In mid-October, presentations were made to the Cultural Heritage Expert Group on the blueprint for skills and related sector skills alliances, following which the Erasmus+ Call for Proposals and the Erasmus+ Programme Guide 2020 have recently been published.
Cultural heritage is one of the sectors eligible for the Sector Skills Alliances Action (Lot 2: sector skills alliances for implementing a new strategic approach (blueprint) to sectoral cooperation on skills).
Cultural heritage is a horizontal priority for Strategic Partnerships under Erasmus+ 2020 annual work programme:
- Common values, civic engagement and participation: The Programme will support active citizenship and ethics in lifelong learning; it will foster the development of social and intercultural competences, critical thinking and media literacy. Priority will also be given to projects that offer opportunities for people’s participation in democratic life, social and civic engagement through formal or non-formal learning activities. The focus will also be on raising awareness on and understanding the European Union context, notably as regards the common EU values, the principles of unity and diversity, as well as their social, cultural and historical heritage
- Social and educational value of European cultural heritage, its contribution to job creation, economic growth and social cohesion: priority will be given to actions contributing to raising awareness of the importance of Europe’s cultural heritage through education, lifelong learning, informal and non-formal learning, youth as well as sport, including actions to support skills development, social inclusion, critical thinking and youth engagement. New participatory and intercultural approaches to heritage, as well as educational initiatives aimed at fostering intercultural dialogue involving teachers and pupils from an early age will be promoted
You can direct any questions regarding the call to: EACEA-EPLUS-SSA@ec.europa.eu.