Eligible Activities

Strategic Partnerships
What is a SP?
Support the development, transfer and/or implementation of
innovative practices
Support the implementation of joint initiatives promoting
cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experience at
European level.
They are open to any type of organisation active in
education, training and youth or other socio-economic
sectors as well as to organisations carrying out activities that
are transversal to different fields
Involve the most appropriate and diverse range of partners in
order to benefit from their different experiences, profiles and
specific expertise and to produce relevant and high quality
project results.
Priorities (1)
Strategic Partnerships must address either:
a) at least one horizontal priority
b) at least one specific priority relevant to the field of
education, training and youth that is mostly impacted.
Horizontal Priorities
develope basic and transversal skills (entrepreneurship, digital skills and language
competences) using innovative and learner-centred pedagogical approaches and
developing appropriate assessment and certification methods.
develope new approaches to strengthen the education and training paths of
prospective and practicing educators
enhance digital integration in learning, teaching, training and youth work at various
levels: promoting access to and learning through Open Educational Resources
(OER); supporting ICT
contribute to the development of a European Area of Skills and Qualifications
support innovative projects aimed to reduce disparities in learning outcomes
affecting learners from disadvantaged backgrounds/with fewer opportunities
stimulate the development and use of innovative approaches and tools to assess
and increase the efficiency of public expenditure and the investment in education
(public private partnerships)
Field Specific Priorities (1)
Activities supporting HEIs to implement the necessary reforms in
line with the 2011 EU Modernisation Agenda:
Attune curricula to current and emerging labour market needs and
equip the young generation with transversal skills
Develop innovative strategies to boost mobility or ways to remove
obstacles to mobility in higher education providing more
opportunities for students to gain additional skills through study or
training abroad
Strengthen the links between education, research and business to
promote excellence and regional development;
Aim at increasing the number of graduates, widening the
participation and raising completion rates of underrepresented
groups and non-traditional learners
Field Specific Priorities (2)
Supporting the implementation of the 2013
Communication on Opening Up Education:
• promoting the development of new modes of delivery
• integration of a greater variety of study modes (distance,
part-time, modular learning) through new forms of
personalised learning, strategic use of open educational
resources, virtual mobility, blended mobility and virtual
learning platforms;
• stimulate the internationalisation of Europe’s higher
education systems in Europe and beyond.
Eligible Activities
Strengthen the cooperation between organisations with a
view to establishing exchanges of practices;
Promote the development, testing and/or implementation of
innovative practices in the field of education, training and
Facilitate the recognition and validation of knowledge,
skills and competences acquired through formal, nonformal and informal learning;
Cooperation between regional authorities to promote the
development of education, training and youth systems and
their integration in actions of local and regional development;
General Features
• Partnership: minimum 3 organisations from 3 different
Programme Countries (management costs is capped to 10
partners); partner countries eligible but added value must
be at EU level
• Duration: 24-36 months
• Application: Decentralized management; per deadline
,the same consortium of partners can submit only one
application and to one National Agency only.
• Deadline: March 31st
Eligible Activities
Blended mobility of learners combining short-term physical mobility (5 days to 2
months; excluding travel days) with virtual mobility;
Short-term exchanges of groups of pupils (5days to 2 months; excluding travel
Intensive Study Programmes (5 days to 2 months; excluding travel days);
Long-term study mobility of pupils (2 to12 months);
Long-term teachingor training assignments (2 to12 months);
Long-term mobility of youth workers (2 to12 months);
Short-term joint staff training events (5days to 2 months; excluding travel days).
Activities of learners as well as long-term activities of staff from or to Partner Countries
are not eligible.
Key Aspects
• Innovative character
• Coherence
• Relevance to priorities
• Progressiveness
• 150.000 € per year (max 450.000 €)
Eligible costs:
• Management and implementation:
• Coordinator: 500 €/month
• Partner: 250 € /month
• Tot max 2750 €/month
• Transnational project meetings:
• 100 – 1999 KM: 575 EUR per participant/meeting
• > 2000 KM: 760 EUR per participant/meeting
• Tot max 23.000 per year
Funding (2)
• Intellectual output: unit costs per day of work (4 categories
with rates per country)
• Multiplier events: unit costs – 100 € per local participant /
200 € per participants from other countries (max 30.000 €
per project)
• Exceptional costs: real costs - 75% of eligible costs
(Maximum of 50.000 EUR per project)
• Special needs support: real costs (100%)
Funding (3)
Training, teaching and learning activities
Travel: unit costs
100 – 1999 KM: 275 EUR per participant/meeting
> 2000 KM: 360 EUR per participant/meeting
Individual support:
– Long term teaching or training assignments: tables for stays up to 14 days, 60
days, 12 months
– Short term joint staff training events/teaching in Intensive Study Programmes:
Day 1-14: 100 €/day
Day 15-60: 70 €/day
Long term mobility of pupils: flat rate per month (table)
Short term mobility for learners:
Day 1-14: 55 €/day
Day 15-60: 40 €/day
Linguistic support: 150€ per participant (only for 2-12 month activities)
Example of activities
curricula, courses, joint study programmes, common modules (including e-modules), integration
of a greater variety of learning modes (distance, part-time, modular learning);
learning, teaching, training, youth work materials and methods, pedagogical approaches and
project-based collaboration, peer-learning, workshops, virtual laboratories, virtual collaboration
capacity building and networking activities;
elaboration and implementation of strategic cooperation plans;
information, guidance, coaching and counselling activities;
surveys, comparative analyses, evidence-gathering, studies of real life cases;
definition of qualitative standards and competence-based/occupational profiles;
improvement of qualifications frameworks, credit transfer, quality assurance, recognition and
training, teaching and learning activities
Example of activities - HE
Develop, test, adapt and implement innovative practices relating to:
joint study programmes and joint curricula, intensive programmes and common modules
ensuring the relevance towards the needs of the labour market;
transnational collaboration between enterprises and students/staff at higher education institutions
to study real life cases;
pedagogical approaches and methodologies (transversal competences, entrepreneurship
mindset and creative thinking), embedded mobility, better exploitation of ICT;
integration of a greater variety of study modes (distance, part-time, modular learning), notably
through new forms of personalised learning, strategic use of open educational resources and
virtual mobility;
new approaches to facilitate permeability between education sectors (i.e. through validation
of prior learning and possibility of flexible learning -modular studies, blended learning etc.);
professional guidance and counselling and coaching methods and tools;
cooperation HEIs, local/regional authorities and other stakeholders to promote regional
development and cross sectoral cooperation to build bridges and share knowledge between
the different sectors;
cooperation and exchange of practice between staff responsible for support services (guidance
counselling, coaching methods and tools, etc)
KTH internal procedures
– Handläggningsordning
– Medgivande + Project abstract
– Different levels of support
– Collection of questions and visit to Brussels
– January 2015: hands on sessions for the support of
specific project proposals
Mirko Varano: [email protected]

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