Donor: European Commission (EC) - Erasmus+
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Belgium
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 03.05.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 62.000.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 1.500.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine


1) Objective

Alliances for Innovation aim to strengthen Europe’s innovation capacity by boosting innovation through 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 skills 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 mind-sets in the EU.

Alliances for Education and Enterprises are transnational, structured and result-driven projects, in which partners share common goals and work together to foster innovation, new skills, a sense of initiative and entrepreneurial mind-sets. They aim to foster innovation in higher education, vocational education and training, enterprises and the broader socio- economic environment. This includes confronting societal and economic challenges such as climate change, changing demographics, digitalisation, the emergence of new, disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence and rapid employment changes through social innovation and community resilience, as well as labour market innovation.

2) Eligibility

Applicants can be public or private organisations legally established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme: Higher education institutions, VET providers, Networks of VET providers, Small and medium-sized or large enterprises (including social enterprises), Research institutes, Non-governmental organisations etc.

3) Location

Actions must take place in EU member states and Western Balkans. Alliances for Education and Enterprises must cover at least 4 EU Member States or third countries associated to the Programme, involving a minimum of 8 applicants (coordinator and full partners).

4) Budget

Maximum grant amount is €1,000,000 for 2 years project and €1,500,000 for 3 years project.

5) Application

Applicants have to submit their grant application by 3 May at 17:00:00 (Brussels time).

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