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News article11 December 2023European Education and Culture Executive Agency2 min read

Capacity Building in Vocational Education and Training (CB VET) 2024: how to apply

The Capacity Building in VET 2024 call is now open for submission. Find out the call novelties, how to apply and other useful resources!  

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The Capacity building in the field of Vocational Education and Training (CB VET) action supports international cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of VET in EU Member States, third countries associated to the Erasmus+ programme and third countries not associated to the Programme. Its aim is to support the relevance, accessibility, and responsiveness of VET institutions and systems in third countries not associated to the Programme, as a driver of sustainable socio-economic development.

CB-VET 2024 has been given a total budget of EUR 25 250 170 divided by regions:

1. Western Balkans (Region 1) - EUR 7 066 939

2. Neighbourhood East (Region 2) - EUR 3 599 898 (except Belarus that is not eligible)

3. South-Mediterranean countries (Region 3) - EUR 4 000 000 

4. Sub-Saharan Africa (Region 9) - EUR 8 283 333 

5. Latin America (Region 10) - EUR 2 000 000 

6. Caribbean (Region 11) - EUR 300 000 

Important novelties for the 2024 call (ERASMUS-EDU-2024-CB-VET )

- Updated regional priorities for Sub-Saharan Africa (Region 9), priority to projects that contribute to foster public-private dialogue between VET institutions and the private sector was included. In addition,  priority will be given to projects that contribute to the respective geographic Multi-annual Indicative Programmes at country or regional level and to the EU-Africa Global Gateway Investment Package.

- Links to policy documents (e.g. regional priorities), have been included in the Programme Guide.

- Eligibility criteria have been updated, to allow for multiple submissions by the same coordinator. Additionally, organisations from different eligible regions of third countries not associated to the Programme cannot participate in the same project. It means, cross-regional projects are not eligible in the 2024 call.

- The award criterion “Quality of the project design and implementation” guiding point “Recognition and validation” the 2024 Programme guide includes concrete tools for recognition and validation of the projects’ outcomes (with hyperlinks).

- New updated rules of eligible costs have been published: For the 2024 call, financial support for third parties in the form of grants or prizes is not allowed. Volunteer costs, and SME unit costs for SME owner are allowed. The new budget excel table allows for inserting decimals for staff costs.

Useful resources for applicants

The complete information on the call, eligibility criteria and regional priorities can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide 2024 available in all official languages of the EU, and in the Funding & Tenders portal.

An info-session was prepared for CB-VET 2023. To potential applicants we recommend only two presentations/videos  from this session:  “Financial mechanism of lumps sum” (video starts at 16:28:30), ”How to create and submit your application” (video starts at 16:40:00): video, power point presentations. NB: Not all presentations are relevant for the ERASMUS-EDU-2024-CB-VET call.

The projects selected in 2022 and 2023 are in the Funding &Tenders Portal in the section “Funded project list” in the left-hand menu.

Need tips? Check out the presentation below:

16 JANUARY 2024
Tips for applicants on the ERASMUS-EDU-2024-CB-VET call
19 JANUARY 2024
ERASMUS-EDU-2024-CB-VET call - How to find an applicant/a partner


Check out what the application (part B) looks like.

Start to submit a real application on the Funding & Tenders Portal.

In case of questions, contact: EACEA-EPLUS-CBVETatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (EACEA-EPLUS-CBVET[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

The CB VET action was presented in different languages at the following events:


Publication date
11 December 2023
European Education and Culture Executive Agency