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Erasmus+ KA2

Key Action 2
Cooperation for innovation and good practice

1. Capacity building will replace what used to be financed under Tempus, Edulink and Alfa, i.e. joint projects based on multilateral partnerships to fund curriculum development and modernisation, new diplomas, modern teaching and learning practices, upgrading of facilities and equipment, improving university governance and management, and creating better links between higher education and the world of work. This action will also finance projects aiming to have an impact on national systems, through the involvement of national authorities, alongside universities. This action is centrally managed by EACEA. This action is open to participation from higher education institutions in countries covered by the ENI, IPA, DCI and EDF. Kazakhstan’s participation is covered by DCI. Applications to EACEA may come from institutions in a Programme Country or a Partner Country.

2. Strategic Partnerships and Knowledge Alliances
Strategic Partnerships foster quality and innovation in HEIs through stronger cooperation with enterprises, research organisations, social partners etc. This is done through the development of new curricula and programmes, and the use of new techniques and resources for learning and study. This action is open to participation from higher education institutions worldwide, though only institutions from Programme Countries can submit applications to their National Agency.

Knowledge Alliances promote structured, long-term cooperation between HEIs and enterprises. They facilitate knowledge flows between education and enterprise, stimulate entrepreneurship and develop multidisciplinary curricula responding to business needs.

This action is open to participation from higher education institutions worldwide, though only institutions from Programme Countries can submit applications to EACEA in Brussels.

Universities from Partner Countries will be able to take part in this two initiatives under Erasmus+, on the condition that the project demonstrates a very clear added value that the Partner-Country participation brings.