Cooperation Partnerships

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.

Who can apply

  • Any participating organisation established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme can be the applicant. This organisation applies on behalf of all participating organisations involved in 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.

A Cooperation Partnership is a transnational project and involves minimum three organisations from three different EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme.

Other participants

Any public or private organisation, established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme or in any third country not associated to the Programme of the world can participate in a Cooperation Partnership. Organisations in third countries not associated to the Programme cannot participate as project coordinators, only as partners, if their participation brings an essential added value to the project.

Duration of project: Between 12 and 36 months.

Funding Model: 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.

Find out more

The Erasmus+ Programme Guide is the main source of information on Cooperation Partnerships. It contains all information about the eligibility, priorities, award criteria, funding rules and more.