Calls for projects

EACEA/04/2017: Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices Sector Skills Alliances

Sector Skills Alliances aim at tackling skills gaps with regard to one or more occupational profiles in a specific sector. They do so by identifying existing or emerging sector specific labour market needs (demand side), and by enhancing the responsiveness of initial and continuing VET systems, at all levels, to the labour market needs (supply side). Drawing on evidence regarding skills needs, Sector Skills Alliances support the design and delivery of transnational vocational training content, as well as teaching and training methodologies for European professional core profiles. Sector Skills Alliances for strategic sectoral cooperation on skills identify and develop concrete actions to match demand and supply of skills to support the overall sector specific growth strategy.

Programme: Erasmus+
Deadline: 02.05.2017
Budget available: 28.000.000 €
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EACEA 07/2017: Social inclusion through education, training and youth

The European Union is committed to supporting Member States in fostering social inclusion and in building a cohesive European society. By reaching out to all citizens – in particular the young and the most disadvantaged – education, training and youth work are crucial to prevent and tackle poverty, social exclusion and discrimination, to foster mutual understanding and respect among people and communities and to build a foundation on which active citizenship rests. Socio-economic inequality is at its highest level in 30 years in most European countries. While access to education and training for all has improved in Europe as a whole, educational gaps persist and access to good quality mainstream education and training remains a challenge in many European countries. This has a negative impact on learning outcomes. At the same time, although youth work can help young people gain skills and competences through non- formal learning and act as a bridge and facilitator between young people and education and training there is a need to further build capacity to reach out to the most ‘hard to reach’ groups.

Programme: Erasmus+
Deadline: 22.05.2017
Budget available: : 8.000.000 €
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3rd Call Alpine Space Interreg

The third Alpine Space Call is open for proposal Interreg programme.
Priority axis 1 Innovative Alpine Space: Enhancement of the framework conditions for innovation Increase capacities for the delivery of service of general interest in a changing society
Priority axis 2 Low Carbon Alpine Space: Establish trans-nationally integrated low carbon policy instruments Increase options for low carbon mobility and transport
Priority axis 3 Liveable Alpine Space: Sustainable valorisation of the cultural and natural heritage of the Alpine Space Enhance the protection, the conservation and the ecological connectivity of Alpine Space ecosystems
Priority axis 4 Well-Governed Alpine Space: Increased application of transnational and multi-level governance in the Alpine Space

Programme: Alpine Space Interreg
Deadline: 28.06.2017
Budget available: approximately 1 700 000 € per project
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SwafS-26-2017: Science4Refugees – Support to highly skilled refugee scientists

The Science4Refugees initiative is directed towards refugees researchers/scientists who have applied for and been granted asylum in a host country, which will enable them to continue their educational path or enter the labour market. Under the header “Science4Refugees” a number of initiatives will be brought together on the EURAXESS portal. There is evidence that at least part of the recently arrived refugees does have a tertiary education degree and intend to pursue their studies or research in the host country. To integrate them into Europe’s research system, specific measures are requested in terms of bringing up the employability and the skills of refugees. The objective of the call is to scale up these initiatives and bring them to a European level.

Programme: Horizon 2020
Deadline: 30.08.2017
Budget available: 1 000 000 €
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H2020-RUR-2016-2017: Building a future science and education system fit to deliver to practice

Proposals will involve the production of a challenge- and foresight-based inventory of skills that will be needed in agriculture, forestry and related value chains, covering primary producers, advisors, industry, businesses and scientists. Proposals will review how current science, education and training systems in a wide and varied range of EU Member States (and possibly third countries) cater for these needs, seeking to draft roadmaps for the improvement of curricula, learning methods and long-term interaction between education, science and economic players. Particular attention should be paid to soft (e.g. entrepreneurial, intermediation and communication) skills in particular for farmers, advisors and researchers, and technical skills related to new practices or processes and sustainability requirements in scientific fields of importance for the future.

Programme: Horizon 2020
Deadline: 13.09.2017
Budget available: : 7.000.000 €
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CULT-COOP-03-2017: Cultural literacy of young generations in Europe

Cultural diversity is one of Europe’s most valuable assets and European educational and cultural systems need to cater for diversity and enable all citizens to build the skills and competences needed for effective inter-cultural dialogue and mutual understanding. The challenge is about understanding how young people make sense of Europe and its differing cultures. The influences on young people are wide ranging including formal education, family and cultural background and media. The aim is to gain a greater understanding of cultural literacy itself as a non-normative concept covering relevant culture-related knowledge, skills and competences and how young people in particular acquire it.

Programme: H2020/ Societal Challenges/ Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
Deadline: 13.09.2017
Budget available: 9.000.000 €
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CULT-COOP-02-2017: Improving mutual understanding among Europeans by working through troubled pasts

The resilience and cohesion of European societies are strongly conditioned by beliefs and identities, as well as by collective representations and constructions of past and present realities and expectations about the future. Research in the humanities and social sciences is well-placed for making important contributions to creating a new narrative for Europe by studying the drivers of and obstacles to the emergence of an European public sphere and an European cultural space. The role that technology can play in promoting a better understanding of the richness of Europe’s heritage and diversity equally deserves further exploration as well as solutions-driven options.

Programme: H2020/ Societal Challenges/ Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies
Deadline: 13.09.2017
Budget available: 9.000.000 €
Grant size:  2.000.000 – 2.840.000 € per project
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