An invitation to tender for a service aiming to build evidence on defence-related skills shortages, gaps and mismatches as well as defining the sector's strategy with concrete actions on how to solve the skills gap at EU, national and regional levels was published on 31 August by EASME.
The call, financed under the COSME programme, was announced in the European Defence Action Plan adopted by the Commission last year. It is also part of the Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills initiative for fostering skills development at sectoral level. It is expected to collect data from a number of EU countries and propose concrete actions to be implemented through various instruments, notably the European Structural and Investment Funds.
Deadline for applications: 28 November 2017.
Related documents: EASME/COSME/2017/014