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Erasmus+ Cooperation Projects

For Swiss institutions, there are two possible ways to participate in Key Action 2 cooperation projects (Strategic Partnerships and Knowledge Alliances): As official partners within the Erasmus+ programme or as associated partners within the framework of the Swiss interim solution for Erasmus+. However, both options are subject to limitations, as Swiss institutions can participate to Erasmus+ cooperation projects as a partner country only. For further information or details on the award criteria, please refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide (esp. pages 120–147).

Strategic Partnerships (decentralised projects)

A Swiss institution wishing to participate as an Erasmus+ official partner should pay attention to the following:
  • A Swiss institution cannot coordinate a Strategic Partnership. The application has to be submitted by a European coordinator to their National Agency. Swiss institutions do not count towards the minimum number of 3 participating institutions required for a Strategic Partnership.
  • A Swiss institution officially participating in a Strategic Partnership must bring an essential added value to the project. This aspect is crucial and must be considered in the application. Otherwise, the whole project can be rejected.
  • If a project is selected for funding, the Swiss institution officially participating will receive EU funding. In this case, there is no additional Swiss funding.
  • European application deadline: 29th March 2017.
  • For further information or details on the award criteria, please refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide (esp. pages 120-138).

A Swiss institution wishing to participate as an associated partner (in the framework of the Swiss interim solution for Erasmus+) should pay attention to the following:
  • A Swiss institution participating as associated partner in a Strategic Partnership selected for funding by the competent National Agency can receive Swiss funding.
  • The Swiss institution participating in the Strategic Partnership has to be mentioned in the official European application even though it is not an official partner, and its role and activities clearly described.
  • The participation of the Swiss partner will be funded in the framework of the interim solution.
  • In order for their application to be successful, Swiss institutions have to explain in what way their participation in the project contributes to achieving the goals of Swiss education policy both at federal and cantonal level (DE/FR).
  • The application has to be submitted by 5th April by e-mail to Movetia.
  • For further information, please refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide (esp. pages 120–138).

Knowledge Alliances (centralised projects)

A Swiss institution wishing to participate as an official partner should pay attention to the following:
  • A Swiss institution cannot coordinate a Knowledge Alliance. The application has to be submitted by a European coordinator to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels.
  • Swiss institutions do not count towards the minimum number of 6 participating institutions required for a Knowledge Alliance.
  • A Swiss institution officially participating in a Knowledge Alliance must bring an essential added value to the project. This aspect is crucial and must be considered in the application. Otherwise, the whole project can be rejected.
  • If a project is selected for funding, the Swiss institution officially participating will receive EU funding. The Swiss institution is not eligible for additional Swiss funding.
  • European application deadline: 28th February 2017.
  • For further information, please refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide (esp. pages 139-147).

A Swiss institution wishing to participate as an associated partner (in the framework of the Interim Solution for Erasmus+) should pay attention to the following:
  • A Swiss institution can receive funding as an associated partner in a Knowledge Alliance selected for funding by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels.
  • The Swiss institution participating in the Knowledge Alliance has to be mentioned in the official European application even though it is not an official partner, and its role and activities clearly described.
  • The Swiss institution will receive Swiss funding in the framework of the interim solution.
  • In order for their application to be successful, Swiss institutions have to explain in what way their participation in the project contributes to achieving the goals of Swiss education policy both at federal and cantonal level (DE/FR).
  • The application has to be submitted by e-mail to Movetia by 7th March 2017.
  • For further information, please refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide (esp. pages 139–147).

Preparatory visits

Preparatory visits enable teaching and administrative staff of higher education institutions to prepare for forthcoming cooperation projects. The lump-sum grants cover travel (CHF 400) and subsistence (CHF 400) costs. Further terms can be found in the eligibility criteria (DE). The application must be submitted at least one month before the event begins, and no later than 1st December 2017 by e-mail to Movetia. 

Call

Planned deadline Strategic Partnership (in the framework of the interim solution for E+): March/April 2018

Planned deadline Knowledge Alliances (in the framework of the interim solution for E+): March/April 2018

Contact

Team Erasmus
Movetia
Dornacherstrasse 28A
P.O. Box
4501 Solothurn

+41 32 462 00 50
erasmus@movetia.ch
The following forms must not be filled in by institutions of higher education, only by private or public organisations: