Transnational Cooperation Activities

Do you work for a private or public organisation active in the field of youth work, education and training? Do you want to develop your organisation’s capacity and staff competences? Are you interested in learning about best practice in other European countries, sharing knowledge and skills with experts and peers, training your staff and/or finding partners for your projects?

If so, then Erasmus+ TCA can help you!

See all upcoming opportunities

Transnational Cooperation Activities (TCA) encompasses a range of events, seminars and workshops, which enable Erasmus+ National Agencies to collaborate and share best practice across Europe. The overall aim of the activities is to improve the quality and impact of the programme at a systemic level. When planning a TCA, National Agencies refer to the objectives set out in strategic documents such as Europe 2020 and the EU Youth Strategy

Who is TCA for?

TCA opportunities are available to all organisations and stakeholders in respect of Erasmus+, which includes those in the fields of adult education, VET, higher education, school education and youth.

Each TCA activity is designed with a specific target group or groups in mind, therefore it is important to review the TCA activity and its related field before making an application to attend.

What opportunities are available in TCA?

There are a wide range of activities such as workshops, training courses, seminars and partnership building activities on themes relevant to Erasmus+, including:

  • tools to improve the recognition of skills and competences, including those acquired through informal and non-formal learning;
  • inclusion, cultural diversity and intercultural competences;
  • European active citizenship and widening participation; and
  • employability and social entrepreneurship. 

Taking part in TCA gives you the opportunity to:

  • create and/or extend contacts and cooperation with organisations coming from similar or different fields across the UK and Europe;
  • gain knowledge and practical skills on Erasmus+ and access support on project ideas; and
  • disseminate your projects’ results at European level. 

Who organises TCA events?

TCA events are organised and hosted by Erasmus+ National Agencies in programme countries. Some youth TCA activities are organised by the SALTO (Support, Advanced Learning and Training Opportunities) Network, the European group of eight regional Resource Centres working on the European priority areas in the youth field.

Available funding

Selected participants based in the UK will receive up to 100% reimbursement of their travel costs, up to a maximum of 500 euro. Accommodation and subsistence is usually provided for free by the event organisers or else covered by the UK National Agency.

Application process

The application process varies depending on whether you apply for a Youth TCA or an Education and Training TCA.

Youth TCA:

  1. Look at the list of projects in the upcoming opportunities section under 'youth';
  2. Read the guide for applicants (324 KB);
  3. Register on the SALTO website and submit your online application.

Please note that the UK National Agency only supports specific projects on the SALTO Training calendar, which are listed below.

Education and Training TCA:

  1. Look at the list of projects in the upcoming opportunities section under adult education, vocational education and training, higher education and schools;
  2. Read the guide for applicants (324 KB);
  3. For adult education and VET opportunities, complete the offline application form (252 KB) and email it to [email protected] by the deadline specified below.
  4. For higher education and schools opportunities, complete the offline application form (252 KB)and email it to [email protected] by the deadline specified below.

Further information

For further information on youth, adult education and VET opportunities, or if you are unsure if a project is supported by the UK National Agency, please contact us at [email protected].

For further information on higher education and schools opportunities, or if you are unsure if a project is supported by the UK National Agency, please contact us at [email protected].

Some TCAs may address topics and areas relevant to various sectors. For further information on cross sector opportunities, please contact either Ecorys or British Council with the above email addresses.

Applicants residing in other Programme countries should contact their National Agency for further guidance. Applicants from Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU (youth TCA only) should contact their regional Salto Resource Centre.

Upcoming opportunities

Youth TCA

Updated: 30 November 2018

Title Location Date Activity type More information
Widening Horizons - a training course for Organisation Hosting and Sending Volunteers Ireland 29 January - 1 February 2019 Workshop and training course

Download the offline application form (252 KB) and email it to the team.

Apply by 14 December 2018

BiTriMulti (BTM) - Multilateral training course for newcomers in youth exchanges Poland 9 - 13 April 2019 Workshop and training course

Find out more

Apply by 27 January 2019

Adult education TCA

Updated: 12 October 2018

Title Location Date Activity type More information
No current opportunities available        

Vocational education and training TCA

Updated: 10 October 2018

Title Location Date Activity type More information
Internationalisation strategies in VET Germany 10 - 13 March 2019 Thematic seminar

Find out more

Apply by 14 December 2018

Erasmus+ students as intercultural ambassadors - Strengthening European values through cross-sectoral initiatives

Germany 1 - 2 April 2019 Thematic seminar

Find out more

Apply by 14 December 2018.

Higher education TCA

Updated: 12 October 2018

Title Location Date Activity type More information

No current opportunities available

       

Schools TCA

Updated: 12 October 2018

Title Location Date Activity type More information

No current opportunities available

       

Cross-sector TCA

Updated: 12 October 2018

Title Location Date Activity type More information

No current opportunities available