Within the framework of Erasmus+, institutional cooperation is funded and enabled through various project formats. As a rule, these project formats support international cooperation (sharing best practices, developing new products and practices) between institutions in the areas of school education, vocational education, higher education, adult education and extracurricular youth work.
The next generation of the Erasmus+ programme will begin in 2021. In this context, the funding instruments for cooperation have undergone some changes. Despite the lack of details, we already have some information. There will now be three types of funding formats:
In the area of sports, not-for-profit sport events will also be supported.
We expect that Swiss institutions will be able to participate in Erasmus+ partnerships for cooperation. Swiss institutions are excluded from project management.
It may also be possible for Swiss institutions to participate in some other formats. We are still waiting on more information.
As a non-associated, non-EU-country, Switzerland cannot participate in any small-scale partnerships (for all sectors other than higher education).
Once again in 2021, Swiss institutions that participate in European projects can apply for financial support from the Swiss Programme for Erasmus+. The general conditions will be similar to those in recent years.
We will keep you up to date via our website for the Swiss Programme for Erasmus+.
At the moment, projects for cooperation with European partner institutions that have been initiated by Swiss institutions will not be funded. The Swiss Programme for Erasmus+ only supports Swiss participation in the European programme. For this reason, we will only initiate a Swiss call for projects once the call has launched the European level.
The call for European Mobility Projects is open. Teachers can also apply for a global project for their lower and upper secondary level classes as part of the International Classroom programme. The deadline for applications is 1 March 2021.