Organisations active in the fields of formal and non-formal education in Switzerland use international cooperation projects to support networking and the exchange of experience, to develop educational opportunities and to strengthen the recognition and attractiveness of the Swiss educational system beyond its borders.
The aim of the International Programme is to support projects that contribute to the development and improvement of the Swiss education system through cooperation between one or more Swiss institutions and one or more European or non-European institutions. The cooperation projects aim for instance to:
This list is not exhaustive, as all projects are designed according to the needs of the participating Swiss institutions.
Projects within the framework of Erasmus+ 2023 cooperation are funded as before by the Swiss Programme for Erasmus+ .
Projects funded under the programme can last a maximum of 24 months.
All educational institutions (from compulsory school to upper secondary level), vocational education and training, tertiary education, youth activities and adult education based in Switzerland.
The programme provides for five fixed grant amounts:
These contributions can cover a maximum of 60% of the total project costs. The institutions taking part must therefore provide at least 40% of the total project funding from their own resources or from other sources. The project cannot already be funded by grants from the Erasmus+ programme or the Swiss Programme for Erasmus+ for cooperations.
Staff of Swiss organisations planning to participate in a project can apply for financial support to visit future partner organisations before the project is submitted, in order to establish contacts and prepare projects with partners. Participation in a European contact seminar or an international conference to build a network for a joint mobility or cooperation project can also be funded. You can find more information here.