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Call: Erasmus+: Knowledge alliances

Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme

Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.

Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training, and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.

It will also support national efforts to modernise Education, Training, and Youth systems. In the field of Sport, there will be support for grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.

Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training, and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the EducationTraining, Youth, and Sport sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.

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Description of programme
"Key Action 2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices"
This Key Action supports:
  • Strategic Partnerships in the field of education, training and youth;
  • Knowledge Alliances;
  • Sector Skills Alliances;
  • Capacity Building in the field of higher education;
  • Capacity Building in the field of youth.
Erasmus+: Knowledge alliances
Description of call
"Erasmus+: Knowledge alliances"

Knowledge alliances are transnational and result-driven activities between higher education institutions and businesses. Knowledge Alliances aim at strengthening Europe's innovation capacity and at fostering innovation in higher education and business. They intend to:

  • develop new, innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning
  • stimulate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills of higher education teaching staff and company staff
  • facilitate the exchange, flow and co-creation of knowledge
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Thematic Focus Education, European Citizenship, Youth, Mobility, Sports
Funding area EU Member States
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Norway / Norge
Turkey / Türkiye
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Norway / Norge
Turkey / Türkiye
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), NGO / NPO, Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association, Public Services, Other
Applicant details

Eligible Organisations:

  • Any public or private organizations from a program country or from any partner country world wide can be involved
  • Higher education institutions in a programme country must hold a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE)
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details
  • At least six independent organizations
  • From at least three programme countries
  • Including at least two higher education institutions and
  • At least two companies
Call opens 31.10.2018
Call closes 28.02.2019
Recurring Call Yes
Project duration min 24 months
Project duration max 36 months
Type of Funding Proper amount
Financial details
Maximum grant award:
  • 700 000 € for 2 years
  • 1 million € for 3 years
Submission Online via Participant Portal

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