• Event Date: 08-Jun-2021

Info-session: New call for proposals-Erasmus+ Alliances for Innovation 2021

The European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) together with the Commission Services (DG EAC and DG EMPL) will organise a web streaming Info session to explain the policy context, new funding opportunities and new submission process.

Lot 1 - Alliances for Education and Enterprises
Lot 2 - Alliances for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills (implementing the ‘Blueprint’)

Alliances for Innovation aim to strengthen Europe’s innovation capacity by boosting innovation through cooperation and flow of knowledge among higher education (HE), vocational education and training (both initial and continuous - VET), 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 HE and VET and implement a set of sectoral or cross-sectoral activities. With regard to changing job profiles, the focus should be on digital and green skills.

The call for proposals Erasmus + (Call for proposals 2021 – EAC/A01/2021) is open. For more information, click hereSearch for available translations of the preceding and hereSearch for available translations of the preceding.  Deadline for submission of applications of lot 1 and lot 2: 7 September 2021 – 5 pm (Brussels time).

Lot 1 - Alliances for Education and Enterprises

They are transnational, structured and result-driven projects that bring together enterprises and both VET and HE providers to work together in partnership within one or several different economic sectors. They can address either both VET and HE or just one of these educational fields. They should foster innovation, new skills, and a sense of initiative and entrepreneurial mind-sets. They aim to foster innovation in higher education, vocational education and training, enterprises and the broader socio-economic environment. Read more about the action in the Programme guideSearch for available translations of the preceding and here

EU grant (and duration): 1 million EUR (2 years) or 1,5 million EUR (3 years).

Lot 2 - Alliances for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills (implementing the ‘Blueprint’)

They seek to create new strategic approaches and cooperation for concrete skills development solutions in a specific sector or area. This initiative will implement one major action of the European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience, the Pact for Skills by developing a sectoral skills strategy in one of the 14 industrial ecosystems: Tourism, Mobility-Transport-Automotive, Aerospace and Defence, Construction, Agri-food, Low-carbon energy Intensive Industries, Textile, Creative and Cultural Industries, Digital, Renewable energy, Electronics, Retail, Proximity and social economy and Health. The designed training programmes should address EQF levels 3-5 as well as EQF 6-8.  Read more about the action in the Programme guideSearch for available translations of the preceding and here.

EU grant (and duration): 4 million EUR (4 years).

Registered participants can follow the event online via the live web stream on Tuesday 8 June 2021 as from 14.00. 

The applications for Alliances for Innovation will be submitted via the Funding & Tenders Portal. If you plan to submit an application, and you do not know this portal, you can join this webinar titled The Funding & Tenders Portal for beginners Search for available translations of the precedingto find out about the F&TP’s key features. The webinar will take place on 27 May 2021 from 10.00 to 12.30.

You will have the chance to ask questions via: [email protected]. Questions will either be answered during the session or later, depending on the number of questions received.

The recorded videos and power point presentations will be available on EACEA website for consultation.

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Practical information

Where: Web streaming session
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Languages: English
Organiser: European Education and Culture Executive Agency

Draft agenda 8/6/2021


Connection of participants to web streaming



Sophie BEERNAERTS, Head of Erasmus+ Department (EACEA)

Mariya GABRIEL, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth


Policy priorities

  • Lot 1: Alliances for Education and Enterprises


  • Lot 2: Alliances for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills (Blueprint)


Questions and answers – All speakers, moderation Michèle GROMBEER (EACEA)

15:25 Break

Panel presentation on eligibility, award criteria and application forms



New funding mechanisms


Submission procedure



Questions and answers

All speakers, moderation Michèle GROMBEER (EACEA)

17:00 Closure of the event
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