Strategic Partnerships are transnational projects designed to develop and share innovative practices and promote cooperation, peer learning, and exchanges of experiences in the fields of education, training, and youth.
Overall, strategic partnerships aim to address horizontal priorities as well as field specific priorities in the areas of:
There are two kinds of Strategic Partnership; those supporting innovation and those supporting the exchange of good practices.
More information on the field-specific priorities is available in the Programme Guide.
Strategic Partnerships provide opportunities for a wide variety of public, private, and non-governmental organisations to implement a broad range of activities including, for example:
Strategic Partnerships can be of different sizes and conduct different activities depending on the objective of the project, the organisations involved, the expected impact, and other elements.
Within the scope of the project's objectives, there are also opportunities for pupils, students, learners, and staff to learn, be trained, or to teach abroad, insofar as these transnational teaching, training and learning activities contribute to the achievement of the project's objectives.
Participating organisations intending to apply for an opportunity must be based in a Programme Country.
Applications must be led by an organisation established in a Programme Country and must generally involve at least three organisations from different Programme Countries.
Exceptionally, partnerships in the field of school education and youth may involve at least two organisations from different Programme Countries.
Applications can include any number of organisations. They may also include organisations from Partner Countries, provide they bring essential added value to the project.
Higher Education Institutions established in Programme Countries must also hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education.
Strategic Partnerships can have different durations depending on the field:
Grants for projects are capped at € 150,000 per year.
Applications should be submitted to the National Agency in the Programme Country where the applicant organisation is established.
Detailed information on the criteria, procedures, and deadlines can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.
More information on Strategic Partnerships is available in the brochure on funding for education, training, and youth projects.
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A guide for school leaders who want to know how the programme can benefit their school has been published.
A guide to long term study mobility of pupils in strategic partnerships has also been published.