The call to National Authorities for Apprenticeships is to encourage the development of high-quality apprenticeship-type training and excellence in work-based learning in VET through partnerships between national ministries responsible for education, employment and economic affairs, social partners, relevant intermediary bodies (such as chambers of commerce, industry and crafts, professional and sectoral organisations), VET providers and other relevant stakeholders.
Given the specific role of National Authorities in determining the legislative framework in which apprenticeships are organised and financed, the direct involvement of the competent national ministries is to make sure that the projects can effectively contribute to national reforms, build high-quality apprenticeship schemes, and can be linked to the work of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships and the follow-up of the Bruges Communiqué.
Grants will support national authorities' reform programmes, and may include activities such as bilateral cooperation with other countries, targeted study visits, feasibility studies for pilot sectors to be involved in apprenticeships, definition of a strategy for training of in-company trainers, expert advice on draft apprenticeship regulations.
National ministries responsible for education, employment and economic affairs, social partners, relevant intermediary bodies (such as chambers of commerce, industry and crafts, professional and sectoral organisations), VET providers and other relevant stakeholders.
Publication of the call for proposals
Deadline for submission
Information to applicants
Start date of the action
26 June 2014
1 October 2014
The Maximum EU contribution awarded is 300.000 EUR
This call addresses national ministries in charge of apprenticeship systems, embedded in the initial vocational education and training (VET) systems and seeking their reform in each Erasmus+ programme country. Applicants can also be other national authorities designated by such ministries, in which case a national ministry must be included in the partnership. Close cooperation with social partners and other relevant stakeholders will be a condition of the grant award, as will transnational collaboration.
For detailed information on the quality review of applications submitted under Erasmus+, please consult the Guide for experts.
The EACEA is responsible for the implementation of the Key Action 3: "National Authorities for Apprenticeships" of the Erasmus+ Programme.
For further information and assistance, please contact: EACEA-EPLUS-VET@ec.europa.eu
This programme has specific rules. Please make sure you read them carefully before applying.
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