Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027. Read more about ERASMUS+ here.
This action enables participating organisations to gain experience in international cooperation and to strengthen their capacities, but also to produce high-quality innovative deliverables.
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:
Priorities in the field of vocational education and training:
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:
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.
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.
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.