ERASMUS+ - Cooperation Partnerships in Higher Education

Deadline :
October 4, 2022 12:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
€100,000 to €400,000
Partners required:
Minimum three organisations from three different Programme Countries.

Funding programme

Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027.

Read more about ERASMUS+ here.

Call overview

This action enables participating organisations to gain experience in international cooperation and to strengthen their capacities, but also to produce high-quality innovative deliverables. 

Call details

Cooperation Partnerships allow organisations to increase the quality and relevance of their activities, to develop and reinforce their networks of partners, to increase their capacity to operate jointly at transnational level, boosting internationalisation of their activities and through exchanging or developing new practices and methods as well as sharing and confronting ideas. They aim to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices as well as the implementation of joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experience at European level. Results should be re-usable, transferable, up-scalable and, if possible, have a strong transdisciplinary dimension. Selected projects are expected to share the results of their activities at local, regional, national level and transnational level.

To be funded, Cooperation Partnerships must address at least one of the following priorities:

Priorities applying to all Erasmus+ sectors:

  • Inclusion and diversity;
  • Environment and fight against climate change;
  • Addressing digital transformation through development of digital readiness, resilience and capacity
  • Common values, civic engagement and participation.

Priorities in the field of higher education:

  • Promoting inter-connected higher education systems;
  • Stimulating innovative learning, teaching and assessment practices;
  • Developing STEM/STEAM in higher education, in particular women participation in STEM;
  • Rewarding excellence in learning, teaching and skills development;
  • Building inclusive higher education systems;
  • Supporting digital and green capabilities of the higher education sector.

Activities to be funded under this topic

Over the lifetime of a project, organisations may typically carry out a broad range of activities. Organisations have the flexibility to choose the best combination that contributes to reaching the project’s objectives in relation to its scope and in proportion to the capacities of the partnership. Activities can include:

  • Project management: activities that are necessary to ensure the adequate planning, implementation and follow-up of the projects, including smooth and efficient collaboration between project partners. In this phase, activities typically include organisational and administrative tasks, virtual meetings among partners, preparation of communication materials, preparation and follow-up of participants taking part in activities, etc.
  • Implementation activities: can include networking events, meetings, working sessions to exchange practices and to develop results. These activities may also involve the participation of staff and learners (provided that their participation contributes to the achievement of project objectives).
  • Sharing and promotion activities: organisation of conferences, sessions, events aimed at sharing, explaining and promoting the results of the project, whether they are in the form of tangible results, conclusions, good practices or any other form


Any public or private organisation, established in a Programme Country or in any Partner Country of the world can participate in a Cooperation Partnership. Organisations established in Programme Countries can either participate as the coordinator of the project or as a partner organisation. Organisations in Partner Countries cannot participate as project coordinators. See section "Eligible Countries" in Part A of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

Project applicants must be a legal entity – no sole traders.  

Consortium Composition

Minimum three organisations from three different Programme Countries. There is no maximum number of participating organisations in one partnership.

However, for Cooperation partnership proposals in the field of education training and youth managed at decentralised level by the Erasmus+ National Agencies, which are based on a unit-cost funding model, the budget for project management and implementation is capped (and equivalent to 10 participating organisations).  


The total project grant is a variable amount, with a minimum of €100, 000 and maximum of €400, 000.

Project duration

Projects can last between 12 and 36 months.

The duration of a Cooperation Partnership may be extended, upon justified request by the beneficiary and with the agreement of the National or Executive Agency, provided that the total duration does not exceed 36 months. In such a case, the total grant will not change.

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Deadline :
October 4, 2022 12:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
€100,000 to €400,000
Partners required:
Minimum three organisations from three different Programme Countries.