Strategic Partnerships aim to support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices as well as the implementation of joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experience at European level. Depending on the objectives and the composition of the Strategic Partnership, projects may be of two types:
Strategic Partnerships supporting innovation: Projects are expected to develop innovative outputs, and/or engage into intensive dissemination and exploitation activities of existing and newly produced products or innovative ideas.
Strategic Partnerships supporting exchange of good practices: The primary goal is to allow organisations to develop and reinforce networks, increase their capacity to operate at transnational level, share and confront ideas, practices and methods.
ACTIVITIES SUPPORTED BY STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
Over the lifetime of a project, and depending on the type of Strategic Partnership, projects may typically realise a broad range of activities, for example:
- activities that strengthen the cooperation and networking between organisations;
- testing and/or implementation of innovative practices in the field of education, training and youth;
- activities that facilitate the recognition and validation of knowledge, skills and competences acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning;
- activities of cooperation between regional authorities to promote the development of education, training and youth systems and their integration in actions of local and regional development;
- activities to support learners with disabilities/special needs to complete education cycles and facilitate their transition into the labour market, including by combating segregation and discrimination in education for marginalised communities;
- activities to better prepare and deploy the education and training of professionals for equity, diversity and inclusion challenges in the learning environment; activities to promote the integration of refugees, asylum seekers and newly arrived migrants and raise awareness about the refugee crisis in Europe;
- transnational initiatives fostering entrepreneurial mind-sets and skills, to encourage active citizenship and entrepreneurship (including social entrepreneurship), jointly carried out by two or more groups of young people from different countries.
WHERE TO APPLY
To the National Agency of the country in which the applicant organisation is established88. Per deadline, the same consortium of partners can submit only one application and to one National Agency only
A participating organisation can be any public or private organisation, established in a Programme Country or in any Partner Country of the world (see section "Eligible Countries" in Part A of the programme Guide).
Partnerships in the field of higher education: between 24 and 36 months;
Partnerships in the field of VET, school education and adult education: between 12 and 36 months87;
Partnerships in the youth field: between 6 and 36 months.