The European Commission’s Education, Culture and Audiovisual Executive Agency (EACEA) has published a call for proposals on Sector Skills Alliances (SSA), as part of the Erasmus+ - Key Action 2. SSA seek to tackle skills gaps by identifying and developing concrete actions to match demand and supply of skills to support sector specific growth strategies. Projects can do so by applying to one of three ‘Lots’:
1. Lot 1 - Sector Skills Alliances for skills needs
2. Lot 2 - Sector Skills Alliances for design and delivery of VET
3. Lot 3 - Sector Skills Alliances for implementing a new strategic approach (‘Blueprint’) to sectoral cooperation on skills.
A particular focus must be given to digital skills, in synergy with the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. The total budget for the co-financing of projects is €28 million. The call is open until 2 May 2017.