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Pact for Skills
Call for proposalsOpen

Partnerships for Innovation - Forward-Looking Projects - Adult learning

This call aims to promote the development of national registries of quality-assured and labour market relevant training opportunities, and provide specific support to existing skills partnerships under the Pact for Skills.

Details

Status
Open
Publication date
29 November 2022
Opening date
Deadline model
Single-stage
Deadline date
Funding programme
Level of funding
EU level

Description

Overview

Objectives

There is a strong need for innovation in education and training systems, as a crucial tool not only provide current and future workers with the appropriate skills for rapidly-changing labour markets, but also to ensure the workforce is armed with the necessary creativity and skills to confront the growing complexity of current societal challenges (e.g. climate change, the protection of bio-diversity, clean energy, public health, digitalization and automation, artificial intelligence, robotics and data analysis). To this end, this call aims to promote the development of national registries of quality-assured and labour market relevant training opportunities, and support the work of existing skills partnerships under the Pact for Skills.

Activities/actions supported

Forward-Looking Projects are large-scale projects that aim to identify, develop, test and/or assess innovative (policy) approaches that have the potential of being scaled up to improve education and training systems. Potential actions to be funded include: research, mapping work, producing large-scale sectoral or cross-sectoral outputs; transnational capacity-building activities such as training, the analysis of policy contexts, policy-research, institutional adjustments; pilot activities to test innovative solutions; large-scale transnational events or networking activities, either sectoral or cross-sectoral; activities to spread results to the education sector. In particular, under this specific call, proposals must address one of the following priorities:

  • Development of national registries of quality-assured and labour market relevant training opportunities
  • Supporting the Pact for Skills

Under the latter priority, projects should implement all the following activities:

  • Develop and support governance structures or arrangements connecting members within the same Pact for Skills partnership;
  • Develop and support cooperation of big companies with SMEs, and among SMEs that are members of the same Pact for Skills partnership in the field of training;
  • Support the definition, implementation, and monitoring of the concrete commitments that the Pact for Skills partnership has made and will make, such as gathering skills intelligence, upskilling of low-skilled people, reskilling people for new tasks in their jobs, reskilling of people from other sectors with skills transferable to the own sector, with a particular view on integrating refugees from Ukraine into the labour market

Anticipated outcomes

Funded projects under this call should aim at achieving systemic impact at EU level by having the capacity to deploy their innovative outcomes on a European scale and/or by being able to transfer them into different thematic or geographical contexts. Moreover, these projects support transnational cooperation to implement a coherent and comprehensive set of sectoral or cross-sectoral activities that either:

  • foster innovation in terms of scope, ground-breaking methods and practices, and/or
  • ensure a transfer of innovation (across countries, policy sectors or target groups), thus ensuring at European level a sustainable exploitation of innovative project results and/or transferability into different contexts and audiences.

Institution providing the funding

European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)

Size of funding

EUR 1,000,000

Conditions

Overview of eligibility criteria

In order to be eligible, the applicants (coordinator and full partners) must be public or private organisations/entities that are active in the fields of education and training or in the world of work and are established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme. Please note that:

  • For projects focusing on national registries of quality-assured and labour market relevant training opportunities, the consortium must include at least 3 applicants (coordinator and full partners) from a minimum of 3 EU Member States or third countries associated to the Programme and must include public or private entities in charge of, or having a high degree of responsibility for (or influence over), the organisation and/or financing and/or provision of educational services to adults.
  • For projects focusing on the Pact for Skills, the consortium must include only partners of existing Pact for Skills partnerships as applicants (coordinator and full partners) from a minimum of 3 EU Member States or third countries associated to the Programme.

 

Projects should normally last 24 (extensions are possible).

Overview of award criteria

Project proposals will be assessed taking into account the following four criteria, for a maximum score of 100 points:

  • Relevance (up to 30 points)
  • Quality of the project design and implementation (up to 30 points)
  • Quality of the partnership and the cooperation arrangements (up to 20 points)
  • Impact, dissemination and sustainability (up to 20 points)

Projects must receive at least 70 points overall to be considered for funding.

 

Procedures

Application procedures

Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal and must use the forms provided in the Electronic Submission System. Proposals must be complete and contain all the requested information and all required annexes and supporting documents, in particular:

  • Application Form Part A with administrative information about the participants and the summarised budget for the project;
  • Application Form Part B with the technical description of the project;
  • Application Form Part C containing additional project data (if any)

Application support available

For more information on the call and the application procedure please consult the Erasmus+ Programme Guide at https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-programme-guide

 

Link to funding opportunity

Link to the programme for more info