Capacity building projects are international cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of VET in EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme, and third countries not associated to the Programme (including the Republic of Moldova). They aim to support the relevance, accessibility, and responsiveness of VET institutions and systems in third countries not associated to the Programme as a driver of sustainable socio-economic development.
Features that characterise capacity building in VET include some thematic areas presented below. Proposals should focus on one or more of the following themes:
- Work-based learning (for young people and/or adults);
- Quality assurance mechanisms;
- VET teachers/trainers professional development;
- Key competences, including entrepreneurship;
- Skills-matching in forward-looking economic sectors;
- Support to the development of green and digital skills for the twin transition.
Participation in such capacity building projects can support the VET institutions in improving the curriculum and better adapting it to the needs of the local labor market. They will also increase the quality of teaching at the VET institution and motivate the staff. Participating in such capacity building projects will attract new learners and improve their employability.
Vocational education and training institutions from the Republic of Moldova can participate as partners in Capacity Building in VET projects, together with institutions from EU countries and third countries associated to the Erasmus+ Programme.