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.
From 2019, a new, two-stage application procedure applies. Applicants submit a project outline by 31 January 2019. They will then be told whether or not they qualify by early March. If they do, they can submit the full application by 31 May 2019.
Financial funding: Movetia assumes a maximum of 60% of the project costs. The project applied for must not already be funded by Erasmus+ grants.
Consultation: Movetia advises teachers on questions regarding the project application. If you wish to submit a project, you will find recommendations and information on the registration procedure at Submitting an application for funding for an international school partnership.