What is Erasmus+?
Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport for 2014-2020. Higher education institutions can apply for funding to run collaborative strategic partnerships to improve their provision for learners and share innovative practices.
The British Council manages the programme in the UK, in partnership with Ecorys UK.
Erasmus+ higher education strategic partnerships
Higher education institutions (HEIs) which hold an Erasmus Charter For Higher Education can apply for funding to run an Erasmus+ strategic partnership. These collaborative projects enable institutions across Europe and beyond to work together in order to improve their provision for learners and share innovative practices. HEIs can also apply for funding to run collaborative projects aimed at improving provision across more than one sector.
Strategic partnerships can last for two or three years and are a flexible way of working with partners from different countries. UK HEIs apply for funding on an annual basis to the British Council which manages this part of the Erasmus+ programme, providing applicants with guidance and support.
Read a case study of a strategic partnership run by the University of West of England for inspiration.