Delegation of the European Union to El Salvador and to the Central American Integration System (SICA)

Call for Proposals on VET-business partnerships on work-based learning and apprenticeships

02/03/2018 - 13:19

The objective of the Call is to invite the submission of proposals on VET-business partnerships to develop work-based learning and thus contributing to the Riga objective to promote work-based learning in all its forms, with special attention to apprenticeships.

The global objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to stimulate sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development through improved transition from training to employment.

The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:

a) To strengthen the interface between labour market needs and the VET sector development with an aim to equip young people with skills relevant to work requirements and make them more capable to find relevant jobs or start their own business;

b) To encourage the introduction/testing of important novelties in Vocational Education and Training and labour market reforms (e.g. work –based learning, apprenticeships, skills and jobs matching mechanisms);

c) Increasing the employability and productivity of VET graduates, in particular in terms of facilitation of their access to entry level jobs;

The details of the call can be found here: on 

The concept note together with the declaration by the lead applicant (Annex A.1 section 2) must be submitted online via PROSPECT The deadline for the submission of concept notes is 17/04/2018 at 17:00 (Brussels date and time).

All organisations can find the e-learning (Annex L) and the PROSPECT users' manual (Annex M) and the FAQ published together with the documents of this call.

An information session on this call for proposals will be held on:

- 07 March at 10:00 at Ani Plaza Hotel, Yerevan

- 13 March at 10:00 at Diana Hotel, Goris

- 19 March at 11:00 at Gyumri Hotel, Gyumri

Should you be interested in this session, please send an email by 06/03/2018 to, indicating: name, surname, nationality and email address of the persons who are going to participate as well as their organisation (max. two participants per organisation). No costs incurred by the applicants for attending this information session are reimbursable.

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