Strategic partnerships are longer-term cooperation projects aimed at promoting innovation in the education and youth sectors. A variety of activities may be engaged in within these partnerships to achieve a shared body of results for the participating organisations or institutions.

Strategic partnerships

A distinction is drawn between two types of project:

  • strategic partnerships supporting exchange of good practice with the aim of developing and strengthening networks. These are less extensive projects.
  • strategic partnerships supporting innovation, leading to innovative results and/or stepping up the dissemination of innovative products. These are more extensive projects, which generate intellectual outputs.

Transnational youth initiatives are collaborations between youth organisations or informal groups of young people from different countries. Youth initiatives enable young people to put their own project ideas into action.

Evaluation criteria
Erasmus+ Programm Guide 2018


22 February 2018 
(for projects starting between 1 June and 30 September 2018)

03 May 2018 
(for projects starting between 1 September 2018 and 31 January 2019)

11 October 2018 
(for projects starting between 1 February and 31 May 2019)


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