Strategic partnerships

Strategic partnerships aim to address horizontal priorities as well as field specific priorities in the areas of:

  • Higher education
  • Vocational education and training
  • School education
  • Adult education, and
  • Youth.

There are two kinds of Strategic Partnership; those supporting innovation and those supporting the exchange of good practices.

Strategic Partnerships provide opportunities for a wide variety of public, private, and non-governmental organisations to implement a broad range of activities including, for example:

  • Strengthening cooperation and networking between organisations,
  • Promoting the development, testing, and implementation of innovative practices,
  • Promoting the recognition and validation of knowledge, skills, and competences,
  • Promoting cooperation between regional authorities to develop new systems for education, training, and youth,
  • Supporting learners with disabilities and special needs and ease their transition to the labour market,
  • Supporting education and training professionals to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in learning,
  • Promoting integration of newly arrived migrants and raising awareness about the refugee crisis in Europe
  • Promoting entrepreneurship and active citizenship among young people.

Strategic partnerships are supposed to support professional cooperation between organizations working with higher education.

A partnership must consist of at least three organizations from three program countries (EU, Iceland, Macedonia and Turkey). Organizations from partner countries (other countries) may participate if their participation provide a clear added value for the project.

Learning mobility for students and employees can be funded within the framework of a strategic partnership. The mobility activities must provide an added value and contribute to achieving the goals of the strategic partnership.

Project duration: 2-3 years.

Financing: Up to 150.000 Euros per project per year.

Application deadline: 24 March 2020 kl 12.00. Only one application deadline per year.

How does it work, what else should you know and how do you apply? (European Commision)

Mandate Letter

The partner institutions in the project must sign a mandate letter that gives the coordinating institution the right to manage the project. A scanned copy of the signed mandate letter needs to be uploaded as an attachment to the application. Normally the coordinating institution will send a draft of such a mandate letter to the other institutions involved. A template for the mandate letter can also be downloaded from DIKU's website. Mandate letters sent from NMBU needs to be signed by our rector.

Published 9. February 2018 - 13:17 - Updated 25. November 2019 - 10:47