The European Commission has published approved Centres of Vocational Excellence projects
Thirteen projects from Call 2021 will be supported. The deadline for submitting applications in 2022 is 7 September.
In Call 2021, 84 Centres of Vocational Excellence applications were submitted, involving more than 1 700 organizations from 55 countries. Due to the very high quality of the submitted projects, the European Commission increased the overall budget, which enabled the approval of 13 of these projects, instead of the originally planned 11.
Among the approved projects, which involve a total of 331 organizations from 37 countries, a wide range of topics and areas is represented, from agriculture, health and textiles, through tourism and business innovation, to sustainable energy education and renewable energy.
The budget for Call 2022 is currently set at €48 million and it is expected to increase gradually until 2027. In March, the European Commission organized an information day for applicants in the 2022 call. You can read the minutes of this information day on the CZELO website (in Czech only). The CZELO office is also preparing an information webinar - we will regularly inform you about the date and other details.
What are Centres of Vocational Excellence?
Centres of Vocational Excellence are projects that fall under the Partnerships for Excellence under Erasmus+ and focus on the development of innovative forms of education not only for learners in secondary vocational education and training, but also for adults in the labour market (up-skilling and re-skilling).
The aim of these projects is to promote a bottom-up approach to excellence in vocational education and training through cooperation between different types of organizations, to enable rapid adaptation to labour market changes and demands on the competences and skills of the workforce and to create and develop international platforms that contribute to societal challenges and development, at the local and regional level.