Partnerships for Innovation: Alliances for Education and Enterprises


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Erasmus+ Programme

Programme Description

Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027.

Erasmus+ strengthens its efforts to increase the opportunities offered to more participants and to a wider range of organisations, focusing on its qualitative impact and contributing to more inclusive and cohesive, greener and digitally fit societies.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Partnerships for Innovation: Alliances for Education and Enterprises


The present call falls under KA2 of the Erasmus+ Programme and specifically is Lot1 of the Alliances for Innovation of the Partnership for Innovation. They aim to foster innovation in higher education, vocational education and training, enterprises and the broader socioeconomic environment. This includes confronting societal and economic challenges such as climate change, changing demographics, digitalisation, artificial intelligence and rapid employment changes through social innovation and community resilience, as well as labour market innovation.

Detailed Call Description

Lot1- Alliances for Education and Enterprises bring together enterprises and both higher education and vocational training providers to work together in partnership. Operating within one economic sector or several different economic sectors, they create reliable and sustainable relations and demonstrate their innovative and transnational character in all aspects. While each partnership must include at least one VET and one higher education organisation, they can address either both or one of these educational fields.

They intend to achieve one or more of the following aims:

  • Fostering new, innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning: fostering innovation in education design and delivery, teaching methods, assessment techniques, learning environments and/or developing new skills.
  •  Fostering corporate social responsibility (e.g. equity, inclusion, climate change, environmental protection and sustainable development).
  • Stimulating a sense of initiative and entrepreneurial attitudes, mind-sets and skills in learners, educational staff and other workers, in line with the Entrepreneurship Competence.
  • Improving the quality and relevance of skills developed and certified through education and training systems (including new skills and tackling skills mismatches).
  • Facilitating the flow and co-creation of knowledge between higher education and vocational education and training, research, the public sector and the business sector.
  • Building and supporting effective and efficient higher education and vocational education and training systems, which are connected and inclusive, and contribute to innovation.

Call Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

€ 1,000,000 (2 years project)
€ 1,500,000 (3 years project)

Thematic Categories

  • Economy-Finances
  • Education and training
  • Employment
  • Health
  • Public Administration
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Chambers
  • Educational Institutions
  • Employees
  • Employers
  • Financial Institutions
  • Large Enterprises
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Foundation for the Management of European (EU) Lifelong Learning Programmes
Tel: +357 22 448 888

Youth Board of Cyprus
Tel: +357 22 402 644

EU Contact Point

European Education and Culture Executive Agency: