Strategic partnership projects

Within the framework of Erasmus+ KA2 – Strategic Partnership, we work with different organisations within participating countries, share and transfer best practices and innovative approaches in the fields of education, training and youth.
This Action is all about enabling organisations to work together in order to improve their provision for learners and share innovative practices.
The projects funded under this Key Action are focused on sharing, developing and transferring innovative practices in education, training and youth provision between participating countries.
Key Action 2 covers the five fields of higher education, vocational education and training (VET), schools, adult education and youth.
Key Action 2 aims to increase the positive impact of European activities at all levels to ensure benefits for the individuals, organisations and countries involved in projects.

KA2 STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR SCHOOLS

The aim of the partnership is to create a group to tackle particular issues related to school education, such as teaching standards, entrepreneurship, citizenship, basic skills or linguistic skills, through collaboration and innovation.

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The aim of the partnership is to create a group to tackle particular issues related to schools education, such as teaching standards, entrepreneurship, citizenship, basic skills or linguistic skills, through collaboration and innovation. It is still possible to include pupils on short term visits/exchanges under Key Action 2 but only if this part of the activity helps to deliver the project’s outcomes.
There are two application forms which cover the involvement of different types of education organisations:

  1. the school-only application form covers school-only or school-to-school partnerships,
  2. the school education application form covers:
  • partnerships between local/regional school authorities or
  • partnerships between organisations working in the field of school education, such as universities, charities, schools and schools coordination bodies

Organisations and schools can choose to be the lead organisation or a partner in a project led by an organisation from another participating programme country.

KA2 STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR VET

Strategic Partnerships in VET are a flexible way of working with partners from different countries and allow you to focus on activities designed to improve VET provision across the participating countries. Activities include:

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Strategic Partnerships in VET are a flexible way of working with partners from different countries and allow you to focus on activities designed to improve VET provision across the participating countries. Activities include:

  • developing, testing and implementing innovative approaches and practices for study programmes, learners, staff and organisations;
  • facilitating the recognition and certification of skills and competences;
  • training, teaching and learning activities such as blended mobility of learners, joint staff training events, and teaching and training assignments;
  • transnational activities to encourage active citizenship and entrepreneurship.

KA2 STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH

For youth partnership projects, organisations can apply for funding to support a combination of activities.
Activities must contribute to overall project objectives, and create, develop, test and embed innovative approaches in youth work

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For youth partnership projects, organisations can apply for funding to support a combination of activities.
Activities must contribute to overall project objectives, and create, develop, test and embed innovative approaches in youth work, including:

  • new methods, tools or materials to build young people’s key competences, basic skills or language and IT skills;
  • new methods, tools or materials to build capacity and professionalise or modernise youth work, including through the use of ICT, virtual mobility or online learning, sharing of best practise, reform of youth work curricula, etc.;
  • new youth work approaches, including strategies to tackle social exclusion and early school leaving;
  • through cross-sector networking and activities, i.e. informal youth work with formal education and training sector and relevant diverse partners in private and youth sectors, to develop innovative approaches to youth work;
  • strategic collaboration with local or regional authorities.

Under Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships for youth, organisations can also apply to undertake transnational youth initiatives which bring together two or more groups of young people from different countries to deliver initiatives fostering entrepreneurship and social commitment. Transnational youth initiatives may address the following:

  • establishment of new networks of social enterprises, associations, clubs, NGOs;
  • development and delivery of courses and training on entrepreneurship education (in particular entrepreneurship for social benefit and the use of ICT);
  • activities that spread information, raise understanding and critical engagement with the media or other activities that encourage engagement with civic life;
  • projects that deliver activities for direct community benefit, e.g. for disabled people, elderly, minorities, migrants, etc.
  • artistic and cultural initiatives, e.g. theatre plays, exhibitions, music performances, discussion fora, etc.

The above may be complemented by learning activities of young people and/or, youth workers, where these clearly support the aims and objectives of the project and add value.

KA2 STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FOR ADULT EDUCATION

Strategic Partnerships in adult education are a flexible way of working with partners from different countries. Strategic Partnerships in adult education must focus on activities designed to improve adult education provision across the participating countries.

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Strategic Partnerships in adult education are a flexible way of working with partners from different countries. Strategic Partnerships in adult education must focus on activities designed to improve adult education provision across the participating countries. Activities include:

  • improving and extending the offer of high quality learning opportunities tailored to individual adult learners;
  • designing and implementing effective strategies for enhancing basic skills;
  • evaluating the effectiveness of adult education policies at national, regional and local levels;
  • developing adult educators’ competencies to deal with diversified groups of learners, making use of new technologies and teaching outcomes.