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

What is TCA?

Transnational Cooperation Activities (TCA) encompasses a range of events, seminars and workshops, which enable Erasmus+ National Agencies (NAs) to collaborate and share best practice across Europe. The overall aim of the activities is to improve the quality and impact of the Erasmus+ 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 is mainly directed at youth and education and training stakeholders, including:

  • individuals and organisations active in the field of youth;
  • vocational education and training (VET) and adult education providers;
  • public bodies at local, regional or national level responsible for education or youth policy. 

Representatives from other sectors involved in Erasmus+, such as Schools and Higher Education, are sought where they can share good practice and take a collaborative approach with the targeted sectors.

What opportunities are available in TCA?

TCA includes 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;
  • employability and social entrepreneurship. 

Taking part in TCA means you can:

  • 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;
  • 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.

What funding is available?

Selected participants based in the UK will receive up to 100% reimbursement of their travel costs, up to a maximum of 500 euro in 2017. Accommodation and subsistence is usually provided for free by the event organisers or else covered by the UK National Agency.

How can I apply for a TCA event?

The application process varies for Youth and 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 (523 KB);
  3. Register on the SALTO website and submit your online application.

Education and Training TCA:

  1. Look at the list of projects in the upcoming opportunities section under 'education and training';
  2. Read the guide for applicants (523 KB);
  3. Complete the offline application form (252 KB) and email it to by the deadline specified in the ‘Upcoming opportunities’ section.  

Please note that the UK National Agency only supports specific projects on the SALTO Training Calendar. These are listed under upcoming opportunities.

Further information

For further information, or if you are unsure if a project is supported by the UK National Agency, please contact us at

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: 20 September 2017

Title Location Date Activity type More information

Tuning In: to Learning and Youthpass

Italy 19-24 February 2018

Training, Support and Contact Seminar

Find out more

Apply by 15 November 2017

SOHO - European Training Course for EVS Support People


21-25 February 2018

Training, Support and Contact Seminar

Find out more

Apply by 1 December 2017

BiTriMulti (BTM) - Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges

Ireland 20-24 February 2018

Training, Support and Contact Seminar

Find out more

Apply by 1 December 2017

Towards Collaborative Practice: Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

UK 27-30 March 2018

Conference with study visits

Find out more

Apply by 4 December 2017

On track - Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations

Turkey 6-10 March 2018

Conference / Seminar 

Find out more

Apply by 10 December 2017

Education and Training TCA

Updated: 20 September 2017

Title Location Date Activity type More information

Behind the scenes of the teachers education – new challenges in Europe

Poland 29 November - 2 December 2017

Transnational Thematic Activities

Contact Erasmus+ UK National Agency TCA team

Apply by 24 October 2017 

Impact+ - the impact of evidence based and methodology quality


20-22 November 2017 *

14-16 December 2017 **

Training, Support and Contact Seminar

Contact Erasmus+ UK National Agency TCA team

* Apply by 01 November 2017

** Apply by 20 November 2017