Partnerships for innovation

Aim and objectives

Within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme, funding is also allocated to the so called “Centralised Actions” which are administered by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).

Partnerships for innovation support projects that aim at achieving systemic impact at European level by having the capacity to deploy the project outcomes on a European scale and/or by being able to transfer them into different thematic or geographical contexts. They focus on thematic areas that are strategic for Europe’s growth and competitiveness and social cohesion.

The following actions are comprised under this type of partnerships:

Alliances for innovation

This action aims to foster 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 skill 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 mindsets in the EU.

Forward-Looking Projects

Forward-Looking Projects are large-scale actions that aim to identify, develop, test and assess innovative (policy) approaches that have the potential of becoming mainstreamed, thus improving education and training systems. They foster innovation, creativity and participation, as well as social entrepreneurship in different fields of education and training across sectors.

Further information on the Partnerships for Innovation action, the administrative rules, the deadlines and the application opportunities is available on the website of the European Education and Culture Executive Agency.

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