The European Commission published today the 2018 Erasmus+ call for proposals. Under "Key Action 2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices" there are options relevant for the defence sector for tackling skills gaps to one or more occupational profiles or fostering innovation in higher education and business. In particular, the "Sector Skills Alliances Lot 2 – Development of training" and the "Knowledge Alliances" can finance projects where the industry together with vocational or educational institutions, national/regional authorities and social partners can join forces to address skills challenges that hinder employability and jobs, and affect the competitiveness of the sector.
The deadline for submission of proposals is 28 February 2018. For more information and to apply consult the Call and Programme Guide.