Erasmus +

The European Union’s Erasmus+ programme is a funding scheme to support activities in the fields of Education, Training, Youth and Sport.


The Programme is made up of three so-called “Key Actions” and two additional actions. They are managed partly at the national level by National Agencies and partly at the European level by the EACEA. The European Commission is responsible for Erasmus+ policies and oversees the overall programme implementation.


Erasmus+ actions managed by EACEA are listed below:

  • Key Action 1: Mobility
  • Key Action 2: Cooperation
  • Key Action 3: Policy
  • Jean Monnet
  • Sport
  • Funding Opportunities


Our project is related to Programme Key Action 2, Cooperation.


The actions under KA2 make it possible for organisations from different participating countries to work together, to develop, share and transfer best practices and innovative approaches in the fields of education, training and youth.


The following actions are managed by the EACEA as part of the General call for proposals and described in detail in the Programme Guide

  • Knowledge Alliances cooperation between higher education institutions and enterprises;
  • Capacity Building in the field of youth supporting cooperation with Partner Countries;
  • Capacity Building in the field of higher education supporting cooperation with Partner Countries.


The action Sector Skills Alliances also managed by EACEA will be published separately as a specific call and is therefore not part of the Programme Guide


Capacity-building projects in the field of higher education are transnational cooperation projects, based on multilateral partnerships, primarily between higher education institutions from Programme and eligible Partner Countries. The aims are:
  • Support the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of higher education in the Partner Countries.
  • Promote cooperation between Programme Countries and eligible Partner Countries.
  • Promote voluntary convergence with EU developments in higher education.
  • Promote people-to-people contacts, intercultural awareness and understanding.


Joint Projects operate at micro level and target higher education institutions in the eligible Partner Countries specifically.


They aim to modernise and reform higher education institutions through activities such as:
  • Developing new curricula or improving existing ones;
  • Improving governance and management systems;
  • Building relationships between higher education institutions and relevant socio-economic actors.


Structural projects operate at macro level and target national higher education systems and policies in the eligible Partner Countries. They involve activities such as:
  • Modernisation of policies, governance and management of higher education systems;
  • Strengthening relations between higher education systems and the wider socio-economic environment.


Projects can involve, where relevant, NGOs, SMEs and any organisations in the field of higher education.