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

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?

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. For adult education and VET opportunities, please contact the offline application form (252 KB) and email it to [email protected] by the deadline specified in the ‘Upcoming opportunities’ section.  
  4. For higher education and schools opportunities, please email [email protected] for more information 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 [email protected]

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: 14 May 2018

Title Location Date Activity type More information
SOHO - European Training course for support people in Erasmus+ Romania 18-22 June 2018 Workshop and training course

Find out more

Apply by 10 June 2018

Education and Training TCA

Updated: 14 May 2018

Title Location Date Supported sector(s) More information

Internationalisation Strategies in VET - a Training Event for Vocational Institution 

Spain 30 September - 3 October 2018 Workshop and training course

Download our offline application (252 KB) and email the team.

Apply by 6 June 2018