DOREA is inviting VET centers, business and NGOs to work together in tackling youth unemployment in Europe. This is one of target for Erasmus+ KA3 VET-Business Partnerships on Work-based learning and Apprenticeships programmes.

The main objectives of the programme are:

  • The overall aim of the Call is to tackle high youth unemployment and skills mismatch issue – bridge the gap between the worlds of education and business, improve the relevance of education and training to labour market needs and raise excellence.
  • Call invites the submission of proposals on VET-business partnerships, to develop work-based learning and thus contribute to the Riga objective – to promote work-based learning in all its forms, with special attention to apprenticeships.

In both Lots (there are 2), applicants should set up and implement new cooperation structures on sustainable VET-business partner­ships based on a skills needs assessment and possibly taking into account a sectoral dimension. The activities should be linked to cross-border or inter-regional cooperation strategies, local or regional economic develop­ment strategies or macro-regional strategies. Therefore this call is for different organisations which are interested in creating long-term cooperation, bring the change in their region while boosting potential of young people.

For more information about the call, please click here.

Deadline for application is coming soon: 17th January 2017, 12.00 noon (Brussels time – CET). European Commission is planning to grant around 20 project proposals.


DOREA is open for cooperation in project proposals:

  • We can bring our expertise in project writing and implementation;
  • We can provide our knowledge as well as network that we have developed throughout the years cooperating with different experts in various fields;
  • We are strong in dissemination and exploitation of project results.

If you have project idea and would be interested to collaborate, do not hesitate to contact us:, phone +357 25256606 or Skype (


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