Small-Scale Partnerships | Erasmus+



Small-scale Partnerships aim to make it easier for small organisations, individuals, and newbies to join programs in areas like school, adult, and vocational education, as well as youth and sport.

These partnerships want to help those who might have a harder time getting involved, like newcomers or smaller groups.

They also want to bring a European perspective to local communities.

Funding for these projects ranges from EUR 30000 to EUR 60000 for participating organisations and the partnerships usually run for 6 to 24 months.

Who can apply?

Any organisation taking part in the program should operate in an EU Member State or a third country that is linked to the Program.

When applying to National Agencies in areas like school education, vocational education and training, adult education, and youth, an organisation can only submit one application per deadline.

Eligible participating organisations

  • Any organisation, whether public or private, operating in an EU Member State or a third country linked to the Programme
  • Any organisation engaged in education, training, youth, sports, or other socio-economic sectors, including those conducting activities that cut across different fields (such as local, regional, and national authorities, centers for recognition and validation, chambers of commerce, trade associations, guidance centers, cultural and sports organizations).

At least two organisations from two distinct EU Member States or third countries affiliated with the Program are required. There is no upper limit on the number of participating organisations within a single partnership.

Eligible activities

  • Project management, collaboration between project partners
  • Networking events, meetings, working sessions
  • Sharing and promotion activities and events, conferences

Locations of the activities

Every activity undertaken by a Small-scale Partnership must take place within the countries where the participating organisations are located.
Furthermore, organisations can manage activities at the headquarters of a European Union institution, regardless of whether any participating organisations operate in the country hosting the institution.

Where to apply?

  • Small-scale Partnerships focusing on vocational education and training, school education, adult education, and youth, should apply to the National Agency in the country where the applicant organisation is located.
  • Small-scale Partnerships concentrating on sports should apply to the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (Call ID: ERASMUS-SPORT-2024-SSCP)

Any organisation in the fields of vocational education and training, school education, adult education, and youth submitting Small-scale Partnerships must meet the deadline of 1 October 2024, 12:00 (midday Brussels time) for projects beginning between 1 January and 31 August of the following year.


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