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EuroHPC Virtual Training Academy

The call aim to establish the EuroHPC Academy covering the multidisciplinary field of High Performance Computing (HPC).


Publication date
7 March 2024
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
6 June 2024, 17:00 (CEST)
Level of funding
  • EU level




Central objective of the action is to establish the EuroHPC Academy covering the multidisciplinary field of HPC, including related areas such as emerging technologies (e.g. quantum computing), and its cross-cutting dimension. The Academy should significantly contribute to the development of coordinated HPC education programmes addressing a wide range of stakeholders, including academic education programmes, professional training, short-term courses, individual and independent learning.

Activities/actions supported

The activities of the EuroHPC Academy will be centred around several action pillars:

  1. Competence and qualification framework (CQF)
  2. Reference course material for the modular CQF
  3. Assessment and certification scheme
  4. Technical infrastructure

Furthermore, the EuroHPC Academy will support training providers with the implementation of HPC education, training, qualifications and assessments. It will provide structured material, exercises and assessments linked to a certification scheme which will incentivise also individual and independent learning.

Anticipated outcomes

Expected outcomes include:

  • A EuroHPC Competence and Qualification Framework (CQF) for HPC;
  • A certification scheme linked to the CQF;
  • Increased competitiveness and innovation by contributing to the development of a more skilled and knowledgeable HPC workforce;
  • Increased mobility and improved career opportunities by facilitating the recognition and validation of HPC skills and qualifications across Europe;
  • Cooperation and exchange between education and training providers across Europe.

Institution providing the funding

European Commission

Size of funding

EUR 6 000 000


Overview of eligibility criteria

To be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries (i.e. EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)), or EEA countries and countries associated to the Digital Europe Programme)

Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of minimum 3 independent applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities) from 3 different eligible countries. The following applicants are encouraged to apply: education institutions.

Overview of award criteria

Project proposals will be assessed taking into account the following 4 criteria, for a maximum of 15 points:

  • Relevance (maximum 5 points)
  • Implementation (maximum 5 points)
  • Impact (maximum 5 points)

The threshold for individual criteria is 3 points.


Application procedures

All proposals must be submitted directly online via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System.

Application support available

For further information, please check the text of the call (link below). Furthermore, you can consult the Online Manual:

Non-IT related questions should be sent to: infoateurohpc-ju [dot] europa [dot] eu (info[at]eurohpc-ju[dot]europa[dot]eu)

Useful links

Link to funding opportunity

Link to the programme for more info