ERASMUS+ - Small-scale partnerships in Adult Education

Deadline :
March 23, 2022 12:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
Two lump sum amounts €30,000 or €60,000
Partners required:
Minimum 2 organisations from 2 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 call aims to enable participating organisations to gain experience in international cooperation and to strengthen their capacities. 

Call details

The objectives of Small-scale Partnerships are to attract and widen access for newcomers, less experienced organisations and small-scale actors to the Erasmus+ programme. These partnerships should act as a first step for organisations into cooperation at European level. They should also support the inclusion of target groups with fewer opportunities, support active European citizenship and bring the European dimension to the local level.

To be funded, small-scale 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 adult education:

  • Improving the availability of high quality, flexible learning opportunities for adults;
  • Creating upskilling pathways, improving accessibility and increasing take-up of adult education;
  • Improving the competences of educators and other adult learning staff;
  • Enhancing quality assurance in adult learning opportunities;
  • Developing forward-looking learning centres;
  • Creating and promoting learning opportunities among all citizens and generations.

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

Eligibility

Any public or private organisation in a Programme Country (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 2 organisations from 2 different Programme Countries (Note: Partner Countries and the UK are not eligible to participate in Small-scale Partnerships). There is no maximum number of participating organisations in one partnership.

Budget

The funding model consists of a menu of two possible lump sums, corresponding to the total grant amount for the project. Applicants will choose between the two pre-defined amounts according to the activities they want to undertake and the results they want to achieve. These lump sum amounts are €30,000 or €60,000. This applies to the whole partnership and the whole duration of the project.

Project duration

Projects can last from 6 to 24 months.

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Deadline :
March 23, 2022 12:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
Two lump sum amounts €30,000 or €60,000
Partners required:
Minimum 2 organisations from 2 different Programme Countries