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Cooperation partnerships

The primary goal of Cooperation Partnerships is to 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 will be expected to share the results of their activities at local, regional, national level and transnational level.

Cooperation Partnerships are anchored to the priorities and policy frameworks of each Erasmus+ sector, both at European and national level, while aiming at producing incentives for cross-sectoral and horizontal cooperation in thematic areas.

Objectives of the Action

Cooperation Partnerships aim at:

  • Increasing quality in the work, activities and practices of organisations and institutions involved, opening up to new actors, not naturally included within one sector;
  • Building capacity of organisations to work transnationally and across sectors;
  • Addressing common needs and priorities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport;
  • Enabling transformation and change (at individual, organisational or sectoral level), leading to improvements and new approaches, in proportion to the context of each organisation.

Which are the criteria to be met to apply for a cooperation partnership? 

In order to be eligible for an Erasmus grant, project proposals for Cooperation Partnerships must comply with the following criteria:

Eligibility criteria

Who can apply?

Any participating organisation established in a Programme Country can be the applicant. This organisation applies on behalf of all participating organisations involved in the project. 

Which types of organisations are eligible to participate in the project?

ny public or private organisation, established in a Programme Country or in any Partner Country of the world (see section “Eligible Countries” in Part A of this Guide) can participate in a Cooperation Partnership1. 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.

Irrespective of the field impacted by the project, Cooperation Partnerships are open to any type of organisation active in any field of education, training, youth, sport or other socio-economic sectors as well as to organisations carrying out activities that are transversal to different fields (e.g. local, regional and national authorities, recognition and validation centres, chambers of commerce, trade organisations, guidance centres, cultural and sport organisations).

Depending on the priority and the objectives addressed by the project, Cooperation Partnerships should involve the most appropriate and diverse range of partners in order to benefit from their different experiences, profiles and specific expertise and to produce relevant and high quality project results.

Priorities addressed

To be considered for funding, Cooperation Partnerships must address either:

  • at least one horizontal priority

and/or

  • at least one specific priority relevant to the field of education, training, youth and sport that is mostly impacted.

For projects in the field of education, training and youth managed by the Erasmus+ National Agencies at decentralised level, National Agencies may, among these priorities, give more consideration to those that are particularly relevant in their national context (called "European priorities in the national context"). National Agencies must duly inform potential applicants through their official websites.

Venue of the activities

All the activities of a Cooperation Partnership must take place in the countries of the organisations participating in the project, either as full or as associated partners.

In addition, if duly justified in relation to the objectives or implementation of the project:

  • Activities can also take place at the seat of an Institution of the European Union2, even if in the project there are no participating organisations from the country that hosts the Institution.
  • Activities involving sharing and promotion of results can also take place at relevant thematic transnational events/conferences in Programme or Partner Countries.

Duration of project

Between 12 and 36 months.

The duration has to be chosen at application stage, based on the objectives of the project and on the type of activities planned over time.

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.

Where to apply?

For Partnerships in the fields of education, training and youth submitted by any organisation in these fields, with the exception of European NGOs3:

  • To the National Agency of the country in which the applicant organisation is established.

For Partnerships in the field of sport and for Partnerships in the fields of education, training and youth submitted by European NGOs:

  • To the Education, Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency, based in Brussels
    • Sport - Call ID: ERASMUS-SPORT-2021-SCP
    • European NGOs - Call ID:
      • ERASMUS-EDU-2021-PCOOP-ENGO
      • ERASMUS-YOUTH-2021-PCOOP-ENGO

In both cases, the same consortium of partners can submit only one application and to one Agency only per deadline4.

When to apply?

For Partnerships in the fields of education, training and youth submitted by any organisation in these fields, with the exception of European NGOs:

  • Applicants have to submit their grant application by 20 May at 12:00:00 (midday Brussels time) for projects starting between 1 November of the same year and 28 February of the following year.

For Partnerships in the field youth submitted by any organisation in these field, with the exception of European NGOs:

Possible additional deadline: National Agencies may organise a second round of applications, for which the rules set out in this Guide will also apply. National Agencies will inform of this possibility via their website.  

If a second round is organised applicants have to submit their grant application by 3 November at 12:00:00 (midday Brussels time) for projects starting between 1 March and 31 May of the following year.

For Partnerships in the field of sport and for Partnerships in the fields of education, training and youth submitted by European NGOs:

  • Applicants have to submit their grant application by 20 May at 17:00:00 (Brussels time).

Eligible learning, teaching and training activities

The partnership may organise learning, teaching and training activities for staff, youth workers, learners and young people in order to support project implementation and the achievement of the project objectives.

The learning, teaching and training activities can take any form relevant for the project and may involve more than one type of participants, individually or as a group. The format, purpose and the type and number of participants in the proposed activities will be described and justified as part of the project application.

Eligible participants in learning, teaching and training activities include:

  • teaching and non-teaching staff5 such as professors, teachers, trainers and other staff working in participating organisations;
  • youth workers;
  • invited teachers and experts from non-participating organisations;
  • apprentices, VET learners, higher education students6, adult learners, and school pupils from participating organisations;
  • young people from countries of the participating organisations.
  • sport staff members such as coaches, managers or instructors; athletes; referees

Applicant organisations will be assessed against the relevant exclusion and selection criteria. For more information please consult Part C of this Guide.

Setting up a project

A Cooperation Partnership project consists of four stages, which start even before the project proposal is selected for funding: planning, preparation, implementation and follow-up. Participating organisations and participants involved in the activities should take an active role in all those stages and thus enhancing their learning experience.

  • Planning (define the needs, objectives, project and learning outcomes, activity formats, schedule etc.);
  • preparation (planning of the activities, development of work programme, practical arrangements, confirmation of the target group(s) of envisaged activities, set up of agreements with partners etc.);
  • implementation of activities;
  • follow-up (evaluation of the activities and their impact at different levels, sharing and use of the project's results).

Horizontal aspects to be considered when designing your project

In addition to complying with the formal criteria and setting up sustainable cooperation arrangement with all project partners, the following elements can contribute to increasing the impact and qualitative implementation of Cooperation Partnerships throughout the different project phases. Applicants are encouraged to take these opportunities and dimensions into account when designing Cooperation Partnership projects.   

Environmental sustainability

Projects should be designed in an eco-friendly way and should incorporate green practices in all its facets. Organisations and participants should have an environmental-friendly approach when designing the project, which will encourage everyone involved in the project to discuss and learn about environmental issues, reflecting about what can be done at different levels and help organisations and participants come up with alternative, greener ways of implementing project activities.

Inclusion and Diversity

The Erasmus+ Programme seeks to promote equal opportunities and access, inclusion and fairness across all its actions. To implement these principles, an Inclusion and Diversity Strategy has been devised to support a better outreach to participants from more diverse backgrounds, in particular those with fewer opportunities facing obstacles to participate in European Projects. Organisations should design accessible and inclusive project activities, taking into account the views of participants with fewer opportunities and involving them in decision making throughout the whole process.

Digital dimension

Virtual cooperation and experimentation with virtual and blended learning opportunities are key to successful Cooperation Partnerships. In particular, projects in the field of school education and adult education are strongly encouraged to use the eTwinning, the School Education Gateway and the EPALE Platforms to work together before, during and after the project activities. Projects in the field of youth are strongly encouraged to use the European Youth Portal and the European Youth Strategy Platform to work together before, during and after the project activities.

Award criteria

Relevance of the project (maximum score 30 points)

The extent to which:

  • the proposal is relevant for objectives and priorities of the Action. In addition the proposal will be considered as highly relevant if:
    • ­it addresses the priority "inclusion and diversity";
    • ­In case of projects managed by the Erasmus+ National Agencies at decentralised level: if it addresses one or more "European Priorities in the national context", as announced by the National Agency;
  • the profile, experience and activities of the participating organisations are relevant for the field of the application;
  • the proposal is based on a genuine and adequate needs analysis;
  • the proposal is suitable for creating synergies between different fields of education, training, youth and sport or it has potentially a strong impact on one or more of those fields;
  • the proposal is innovative;
  • The proposal is complementary to other initiatives already carried out by the participating organisations;
  • the proposal brings added value at EU level through results that would not be attained by activities carried out in a single country.

Quality of the project design and implementation (maximum score 20 points)

The extent to which:

  • the project objectives are clearly defined, realistic and address needs and goals of the participating organisations and the needs of their target groups;
  • the proposed methodology is clear, adequate and feasible:
    • the project work plan is clear, complete and effective, including appropriate phases for preparation, implementation and sharing project results;
    • the project is cost-effective and allocates appropriate resources to each activity;
    • the project proposes appropriate quality control, monitoring and evaluation measures to ensure that the project implementation is of high quality, completed in time and on budget;
  • the activities are designed in an accessible and inclusive way and are open to people with fewer opportunities.
  • the project incorporates the use of digital tools and learning methods to complement their physical activities, and to improve the cooperation between partner organisations.
    • ­If Erasmus+ online platforms are available in the field(s) of the participating organisations: the extent to which the project makes use of Erasmus+ online platforms (eTwinning, EPALE, School Education Gateway, European Youth Portal, EU Youth Strategy Platform) as tools for preparation, implementation and follow-up of the project activities.
  • The project is designed in an eco-friendly way and incorporates green practices in different project phases

If the project plans training, teaching or learning activities:

  • the extent to which these activities are appropriate for the project's objectives and involve the appropriate profile and number of participants;
  • the quality of practical arrangements, management and support modalities in  learning, teaching and training activities;
  • the quality of arrangements for the recognition and validation of participants' learning outcomes, in line with European transparency and recognition tools and principles.

Quality of the partnership and the cooperation arrangements (maximum score 20 points)

The extent to which:

  • the project involves an appropriate mix of participating organisations in terms of profile, past experience in the Programme and expertise to successfully complete all project objectives;
  • the project involves newcomers and less experienced organisations to the Action;
  • the proposed allocation of tasks demonstrates the commitment and active contribution of all participating organisations;
  • the proposal includes effective mechanisms for coordination and communication between the participating organisations, as well as with other relevant stakeholders.
  • If applicable, the extent to which the involvement of a participating organisation from a Partner Country brings an essential added value to the project (if this condition is not fulfilled, the participating organisation from a Partner Country will be excluded from the project proposal at assessment stage).

Impact (maximum score 30 points)

The extent to which:

  • the project proposal includes concrete and logical steps to integrate the project results in the regular work of participating organisations;
  • the project has the potential to positively impact its participants and participating organisations, as well as their wider communities;
  • the expected project results have the potential to be used outside the organisations participating in the project during and after the project lifetime, and at local, regional, national or European level;
  • the project proposal includes concrete and effective steps to make the results of the project known within the participating organisations, to share the results with other organisations and the public, and to publicly acknowledge the European Union funding;
    • ­if relevant, the extent to which the proposal describes how the materials, documents and media produced will be made freely available and promoted through open licences, and does not contain disproportionate limitations;
  • the project proposal includes concrete and effective steps to ensure the sustainability of the project, its capacity to continue having an impact and producing results after the EU grant has been used up.

To be considered for funding, proposals must score at least 60 points. Furthermore, they must score at least half of the maximum points in each of the categories of award criteria mentioned above (i.e. minimum 15 points for the categories "relevance of the project" and "impact"; 10 points for the categories "quality of the project design and implementation" and "quality of the partnership and the cooperation arrangements").

For Cooperation Partnerships managed by the Executive Agency, in ex aequo cases, priority will be given to highest scores for "relevance of the project" and then “impact”.

What are the funding rules? 

Depending on the type of Cooperation partnership and where the application is submitted (Erasmus+ National Agencies in the Programme Countries or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), based in Brussels), proposals will follow a different budget model. These models are explained below:

A)    For Cooperation partnerships proposals in the field of education training and youth7 managed by the Erasmus+ National Agencies:

The proposed funding model consists of a menu of cost items from which applicants will choose according to the activities they want to undertake and the results they want to achieve. The first item, "project management and implementation" is a cost item that all types of Cooperation Partnerships may apply for, as they are meant to contribute to costs that any project will incur. Cooperation Partnerships may also apply for specific funding to organise "transnational project meetings". The other cost items can only be chosen by projects that will pursue more substantial objectives in terms of project results, dissemination or embedded teaching, training and learning activities. Additionally, if justified by the project activities/results, exceptional costs and costs for participation of persons with fewer opportunities can be covered.

The total project grant is a variable amount, with a minimum of 100 000 EUR and maximum of 400 000 EUR for projects with a minimum duration of 12 months and a maximum duration of 36 months.

The detailed funding rules tables with the applicable rates and budget items that compose the budget of these type of projects can be found below, under the section - “Applicable funding rules for Cooperation partnerships proposals in the field of education training and youth8 managed at decentralised level by the Erasmus+ National Agencies”.

B)    For Cooperation partnerships proposals in the field of:

  • Sport, or
  • education training and youth submitted by a European NGO,

managed by the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels:

The proposed funding model consists of a menu of 3 single lump sums, corresponding to the total grant amount for the project: 120 000 EUR, 250 000 EUR and 400 000 EUR. Applicants will choose between the 3 pre-defined amounts according to the activities they want to undertake and the results they want to achieve.

When planning their projects, the applicant organisations - together with their project partners - will need to choose the single lump sum amount more appropriate to cover the costs of their projects, based on their needs and objectives. If the project is selected for funding, the requested lump sum amount becomes the overall grant amount.

Proposals must describe the activities that applicants commit to carry out with the lump sum amount requested and must satisfy the principles of economy, efficiency and effectiveness.

Requirements depending on the lump sum

a)    For grant amounts of 120.000 or 250.000 EUR:

Proposals shall include a needs analysis and indicate the distribution of tasks and budget among project partners. The timeline for implementation of each project work package and activities and the deadline for the production of project deliverables shall be indicated as well.

The project description shall make a distinction between project management and work packages for implementation. Applicants must split the project activities in “work packages”. Each work package shall be linked to specific objectives, milestones and deliverables. Applicants are recommended to split their projects in a maximum of 5 work packages, including the one on project management.

b)    For grant amounts of 400.000 EUR:

The description of the project shall include a detailed project methodology with a clear distribution of tasks and the financial arrangements among partners, a detailed timeline with milestones and main deliverables, the monitoring and control system and the tools put in place to ensure a timely implementation of the project activities.

Applicants must split the project activities in “work packages”. Each work package shall be linked to specific objectives, milestones and deliverables. Applicants are recommended to split their projects in a maximum of 5 work packages, including the one on project management.

Proposals shall develop quality assurance and monitoring mechanisms and an evaluation strategy. As part of the evaluation strategy, applicants must identify a set of quantitative and qualitative indicators allowing to assess the level of achievement of those objectives.

Payment of the Grant

The final payment will correspond to the number of organized activities and the completed work packages, with the limit established in the maximum grant amount set in the grant agreement, and, without prejudice to the application of the articles specifically related to payment conditions and grant reduction.

Applicable funding rules for cooperation partnerships proposals in the field of Education Training and Youth9 managed by the Erasmus+ National Agencies

The budget of the project must be drafted according to the following funding rules (in euro):

Maximum grant awarded: a variable amount up to 400 000 EUR

Beneficiaries can use-up the total EU grant received for the project in the most flexible way, throughout its duration and according to the way the activities need to be implemented chronologically in the work plan.

Budget category Eligible costs and applicable rules Amount
Project management and implementation

Project management (e.g. planning, finances, coordination and communication between partners, etc.); small scale learning/teaching/training materials, tools, approaches etc. Virtual cooperation and local project activities (e.g. class-room project work with learners, youth work activities, organisation and mentoring of embedded learning/training activities, etc.); information, promotion and sharing of project results (e.g. brochures, leaflets, web information, etc.).

Financing mechanism: contribution to unit costs.

Rule of allocation: based on the duration of the Cooperation Partnership and on the number of participating organisations involved.

Contribution to the activities of the coordinating organisation:

500 EUR per month

Contribution to the activities of the other participating organisations:

250 EUR per organisation per month

Maximum 2750 EUR per month
Transnational project meetings

Participation in meetings between project partners for implementation and coordination purposes. Contribution to travel and subsistence costs.

Financing mechanism: contribution to unit costs.

Rule of allocation: based on the travel distance and number of persons
The request must be justified by the applicant and approved by the National Agency. The applicant must indicate the distance between the place of origin and the venue of the activity10 by using the distance calculator supported by the European Commission11.

For travel distances between 100 and 1999KM:

575 EUR per participant per meeting

For travel distances of 2000 KM or more:

760 EUR per participant per meeting

Project results

Results /tangible deliverables of the project (such as curricula, pedagogical and youth work materials, open educational resources (OER), IT tools, analyses, studies, peer-learning methods, etc.).

Financing mechanism: contribution to unit costs.

Rule of allocation: staff costs for managers and administrative staff are expected to be covered already under "Project management and implementation". To prevent potential overlap with such item, applicants will have to justify the type and volume of staff costs applied for in relation to each output proposed.

The outputs should be substantial in quality and quantity to qualify for this type of grant support. The outputs should prove their potential for wider use and exploitation, as well as for impact.

Table B1.1 per manager per day of work on the project

Table B1.2 per researcher/ teacher /trainer/youth worker per day of work on the project

Table B1.3 per technician per day of work on the project

Table B1.4 per administrative staff per day of work on the project

Multiplier events

Contribution to the costs linked to national and transnational conferences, seminars, events (in physical or virtual form) aimed at sharing and disseminating project results (excluding costs for travel and subsistence of representatives of participating organisations involved in the project).

Costs related to the participation of participants with fewer opportunities.

Financing mechanism: contribution to unit costs.

Rule of allocation: based on the number of participants with fewer opportunities receiving additional support based on real costs through the inclusion support category.

100 EUR per local participant
(i.e. participants from the country where the event is taking place)

200 EUR per international participant (i.e. participants from other countries)

15 EUR per participant in virtual events

Maximum 30 000 EUR per project, out of which, maximum 5 000 EUR for virtual events per project

Inclusion support

Costs related to the participation of participants with fewer opportunities.

Financing mechanism: contribution to unit costs.

Rule of allocation: based on the number of participants with fewer opportunities.

100 EUR per participant

Additional costs directly linked to participants with fewer opportunities and their accompanying persons (including justified costs related to travel and subsistence if a grant for these participants is not requested through budget categories "Travel" and "Individual support").

Financing mechanism: real costs.

Rule of allocation: the request must be justified in the application form and approved by the National Agency.

100% of eligible costs
Exceptional costs

Contribution to real costs related to subcontracting or purchase of goods and services.

Costs for providing a financial guarantee, if the National Agency asks for it.

Expensive travel costs of participants, including the use of cleaner, lower carbon emission means of transport.

Financing mechanism: real costs.

Rule of allocation:  the request must be justified by the applicant and approved by the National Agency. Subcontracting has to be related to services that cannot be provided directly by the participating organisations for duly justified reasons. Equipment cannot concern normal office equipment or equipment normally used by the participating organisations.

80% of eligible costs.

Maximum of 50.000 EUR per project (excluding costs for providing a financial guarantee)

Additional funding for learning, teaching and training activities

Budget category Eligible costs and applicable rules Amount
Travel support

Contribution to the travel costs of participants, including accompanying persons and facilitators, from their place of origin to the venue of the activity and return.

Financing mechanism: contribution to unit costs.

Rule of allocation: based on the travel distance and number of persons.

The applicant must indicate the distance between the place of origin and the venue of the activity12 by using the distance calculator supported by the European Commission13.

For itinerant activities, the applicant should add up the distances between individual venues and choose the distance band corresponding to the total14.

For itinerant activities, the applicant should add up the distances between individual venues and choose the distance band corresponding to the total.15

Travel distance Standard travel Green travel
0 – 99 km 23 EUR
100 – 499 km 180 EUR 210 EUR
500 – 1999 km 275 EUR 320 EUR
2000 – 2999 km 360 EUR 410 EUR
3000 – 3999 km 530 EUR 610 EUR
4000 – 7999 km 820 EUR
8000 KM or more 1500 EUR
Individual Support

Costs linked to subsistence during the activity.

Financing mechanism: contribution to unit costs.

Rule of allocation: based on the duration of the stay per participant, including accompanying persons (if necessary), including also one travel day before the activity and one travel day following the activity.

Individual support can be covered up to 365 days of activity duration. The request for these costs must be motivated in the application form.

Base rate for staff and youth workers: 106 EUR

Base rate for learners and young people: 58 EUR

The base rate is payable up to the 14th day of activity. The payable rate will be 70% of the base rate from the 15th day of activity, and 50% of the base rate from the 60th day of activity. Payable rates will be rounded to the nearest whole Euro.

Linguistic support

Costs linked to the support offered to participants in order to improve the knowledge of the language of instruction or work.

Financing mechanism: contribution to unit costs.

Rule of allocation: based on number of participants and only for activities lasting between 2 and 12 months.

The request for these costs must be motivated in the application form.

150 EUR per participant needing linguistic support

Table A – Project results (amounts in euro per day)

This funding can only be used for staff costs of organisations participating in the project for the production of Project results16. The amounts depend on: a) profile of staff involved in the project and b) the country of the participating organisation whose staff is involved.

Manager

Teacher/Trainer/Researcher/
Youth worker

Technician Administrative staff/volunteer
B1.1 B1.2 B1.3 B1.4
Denmark, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Sweden, Liechtenstein, Norway 294 241 190 157
Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Finland, Iceland 280 214 162 131
Czech Republic, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia 164 137 102 78
Bulgaria, Estonia, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, the Republic of North Macedonia, Turkey 88 74 55 39

Table B – Project results (amounts in euro per day)

This funding can only be used for staff costs of organisations participating in the project for the production of project results17. The amounts depend on: a) profile of staff involved in the project and b) the country of the participating organisation whose staff is involved.

Manager

Teacher/Trainer/Researcher/
Youth worker

Technician Administrative staff
B1.1 B1.2 B1.3 B1.4
Australia, Canada, Kuwait, Macao, Monaco, Qatar, San Marino, Switzerland, United States of America 294 241 190 157
Andorra, Brunei, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Vatican City State 280 214 162 131
Bahamas, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Israel, Korea (Republic of), Oman, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan 164 137 102 78
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo – Democratic Republic of the, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (DPR), Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia – Federated States of, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines,  Rwanda, Saint Kitts And Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Eswatini, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Territory of Russia as recognised by international law, Territory of Ukraine as recognised by international law, Thailand, Timor Lest – Democratic Republic of Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe 88 74 55 39
  • 1. Any higher education institution (HEI) established in a Programme Country and wanting to participate in a Cooperation Partnership must hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). An ECHE is not required for participating HEIs in Partner Countries, but they will have to sign up to its principles. For the purpose of this Action, informal groups of young people are not to be considered as an organisation, and are therefore not eligible to participate (neither as applicants nor as partners).
  • 2. Seats of the Institutions of the European Union are Brussels, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Strasbourg, and The Hague
  • 3. For a definition of what is considered a European NGO for the purpose of the Erasmus+ Programme, please see “Part D – Glossary” of this Guide.
  • 4. This includes both the Erasmus+ National Agencies and the Education, Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency (EACEA), based in Brussels.
  • 5. In the school education field, this includes educational staff intervening in schools, such as school inspectors, school counsellors, pedagogical advisors, psychologists, etc.
  • 6. In the field of higher education, students must be registered in a participating HEI and enrolled in studies leading to a recognised degree or other recognised tertiary level qualification, up to and including the level of doctorate.
  • 7. Except proposals where the applicant is a European NGO in any of those fields. These applicants have to apply for funding at centralised level, to the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels. For a definition of what is considered a European NGO for the purpose of the Erasmus+ Programme, please see “Part D – Glossary” of this Guide.
  • 8. Except proposals where the applicant is a European NGO in any of those fields. These applicants have to apply for funding at centralised level, to the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels. For a definition of what is considered a European NGO for the purpose of the Erasmus+ Programme, please see “Part D – Glossary” of this Guide.
  • 9. Except proposals where the applicant is a European NGO in any of those fields. These applicants have to apply for funding at centralised level, to the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels. For a definition of what is considered a European NGO for the purpose of the Erasmus+ Programme, please see “Part D – Glossary” of this Guide.
  • 10. For example, if a person from Madrid (Spain) is taking part in an activity taking place in Rome (Italy), the applicant will  calculate the distance from Madrid to Rome (1365,28 KM) and then select the applicable travel distance band (i.e. between 500 and 1999 km).
  • 11. http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/tools/distance_en.htm
  • 12. For example, if a person from Madrid (Spain) is taking part in an activity taking place in Rome (Italy), the applicant will  calculate the distance from Madrid to Rome (1365,28 KM) and then select the applicable travel distance band (i.e. between 500 and 1999 km).
  • 13. http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/tools/distance_en.htm
  • 14. For example, if a person from Madrid (Spain) is taking part in an activity taking place in Rome (Italy), the applicant will  calculate the distance from Madrid to Rome (1365,28 KM) and then select the applicable travel distance band (i.e. between 500 and 1999 km).
  • 15. For example, if a participant from Madrid (Spain) is taking part in an itinerant activity taking place first in Rome (Italy) and then Ljubljana (Slovenia), the applicant will first calculate the distance between Madrid and Rome (1365,28 KM), then between Rome and Ljubljana (489,75 KM) and add both distances (1855,03 KM)  b) select the applicable travel distance band (i.e. between 500 and 1999 KM) and c) calculate the EU grant that will provide a contribution to the costs of travel of the participant from Madrid to Ljubljana (via Rome) and return (275 EUR).
  • 16. In the case of higher education, costs for staff employed by faculties of ECHE accredited beneficiary higher education institutions are eligible under the cost category ”Project results”
  • 17. In the case of higher education, costs for staff employed by faculties of ECHE accredited beneficiary higher education institutions are eligible under the budget category 'project results’