All details about the Call and the application process, as well as the link for submitting applications are available here:
Erasmus+ Call on Networks and partnerships for Adult Learning providers published on 22 October and the deadline for applications is 25 February 2020.
It is Lot 2 of a wider call on social inclusion EACEA/34/2019). The call aims to support projects that help build up the capacity of Adult Education providers to implement European policy on adult learning at national and regional levels. It will support projects that either:
help to establish new national or regional networks of adult education providers; or
o provide capacity-building support to existing national or regional networks of adult education providers; or
o strengthen existing transnational networks of adult education providers.
Proposals should foster European cooperation between different providers (and relevant stakeholders) on either:
o Specific themes in adult learning, or
o Specific innovative pedagogical approaches in adult learning, or
o Specific adult education learner groups, or
o Specific organisational management themes, or
o Specific models of Adult Education, or
o Adult education generally.
An online info session for all interested potential applicants is planned for 15 November. More details
available on the page of the Call.
And for all those interested in the concept of vocational excellence, do not forget to have a look in the
latest available evidence:
Ø The European Commission mapping study on approaches to Centres of Vocational Excellence. Available here
Ø The executive summary of the forthcoming report the European Training Foundation: Centres of vocational excellence – an engine for VET development? – An international analysis. Available here
Ø The report by the Joint Research Centre on Skills and Smart Specialisation – The role of Vocational Education and Training in Smart Specialisation Strategies. Available here
Ø The Cedefop Briefing note Innovation and training: partners in change. Available here
Ø The UNESCO-UNEVOC report presenting the results of the trends mapping study on Innovation in
technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Available here
Wishing you a great and relaxing long week-end and looking forward hearing back from you,
Dana-Carmen BACHMANN Head of Unit
DG Employment, Social affairs and Inclusion Unit E.3 – VET, Apprenticeships & adult learning