With international school partnerships, young people can gain their first experiences of intercultural cooperation. This is becoming increasingly important for their educational career and working life. The programme for funding international school partnerships supports projects that strive to develop long-term relationships between Swiss and foreign schools. Schools that are well networked internationally are open to new educational approaches and create a dynamic working environment.
Partner schools work together during a school year on a project they specify jointly (time-limited teamwork with topics, procedures and objectives defined in advance). This goes beyond the usual teaching. The pupils communicate via Internet platforms or social networks and meet in person. Individual long-term stays at the partner school can also be funded as part of such a partnership.
The partner schools must be in countries that are not already associated with an EU, educational, VET or youth programme. You will find further information in the general conditions for the programme.
All Swiss schools at primary, secondary level I and II (grammar schools and general schools) are entitled to participate.
Grant requests can be submitted by head teachers as well as teachers.
Projects can be sent in using the international school partnerships form. The closing date for registration is 15 May 2018.