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
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: 2020, date not published. Only one application deadline per year.
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.