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Running an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project is a flexible way for higher education institutions to work with partners from different countries. Find out more about Erasmus+, the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport.

Benefits to your institution

  • Develop partnerships with international institutions and academics
  • Work together to solve shared problems 
  • Exchange ideas, skills and knowledge 
  • Develop innovative new practices and improve education provision

What activities are possible?

Projects focus on activities to improve HE provision across the participating countries, and address identified priorities. Activities could include:

  • developing, testing and implementing innovative approaches and practices for study programmes, students, staff and organisations;
  • facilitating the recognition and certification of skills and competences;
  • training, teaching and learning activities such as intensive study programmes, blended mobility of students, joint staff training events, and teaching and training assignments.

“The quality of the educational material the project produces will be of a far higher standard than any of our institutions could produce on their own. This has to be the key strength of the Erasmus+ partnership philosophy.” Gareth Davis, European Cleft Organisation (ECO), Netherlands, who took part in a strategic partnership project with the University of West of England.


In 2020, there were two application deadlines for Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education funding which have now passed. Find out more about Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships call here.