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Transnational Nordic contact seminar with a cross-sectoral focus on Alliances for Innovation and Centres of Vocational Excellence

This cross-sectoral event invites stakeholders from higher education, vocational education and training, and the private sector to come together to exchange knowledge and establish valuable networks. Gain insights on project development and amplify your institution's impact in the field of education.

Time and date: 23 October 2023 16:00h- 25 October 2023 12:00h
Location: Bergen, Norway • In-person

About the event

Themes and goals

The overall aim of this transnational contact seminar is to increase the impact of the Erasmus+ programme and ensure that organisations from the Nordic countries actively engage in in the centralised actions Alliances for Innovation and Centres of Vocational Excellence.

This contact seminar has a cross-sectoral focus and invite the participation of stakeholders from higher education, vocational education and training, as well as the private sector.

It further aims to promote these centralised actions, provide support to potential applicants, build on the target groups’ knowledge about these centralised actions and provide a platform from which stakeholders from different educational sectors can connect, share experiences and establish networks with potential project partners.

Expected Results

  • Increased awareness of the opportunities provided in Alliances for Innovation and Centres of Vocational Excellence
  • Deeper knowledge on how to write a successful application for a centralised action
  • Provide networking opportunities with potential projects partners
  • Platform for the exchange of ideas and good practices
  • Promotion and dissemination of successful centralised projects
  • Increase cross-sectoral collaboration between HE and VET
  • Effective transnational collaboration at both a regional and European leve

Please note that applications are only accepted from organisations in the Nordic countries.

The contact seminar is arranged as a two-day event in Bergen, Norway. All applicants must choose one of two tracks, either for Alliances for Innovation or Centres of Vocational Excellence.

Staff from organisations within Higher Education (HE) or Vocational Education and Training (VET) who have previously been involved in Erasmus+ projects and have an interest in the Centres of Vocational Excellence and Alliances for Innovation are invited to participate in the seminar.

Practical information

The Directorate of Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir) covers accommodation and travel expenses based on actual costs using the most reasonable means. The employer covers meal expenses that are not included in the course fee. Participants submit travel expenses to their employer, who will be reimbursed after the final report has been evaluated. Copies of receipts and participant certificates should be sent to HK-dir along with the final report, no later than one month after the seminar has ended.

The seminar will be conducted in English and will take place in Bergen. Participants from Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Iceland are expected to attend. HK-dir aims to select up to 10 individuals from 10 different institutions to participate. Selected participants are committed to attending the entire seminar.

This activity is a Training and Cooperation Activity (TCA) under Erasmus+.

Registration deadline

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