Grant: Capacity building in the field of vocational education and training (VET)

Is your organisation interested in transnational cooperation to increase the quality of vocational education and training and teach the skills young people and adults living around the world need to succeed in their careers?

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Capacity building projects aim to support the relevance, accessibility and responsiveness of VET institutions and systems in third countries not associated to the Erasmus+ Programme (see the section “What countries are eligible to participate in the project?” in this leaflet) as a driver of sustainable socio-economic development.


Specifically, the action will :

  • Reinforce the links between the third countries not associated to the Erasmus+ Programme VET system and its labour market so as to better align VET to (emerging) local labour market opportunities;
  • Increase the link between VET profiles and local/regional/ national strategies and priorities impacted by skills, in particular those supported by other European Union actions, in order to
  • ensure coherence; Increase the capacities of VET providers especially in the fields of management, governance, inclusion, quality assurance, innovation and internationalisation;
  • Support the exposure of staff, managers, policy makers and senior teachers to approaches bringing the labour market and VET closer;
  • Improve the knowledge, technical, managerial and pedagogical skills of VET teachers and trainers;
  • Integrate the input from teachers/trainers, VET learners and employers, from private sector in particular, into curriculum, profile design and training reform;
  • Improve the level of competences, skills and employability potential of VET learners;
  • Foster cooperation across different regions.


Proposals should focus on one or more of the following themes :

  • Work-based learning (for young people and/or adults);
  • Quality assurance mechanisms;
  • VET teachers/trainers professional development;
  • Key competences, including entrepreneurship;
  • Skills-matching in forward-looking economic sectors;
  • Support to the development of green and digital skills for the

Project activities must focus on building and strengthening the capacities of organisations active in the field of VET principally in third countries not associated to the Erasmus+ Programme.

Funded projects will be able to integrate a wide range of cooperation, exchange, communication and other activities, including for example :

  • •Creating and developing networks and exchanges of good • practice;
  • Creating tools, programmes and other materials to build the capacity of institutions from third countries not associated to the Erasmus+ Programme;
  • • Creating mechanisms to involve the private sector both in the design and delivery of curricula and to provide VET learners
  • • with high quality work-based experience;
    Developing and transferring pedagogical approaches, teaching
  • • and training materials and methods;
    Developing and implementing international (virtual) exchange activities for staff primarily.

For more Information and to apply visit ERASMUS+ Official website


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