About the project development workshop

The project development workshop is an excellent opportunity to interact with institutions, civil society organisations, and providers in the field of education and training, to build consortia for the next Erasmus+ calls. 

To be eligible for EU funding from the Erasmus+ programme, you must work together with European partners. These partners are not always easy to find, which is why we organise this project development workshop where you will develop a project proposal (KA2 and KA3) with international partners. We will also provide our participants with insights, tips and tricks and other hands-on tools to optimise their application.

This year's project development workshop is dedicated to global competences. 

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Preliminary programme

The workshop is divided into two parts – a plenary session and a session with project development workshops.

Tuesday 24 November – 09.30-17.00 – online

Part 1. PLENARY SESSION – 10:00 - 12.30


Setting the scene

New Erasmus+ programme 2021-2027

Global competences framework

UNESCO coordination of the international community to achieve SDG 4 on quality education – partnerships, policy guidance, capacity development, monitoring and advocacy


Applying for the 2021 Erasmus+ calls

Erasmus+ priorities for 2021

Writing a high-quality Erasmus+ proposal – tips and tricks



Are you interested in international cooperation and would like to be a partner in an innovative project on skills related to global competences? Following our call for project ideas, 14 organisations are looking for partners to join their consortium to apply for the upcoming Erasmus+ calls.


Green, digital, intercultural, and lifelong learning skills

Having the competences to be able to participate in interconnected, complex, and diverse societies is becoming increasingly important to live harmoniously in multicultural communities, be media literate, and thrive in a changing labour market. These global competences relate to the capacity to analyse local, global, and intercultural issues, to understand others’ perspectives and world views, to engage in open interactions with people from different cultures, and to act for collective well-being and sustainable development (OECD). 

Developing this kind of global and intercultural outlook in life is a continuous and lifelong process starting early on in pre- and primary school. However, we cannot wait for new generations to grow up, so we need to equip the existing workforce with adequate global skills that will enable them to function and collaborate in a global context. 

Under the umbrella of education and training of global competences we have identified four sub-themes that serve as inspiration and an anchor point for your project idea, based on the priorities of the European Union for the next five years. 

Green skills in a global perspective
The Green Deal is the new growth strategy for the EU and an overarching policy framework for the new Commission. Developing and exploring the skills for the green transition in a global perspective and understanding the global nature of climate and environmental issues is key to delivering on the objectives set out in the Green Deal and an important part of learning global citizen skills.

Digital skills in a global world
The digital transformation is one of the key challenges identified by the European Commission, and education plays a quintessential role in getting European citizens ready and fit for the digital age in a global world. Thus, digital skills play an important role in being globally competent, in that understanding the global nature of digital spaces, for example, can help people better understand the world we live in, express themselves responsibly, figure out how to use and create digital medias that work across cultures and how to utilise the global digital business opportunities.

Intercultural competences
At the core of global competences sits intercultural competences – a complex set of knowledge, skills and abilities - which are perhaps the most crucial competences of our time, here at the brink of globalisation 4.0. This includes for example knowledge about other cultures, the dynamics of intercultural interaction, self-awareness/identity, effective and appropriate communication, the role of language, and behaviour when interacting across cultural differences, to mention just a few aspects of this theme.

Global competence as a life-long learning process
How might we design and conceptualise teaching and training of global competences as a lifelong process, acknowledging that an individual will never become completely globally competent? Developing teaching and learning opportunities for children and young people only, is just the beginning. We need to make global competences part of a lifelong learning scheme continuing throughout VET and higher education into adult education and training programmes. This should include documenting and recognising these competences.

Plenary session - 09.30-12.30

Please register your attendance here

Please note that registering for the plenary session does not automatically register your application to apply for the project development session. 

Project development workshop - 13.30-17.00

Apply to participate by responding to the call for partners by Thursday 5 November 23.59 CEST.


Call for partners

Are you interested in being a partner in an innovative project on skills? Then please click to find out more about how to apply to take part in the discussion around one of the project proposals selected for the ERRIN Erasmus+ project development workshop. Deadline Thursday 5 November, 23.59 CEST.

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