Consortium building and grant support for vocational education
Centres of Vocational Excellence

Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) are consortia comprising a minimum of 8 partner organizations, funded by the EU, whose participants work on implementing a common-interest project for 4 years.

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The MeOut Group compiles half a dozen Centres of Vocational Excellence consortia and grant proposals annually, now entering its fourth year.
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We offer solutions!

We provide solutions for vocational training institutions in various areas – such as consortium building, defining project objectives, and preparing grant applications. We connect institutions and economic entities, companies that, although they would make a good match in terms of their profiles and training objectives, for various reasons cannot or do not have the capacity to connect with each other.

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Consortium Building

We assist your institution in joining a consortium comprising a minimum of 8 partners – including 4 different EU countries.

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Developing Project Objectives

Based on the consortium’s profile, we assist in defining and elaborating project objectives.

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Preparation of Grant Application

We undertake the complete preparation of the grant application (including attachments) for submission.

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Why is this beneficial for your institution?
More about CoVEs

The main objective of CoVEs is to provide high-quality workforce training. They closely collaborate with VECs operating in other countries as well as companies to offer new technologies or sustainable solutions.

CoVEs play a crucial role in the EU’s large-scale plans, such as the green transition and broader utilization of digital technology. These training centers enable young people and adults to keep pace with new developments in the world of work, especially when workplaces undergo technological or environmental changes.

This serves not only to promote innovation but also to develop local communities. Project plans related to CoVEs must meet certain conditions to be eligible for Erasmus+ funding. These include legal personality, headquarters in the EU or an associated third country, as well as activity in vocational education or the world of work.

Participating organizations can include vocational training providers, companies, advocacy organizations, research institutes, and others. The consortium must involve at least eight participants from at least four EU member states or associated third countries.

CoVEs employ a systemic approach in which vocational training institutions actively participate in the development of skill ecosystems. As part of this, they undertake various activities including providing vocational qualifications, collaborating with other local and regional partners, and engaging in activities related to governance and financing.

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Establishing Centres of Vocational Excellence both domestic and EU interests simultaneously. They play a crucial role in realizing large-scale EU plans such as the green transition or broader utilization of digital technology.

We collectively believe that the challenges created by reforms and changes in the vocational training sector can only be successfully addressed through unity and collaboration.

Közösen hiszünk abban, hogy a szakképzési szektorban bekövetkező reformok és változások által létrehozott kihívásokat csak egységben és összefogással lehet sikeresen kezelni. 

Eligibility Criteria

Project plans aimed at Centres of Vocational Excellence are eligible for Erasmus+ funding if they meet the following conditions:

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Organizations/institutions from non-associated third countries active in the field of vocational training or in the world of work can participate in the program as beneficiaries, associated partners, or associated partners, but not as coordinators.
They must be legal entities (public or private).
Exactly, they need to be involved in vocational training or operate within the realm of the labor market.
They must be headquartered in one of the eligible countries, meaning an EU member state or an associated third country to the program.
Who can be applicant institutions?
We believe in common goals.

Throughout our work, we closely collaborate with institutions, companies, and economic stakeholders to take decisive steps in the fields of professional excellence and innovation.

Establishing Centres of Vocational Excellence both domestic and EU interests simultaneously. They play a crucial role in realizing large-scale EU plans such as the green transition or broader utilization of digital technology.
We collectively believe that the challenges created by reforms and changes in the vocational training sector can only be successfully addressed through unity and collaboration.

Vocational education and training is more important than ever. Providing people with the skills they need and that help them find a quality job, is one of our central responses to the recover, and key for the green and digital transitions. Our initiatives on vocational excellence will continue to be based on innovation, transnational collaboration and social fairness.
Nicolas Schmit
Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights
We are dedicated

Dedication means throwing ourselves wholeheartedly and enthusiastically into every project and initiative. Our expert team works every day to find solutions and apply innovative approaches to promote vocational excellence.

Contact
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+36708835322

 
Email address

szakkepzes@meout.org

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