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EU programme for education, training, youth and sport

Capacity building in the field of Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Aim of the action

Capacity building projects aim to support VET institutions and systems in driving socio-economic development. They will target third countries not associated to the Erasmus+ Programme.

The action will cover aims such as better aligning and closing the gaps between VET with market opportunities, supporting professional and learners’ training and development, and helping professionals to build curricula and reform.

Required themes

Organisations should choose to focus on one or more of the following themes:

  • work-based learning (for young people and/or adults)
  • quality assurance mechanisms
  • VET teachers/trainers professional development
  • key competences, including entrepreneurship
  • skills-matching in forward-looking economic sectors
  • support to developing green and digital skills for the twin transition

Expected outcomes

Funded projects will benefit from a wide range of cooperation, exchange, communication and other activities.

Learn full details about the benefits by reading about the activities of the action

Eligible organisations

Any public and private organisation active in the VET field and legally established in an EU Member State or eligible third country associated to the Erasmus+ Programme can apply.

The applicant applies on behalf of all participating organisations involved in the project.

See which eligible and participating organisations can apply

Number and profile of participating organisations

Capacity building projects are transnational and involve at least 4 organisations from minimum 3 countries:

At least 1 organisation from 2 different EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme and at least 2 organisations from at least 1 eligible third country not associated to the Programme.

The number of organisations from EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme may not be higher than the number of organisations from third countries not associated to the Programme.


Projects can last one, two or three years.

Related funding calls


For any questions about this action, please contact EACEA-EPLUS-CBVET (at)