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Erasmus+ K2

Strategic Partnership

Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership K2 projects are a part of the European Union’s Erasmus+ program, which provides funding for education, training, and youth initiatives across Europe, with a focus on Key Action 2. These projects aim to improve the quality and relevance of educational activities, promote networking, enhance internationalization, and transfer innovative practices. Partnership projects are expected to produce results and knowledge that can be reused, transferred, and scaled up. There are two main types of Erasmus+ Partnership projects: Cooperation Partnerships and Small-scale Partnerships.


Cooperation Partnerships:

Suitable for experienced organizations or larger-scale projects;
Projects may have a longer duration and more complex administration;
Ideal for organizations that are well-established in Erasmus+ activities.

Small-scale Partnerships:

Have shorter durations and simpler administrative requirements;
Suitable for grassroots organizations or newcomers to Erasmus+;
These projects are designed to be more accessible to smaller organizations.

Who Can Participate: Any public or private organization established in an Erasmus+ Programme Country can apply to participate in Partnership projects. This includes organizations, institutions, companies, and research institutions that are active in Adult Education, School Education, Vocational Education and Training (VET), or Youth activities.

Objectives of Partnership Projects

Partnership projects aim to achieve the following objectives:

Increase Quality

Improve the quality of work, activities, or practices within the participating organizations;

Build Capacity:

Enhance the ability to work transnationally and across different sectors:

Address Common Needs

Tackle common needs and priorities in the fields of education, training, and youth;

Enable Transformation:

Facilitate transformation and change, leading to improvements and new approaches at individual, organizational, or sectoral levels.

Examples of

Partnership Projects

An Adult Education organization collaborating with expert organizations to develop an innovative training course.

Schools collaborating with other schools to enhance their approach to digital learning.

Funding for Partnership Projects:

Erasmus+ funding can be used for various project-related activities, including:

Project Management and Implementation:

Covers the costs associated with preparing and carrying out the project;

Learning and Training Activities:

Supports activities that contribute to project implementation;

Meetings and Events:

Includes workshops, conferences, and other events aimed at exchanging best practices or developing project results;

Project Deliverables:

Funds the production of results or project outcomes;

Sharing and Promotion Activities:

Covers activities aimed at sharing the project's results and promoting its impact.

KA2 Strategic Partnership provide an exciting opportunity for organisations to work together in order to develop, implement and/or transfer innovative practices, leading to high quality teaching, training, learning and youth work, institutional modernisation and societal innovation. This document is relevant to KA2 Strategic Partnerships in the fields of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Adult Education (AE)

The funding for Partnership projects is provided in the form of set lump sums. The specific amount depends on the type of partnership and the activities involved. For Cooperation Partnerships, the pre-defined amounts are €400,000, €250,000, or €120,000, while for Small-scale Partnerships, the amounts are €60,000 and €30,000.

Here all details by the official guide

Setting Up a Project:

Partnership projects typically have four stages:

Define the project’s needs, objectives, activities, outcomes, and schedule.
Plan the project’s activities, develop a work program, and make practical arrangements. Formalize agreements with project partners.
Carry out the project activities as outlined in the plan.
Evaluate the impact of the project, share its results, and encourage the use of the knowledge and outcomes generated.

To apply for funding and participate in Erasmus+ Partnership projects, organizations should be familiar with Erasmus+ priorities and refer to the Key Action 2 section of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide for program rules and guidelines. Additionally, attending information sessions or signing up for newsletters can provide valuable information on the application process and program updates.