Alliances for Innovation aim to strengthen Europe’s innovation capacity by boosting innovation through cooperation and flow of knowledge among higher education, vocational education and training (both initial and continuous), and the broader socio-economic environment, including research.
They also aim to boost the provision of new skills and address skills mismatches by designing and creating new curricula for higher education (HE) and vocational education and training (VET), supporting the development of a sense of initiative and entrepreneurial mind-sets in the EU and implement a set of sectoral or cross-sectoral activities.
To boost innovation, the focus will be on talent and skills development. Firstly, digital competences have become increasingly important in all job profiles across the entire labour market. Secondly, the transition to a circular and greener economy needs to be underpinned by changes to qualifications and national education and training curricula to meet emerging professional needs for green skills and sustainable development. Thirdly, the twin digital and green transition requires an accelerated adoption of new technologies, in particular in the highly innovative deep tech domains, across all sectors of our economy and society.
The objectives of the action are implemented through two different lots:
Lot 1: Alliances for Education and Enterprises
Lot 2: Alliances for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills (implementing the ‘Blueprint’)
Budget overview: EUR 62 000 000
Indicative split: EUR 30 million for Lot 1 and EUR 32 million for Lot 2
Deadline for submission: visit the Funding & Tenders portal.
Useful resources for applicants
More information on the call can be found in the Call page on the Funding and Tender Opportunities Portal and in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide 2024 (available in all official languages of the EU) as from p. 302.
The Lot 1 projects selected in 2021, 2022 and 2023 and Lot 2 projects selected in 2021, 2022 and 2023 are available in the Funding &Tenders Portal in the section “Funded project list” in the left-hand menu.
Need tips? Check out the presentations below:
- Application form and submission
- How to fill in the detailed budget table
- Tips on how to write a good project proposal - Do’s and Don’ts
Check out how the application (part A and B) looks like.
Start to submit a real application on the Funding & Tenders Portal.
Should you have any queries about the action, please contact:
EACEA-EPLUS-ALLIANCESec [dot] europa [dot] eu (EACEA-EPLUS-ALLIANCES[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)
- Publication date
- 21 December 2023
- European Education and Culture Executive Agency