Improve practice

Innovate and modernise

Through funding partnership and policy projects, Erasmus+ allows organisations to work with peers in other countries to innovate and modernise teaching and training practice and youth work, ensuring that young people and adults get the skills they need to succeed in today's world.

Partnership projects

Under Erasmus+ partnership projects focus on sharing, developing and transferring innovative practices in education, training and youth provision between participating countries. Projects can cover the five sectors of higher education, vocational education and training, schools, adult education and youth, either focusing on one sector or working across sectors on common issues. Through this type of activity organisations are able to develop partnerships, share best practice and work collaboratively to help improve provision, boost growth and create jobs. Projects can last from six months to 36 months depending on the sector.

Can I take part?

Projects are aimed at organisations, and your organisation must be actively involved in education, training or youth work to take part.

Who can I work with?

Your organisation can partner with organisations in a range of other countries. In most instances you will need to make sure that the partnership involves at least three organisations from three different Programme Countries including your own organisation. However, minimum partner numbers for schools and youth projects may vary so please check the information for your sector. There is no maximum number of partners.


Strategic partnerships come in all shapes and sizes and as long as you meet the requirements for the minimum number of partners you can apply for a small, medium or large project. The budget depends on the activities you wish to undertake and the number of partners in the project, but will always include funding towards project management costs and project meetings. The maximum grant for this type of project is €150,000 per year.

How do I take part?

Applications for funding are made by organisations each year. See our apply for funding page for more information.

You can choose to take part in a project focused on a particular sector or in a project that involves working across two or more sectors. It's important to note that rules and deadlines do vary between the sectors, so make sure you read the information for the right type of project.

More information on higher education partnership projects

More information on vocational education and training partnership projects

More information on schools partnership projects

More information on adult education partnership projects

More information on youth partnership projects

More information on projects covering more than one of the sectors