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Infoday Sector Skills Alliances

1 December 2017

Presentation on eligibility, award criteria and submission of

applications Michèle GROMBEER

Programme Manager, EACEA

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Sector Skills Alliances 2018

Objective Tackling skills gaps with regard to one or more occupational profiles in a specific sector

How? Identify sector-specific labour market needs (demand side) and enhance the responsiveness

of VET systems, at all levels, to those labour market needs (supply side)

Activities supported Lot 1 - Skills needs identification Lot 2 - Design and delivery of VET Lot 3 - Implementation of a strategic approach (“Blueprint”) to sectoral

cooperation on skills Blueprint piloted in 6 sectors experiencing severe skills shortages:

Additive manufacturing, Construction, Maritime shipping, Paper-based value chain, Renewable energy & green technologies, Steel industry

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Sector Skills Alliances 2018

Published on 25 October 2017 (Erasmus+ General Call and Programme Guide)

Deadline for submission (eForm) 28 February 2018

Project duration 2 -> 4 years (Lot 3) starting 1/11, 1/12/2018 or 1/01/2019

Total budget: 28 Mio €

Grants between € 330 000 (Lot 1) and € 4 Mio (Lot 3) per project

EU co-financing rate 80 % (Unit costs)

Further information

Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) Website:

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding/sector-skills-alliances-2018-eaca052017_en

A helpdesk is at your disposal:

[email protected]

The Call

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Infoday Sector Skills Alliances 1 December 2017

Eligibility Criteria

Vytaute Ezerskiene Project Manager EACEA

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How to prepare an application?

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Read the relevant sections of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide

Check eligibility and award criteria of the Action

Find relevant partners

Fill in and submit the application package

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What is the role of participating organisations? • Full partners: participating organisations which contribute actively to

the accomplishment of the Sector Skills Alliance. • Affiliated entities (optional): organisations which contribute to the

achievement of project objectives and activities. They are not counted for the minimum number of partners and partnership composition (eligibility criterion). They are receiving a grant and are listed in the grant agreement.

• Associated partners (optional): Sector Skills Alliances can involve associated partners who contribute to the activities of the Sector Skills Alliance. They are not receiving a grant and are not listed in the grant agreement.

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Eligibility Criteria Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3

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Composition of the partnership: number of

E+ countries covered

Composition of the partnership: number

and typology of organisations

List of eligible participating

organisations (E+ Guide)

Sector

Deadline Application package

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Eligibility Criteria Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3

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Lot Composition: number of E+ countries (minimum requirements)

Composition: number and typology of organisations (minimum requirements)

Sector Deadline

Lot 1 12 2 partners: 1 industry and 1 E&T* representative

all except the six pilot sectors of Lot 3

28 February 2018 12 pm (midday Brussels time)

Lot 2 4 8 partners: 3 companies, industry or sector repr. and 3 E&T* providers

Lot 3 8 12 partners: 5 companies/industry/sector representatives and 5 E&T* providers

6 pilot sectors**

*E&T – Education and Training ** Construction, paper-based sector, green technology& renewable energy, steel, maritime shipping industry, additive manufacturing

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Example of a SSA Lot 1 – coverage of 12 countries IF

SSA covers 12 Countries

Nº of partners 2

1 partner - umbrella organisation (has members in 11 E+ Programme countries)

+ 1 partnersin the 12th country

Nº of partners 12

1 partner for each country

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List of eligible participating organisations (E+ Guide)

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Lara Paoletti Project Manager, EACEA

Award Criteria

Infoday Sector Skills Alliances 1 December 2017

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Award criteria for Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3

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Maximum points

Threshold

Relevance 25 13

Quality of project design and implementation 30 16

Quality of project team and cooperation arrangements

25 13

Impact and dissemination 20 11

TOTAL 100 70

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• Link to policy • Digital skills • Green Skills • Consistency • Innovation • European added value

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Relevance

Quality of project design and implementation

• Coherence • Structure • Management • Budget • Financial and quality control

LOT2 •VET representation •Sector representation

LOT3 •Educational representation •Sector representation •Purpose (transnational network)

LOT2 and LOT3 •Methodology (compliant with EU tools) •Quality of arrangements for recognition)

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• Configuration • Commitment • Tasks • Collaboration/Team spirit

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Quality of project team and cooperation arrangements

Impact and dissemination

• Exploitation • Dissemination • Impact • Open access • Sustainability

Erasmus+

Programme Guide

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Infoday Sector Skills Alliances

1 December 2017

Submission of applications

Vytaute Ezerskiene, EACEA

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Important reference documents and tools on the dedicated webpage https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding/sector-skills-alliances-2018-eaca052017_en

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Additional reference documents and tools A. Erasmus + programme dissemination platform http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/ B. Partner Search Tool - http://eac.fcst.tv/partner Open until deadline, 28/02/2018

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What to do in order to submit an application?

• Register yourself and ask the partners to register in the Participant Portal

• Fill in the documents and submit the application package

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The Application Package

Application package: 1) eForm

and 2) 3 annexes

b) Budget and Gantt chart (Ms Excel)

a) Detailed project description (Ms Word)

c) Declaration of honour

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Submit the application package (Validation and Submission)

• If you experience technical difficulties with the submission of your eForm - contact

the helpdesk ([email protected]) by email BEFORE the submission deadline, explaining the nature of the problem.

• If you face technical problems CLOSE TO THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE, please ALSO

send a screenshot of the submission error message and time of occurrence, as well as a copy of the eForm and attachments.

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Deadline: 28 February 2018 12 midday Brussels time. Online submission only.

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Selection of applications

A. Formal check (Eligibility, Selection, Exclusion criteria)

B. Quality check (Award criteria - independent evaluators)

C. Selection (Ranking list)

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Prepare for the next stage (after approval of application)

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Month (planned)/2018 Action

August 2018 Communication of selection results

August-October 2018 Collection of additional documents (e.g. Mandate letters from partners), validation of PIC numbers

November – December 2018 EACEA will send you a contract

1 November 2018 or 1 December 2018 or 1 January 2019

Start date of the projects

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Assistance - HelpDesk Assistance • [email protected] concerning Sector Skills Alliances

Technical HelpDesk • HelpDesk e-mail address: [email protected] • HelpDesk phone: +32 2 299 0705

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Infoday Sector Skills Alliances

1 December 2017

Statistics - Sector Skills Alliance applications 2017

Vytaute Ezerskiene, EACEA

Statistics 2017

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Received Applications

Selected Applications

Lot 1 3 1

Lot 2 26 8

Lot 3 13 5*

Total 42 14

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Projects approved for funding in 2017

*Pilot sectors covered: automotive, maritime technology, tourism, textile, space-geo

Statistics 2017

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Lot 1 and 2 selected projects by sector 2017

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Sector 2017

Construction 1

Manufacturing 3

Information and Communication 1

Agriculture, forestry and fishing 1

Health care 2

Real estate activities 1

Statistics 2017

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LOT 2 number of partners per project

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15 partners

13 partners

12 partners

10 partners

9 partners

8 partners

0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16

1 project

1 project

3 projects

1 project

1 project

1 project

Statistics 2017

In 2017 minimum 8 participating organisations were required

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LOT 3 number of partners per project

26 partners

24 partners

21 partners

17 partners

14 partners

0 5 10 15 20 25 30

1 project

1 project

1 project

1 project

1 project

Statistics 2017

In 2017 minimum 12 participating organisations were required

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Lot 2 - number of countries covered

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3 projects - 4 countries

1 project - 5 countries

3 projects - 6 countries

1 project - 8 countries

In 2017 minimum 4 countries were required

Statistics 2017

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Lot 3 - number of countries covered

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1 project - 8 countries

1 project- 9 countries

1 project - 10 countries

1 project- 11 countries

1 project- 14 countries

In 2017 minimum 6 countries were required

Statistics 2017

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Selected projects • Lists of selected SSA projects http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/selection-

results_en

• Erasmus+ Projects Dissemination Platform http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects?pk_campaign=Web-ErasmusplusEN&pk_kwd=valor-projects-results

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Erasmus+ dissemination platform

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http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects

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Thank you for your attention!

Please send your questions to [email protected]